A telephone intercept of 1 the terrorists trapped through the encounter during which Hizbul Mujahideen chief Riyaz Naikoo was killed on Wednesday hints at a rift between the Hizbul and the newly fashioned The Resistance Entrance (TRF) dubbed as a entrance for Laskar-e-Taiba (LeT) within the Kashmir valley.
The trapped terrorist was heard talking to an individual he addresses as Wahid Bhai that they’ve been cornered and the TRF is chargeable for this.
“We’re caught in Beighpora, Pulwama… I’m injured however Riyaz Bhai is preventing. This the doing of our personal individuals. This new tanzeem (TRF) they’re those behind this. Avoid them, they are going to smash our Kashmir,” the terrorist is heard within the intercept.
Sources say this can be a clear indicator that TRF and Hizbul Mujahideen are divided.
The terrorist was additionally heard blaming the brand new group TRF for hatching a conspiracy that led to them being trapped.
Safety forces had particular details about Naikoo’s actions and that he was to go to his household in his native village of Beighpora in Pulwama district of South Kashmir. His location was zeroed in to a home the place he took shelter hoping to fulfill his household.
Sources stated it’s not clear whether or not the voice was one of many terrorists killed together with Naikoo however he was positively within the space and obtained injured.
“Perhaps he was the one accompanying him who obtained killed however there isn’t any means to make certain about that. One factor is for certain that he was within the space when the operation was on,” stated an official.
TRF has been energetic in Kashmir of late and is claimed to be chargeable for some latest terror assaults, together with the one in Handwara, the place 5 safety personnel, together with an Indian Military Colonel and a Main, have been killed.
The group is claimed to be a proxy for Pakistan’s Lashkar-e-Taiba and a part of a technique to showcase it as a neighborhood Kashmiri outfit, sources stated.
With Naikoo killed, the highest management of Hizbul Mujahideen has been worn out in the intervening time. Naikoo was a arithmetic teacher-turned-terrorist who joined Hizbul Mujahideen in 2012. Few years later he grew up within the ranks and was appointed the operations commander of the group.
He was chargeable for a number of terror assaults and was a drive behind recruitment of youth in terror ranks over the previous few years.
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