‘Kashmir movement not linked with ISIS or Taliban’
Militant outfit Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen on Friday claimed responsibility for the attack on government forces at Zakura on Srinagar outskirts.
In an e-mailed statement, spokesperson of the outfit Abdul Haq claimed that a “SOG man was killed and several troopers critically injured in the attack. Some of them were referred to New Delhi from BB Cantonment hospital.”
“In the gunfight, district commander of Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen for Pulwama Mugees Ahmad Mir alias Umar Bin-e-Khatab was killed,” he said.
“After killing of Mugees, the forces draped his body with ISIS flag to defame the ongoing movement in Kashmir. New Delhi and its forces cannot suppress Kashmiris with its military might. Our struggle is only for freedom of Kashmir and we don’t have any international agenda,” the spokesperson said.
The motive of relating Kashmir movement with ISIS or Taliban is only to turn Kashmir into Afghanistan, the statement read.
“New Delhi won’t succeed in hoodwinking the peace-loving international community about Kashmir dispute. We cannot allow sellout of unflinching sacrifices of martyrs,” Haq said in the statement.