Targeted Action Against 10 Top Militants Soon: Report

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SRINAGAR — Security agencies have prepared a list of 10 most wanted militants in Jammu and Kashmir, that includes top commander of Hizbul Mujahideen Riyaz Ahmed Naikoo, against whom targeted operations will soon be launched to eliminate or nab them, officials said Tuesday.

The list was prepared following inputs from intelligence agencies, paramilitary forces, the Army and the Jammu and Kashmir Police, news agency PTI reported.

Naikoo, the chief commander of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) in the Valley, tops the list as he has been involved in a series of subversive activities leading to casualties among security personnel and civilians, a security official said.

The wanted militants include Lashkar-e-Taiba’s Shopian district commander Wasim Ahmed alias Osama, HM’s Anantnag district commander Mohammad Ashraf Khan, HM’s Baramulla district commander Merajud-Din, HM’s Srinagar commander Saifullah Mir alias Doctor Saif, HM’s Pulwama district commander Arshad-ul Haq.

Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief operational commander in the Valley Hafiz Umar, who is a Pakistani national, North Kashmir divisional commander of Al Badr Javed Mattoo, HM militant Ajaz Ahmed Malik and JeM militant Zahid Sheikh alias Umear Afghani are the other listed terrorists, another official said.

Targeted operations will soon be launched against these 10 militantsto eliminate or nab them, the official added.

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