Militant outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba has paid rich tributes to the two militants, who were killed in a gunfight with the forces at Langate Handwara on Tuesday.
In a statement to a local news agency CNS LeT spokesman Dr Andullah Gaznavi while quoting the LeT chief Mehmood Shah said that both the militants belonged to the other organisations of Jammu Kashmir, and not Lashkar-e-Taiba.
Shah accused police of killing the Hurriyat Conference (G) activist Hakeem-ur-Rehman Sultani. "They cannot hide their actions forever. New Delhi has planned to step up the violence keeping in view the upcoming 2019 elections", he said.
Shah claimed: "Another target list of 192 personnel has been handed over to the forces since the first list of 40 individuals. Agents have been deployed for this plan."
"The public must be cautious and aware of their surroundings. They must be steadfast and put trust in the Hurriyat leadership. The unity is the ultimate power of the public and is the sole savior of countless sacrifices rendered for Kashmir cause," he added.