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J&K police flay militants’ bid to circulate Baramulla video

The clip was released to glamorise terror, says spokesman

- Special Correspond­ent

The Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday described militants’ bid to circulate a video of the Baramulla attack, which took place five days ago, as an attempt at “glamorisin­g terrorism”.

“By releasing (the) video of attack, terrorists want to glamorise terrorism. But they can’t. We replied by actions and killed four top commanders, Sajjad alias Haider and foreign terrorist Taimur Khan alias Abu Usman (seen in said video/attack) and Naseer alias Sad bhai and foreign terrorist Ali bhai alias Danish within 72 hours,” a police spokesman tweeted.

The tweet came hours after militant outfit People’s Anti-Fascist Front (PAFF) released the video on social media.

The video showed an attacker, wearing a body camera, shooting at the security personnel along with another attacker, apparently in Baramulla’s Kreeri on August 17. The two-day gunfight, which followed the attack, left three Lashkar-e-Taiba militants and five security personnel dead.

The video also comes a day after Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh said the killing of 26 wanted commanders in the past seven months and four top commanders of Lashkar “has led to the collapse of the militancy structure”. He also described the killing of Haider, in the Kreeri encounter, and Naseer-u-Din Lone, in the Handwara encounter, “as a major success for the security forces”.

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