Militant Commander Qayoom Najjar killed on LOC

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Srinagar—A militant who was killed Monday morning while infiltrating into Kashmir Valley from Lachipora area of Baramulla district along Line of Control has been identified as Kashmir’s longest surviving militant Qayoom Najjar.

Official sources confirmed that the militant who was killed in Lacchipora is Abdul Qayoom Najjar. Qayoom was a resident of Sopoe area of Baramulla district and was one of the longest surviving Kashmiri militant commanders carrying 10 lakh rupees bounty on his head.

Qayoom until 2015 was affiliated with Hizbul Mujahideeen but he broke away from the outfit and formed his own Lashkar-e-Islam which carried out series of attacks on mobile towers and killed several former militants and Hurriyat activists for their alleged links with government forces. Later that year he had crossed over to Pakistan.

Internet snapped in Baramulla

Authorities on Tuesday have decided to snap with immediate effect internet service in Baramalla and Sopore in the wake of the killing of Qayoom Najjar near LoC in Uri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Official sources said that a police has sent a communication to the cellular companies to snap both internet and voice service with immediate effect within the jurisdictional area of police districts of Sopore and Baramulla.

 

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