Most Wanted Hizbul Mujahideen Terrorist Killed in Encounter
GUWAHATI: Most wanted terrorist Riyaz Naikoo was killed in an encounter along with his two associates by a joint team of security forces in Kashmir’s Pulwama district today, May 6.
He had been cornered by security personnel at many occasions but he managed to escape.
Prior to his killing, the leader of banned terrorist group Hizbul Mujahideen of Kashmir valley, had been trapped in Beighbora village earlier today.
Naikoo had taken over as chief of the terror group after its Kashmir outfit’s commander Burhan Wani was killed in 2016. In a state where the career span of a terrorist exhausts in about 4 years, Naikoo managed to last for a period of 8 years.
The operation supervised by Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police Dilbag Singh is considered a huge success as the terrorist was a close associate of the Pakistan-based Hizbul Chief Syed Salahuddin who was declared a global terrorist in 2017.