ISJK militant found dead in Anantnag
Deceased militant Aadil Rehman Das of Waghama village of Bijbehara was found on a hilltop near Sirhama

SRINAGAR — A militant associated with ISJK was found dead in mysterious circumstances in Sirhama village of Bijbehara in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Wednesday night.

A source said that the body of Aadil Rehman Das of Waghama village of Bijbehara was found on a hilltop in Boomteng near Sirhama. There were conflicting versions about his death.

Some reports suggested that he was killed in a group clash with LeT militants while others said that he was killed during an ambush laid by security forces. Aadil had joined LeT last year in July, however, he later switched sides to ISJK.

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The outfit was founded by Mugais Mir and Dawood Salfi of Srinagar after parting ways with Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen militant outfit. Both Mir and Salafi were killed in different encounters.

Aadil and his associate Khateeb Das’s pictures, wearing black fatigues had gone viral a few months back.

“There was some dispute between LeT and ISJK as the former wanted him to return the weapon which belonged to his parent outfit (LeT),” a police official said.

He said, Aadil did not concede to the demand and was killed.

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Late in the night, the security forces retrieved the body. “We only heard three gunshots and then there was a lull,” a local said.

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