A bullet-riddled body of a Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militant was found today in north Kashmir. Cops are suspecting that the break-away faction of HM, Lashkar-e-Islam (LeI), is behind the murder. LEI is an outfit floated by Abdul Qayoom Najar, the longest surviving militant in north Kashmir.
The group is also believed to be behind killing of few separatist activists this year in Sopore area of the district.
The dead militant has been identified as Fayaz Ahmad Bhat who was a 'commander' of the outfit, and a resident of Wailo Pattan. His body was recovered from a forest in Devbug Tangmarg in Barmulla district.
Earlier, three bullet-riddled bodies of militants, believed to be belonging to LeI, were found in Dangerpora in Pattan area. Hizbul supreme Syed Salahuddin said the three belonged to his outfit.