Three Kashmir families claim kin among five militants killed in Bandipora gunfight

The development comes a day after Hizb ul Mujahideen claimed that the militants killed in a gunfight with the forces in Sumlar area of Bandipora were locals and not foreigners as claimed by the government forces.

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Baramulla/Ganderbal, Publish Date: Sep 25 2018 12:38PM | Updated Date: Sep 25 2018 12:38PM
Three Kashmir families claim kin among five militants killed in Bandipora gunfight

Three families from Shopian, Kulgam and Ganderbal districts on Tuesday claimed that their kin are among the five militants killed in Bandipora gunfight and dubbed as foreigners by the authorities.

The development comes a day after Hizb ul Mujahideen claimed that the militants killed in a gunfight with the forces in Sumlar area of Bandipora were locals and not foreigners as claimed by the government forces.

A family from Kangan area of Ganderbal district in central Kashmir claimed that one of the militants was their kin, Parvez Ahmed Tedwa alias Abu Mawiya.

“We have approached the police that one of the slain militants in Bandipora identified as Parvez Ahmed Tedwa son of Ghulam Nabi Tedwa a resident of Hayan palpora is our kin,” Mohammad Rafiq Tedwa, brother of the slain militant told Greater Kashmir. 

He said that Parvez was missing since 2003 and on the photographic evidence we came to know about his killing.

SSP Ganderbal Mohammad Khalil Poswal told Greater Kashmir that that a family from Hayan Palpora approached them with the claim that one of the militants killed in Bandipora gunfight was their kin.

"We have asked them to approach Bandipora police as this case pertains to them" SSP said.

Earlier, two families from south Kashmir districts of Shopian and Kulgam approached the deputy commissioner Bandipora claiming that their kin were among the five slain militants.

The families arrived in the Bandipora where a complete shutdown is being observed to mourn the killings of five militants in a gunfight with the forces in Sumlar forests on September 22.

Reports said the families have met Deputy Commissioner Bandipora who directed them to meet Deputy Commissioner Baramulla as the slain militants have been laid to rest there.

On Friday, army claimed that three more militants were killed in the gunfight, taking the toll to five.

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