Nowgam Attack; HM, JeM Claim Responsibility

KL Report

Srinagar

Two militant outfits have claimed responsibility separately for the attack on BSF patrolling party in Nowgam.

Jamait-ul-Mujahideen (HM) spokesman Jameel Ahmad while claiming the responsibility told KNS over phone that the attack was a revenge action for the killing of a Baramulla youth Tahir Ahmad and Altaf Ahmad from Srinagar.

He claimed that ‘Altawheed squad’ of the outfit carried out the attack.

Hizb-ul-Mujaheedin (HM) claimed responsibility for the attack saying its cadres were involved in the attack. Hizb Spokesman Baleeg-ud-Din told KNS over phone that they have formed a guerilla group to carry such attacks and cautioned that such attacks would continue in future.

Both the outfits claimed that the cadres who carried out the attack reached safely to their hideouts.

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