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Hizbul Mujahideen is marching to its grave: Kashmir's once-feared terror group is roiled by infighting, low on resources and lacking local leadership
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Hizbul Mujahideen is marching to its grave: Kashmir's once-feared terror group is roiled by infighting, low on resources and lacking local leadership

In the past two weeks alone, a record number of Hizbul cadre — many young recruits who have joined in recent months — have been slain in police-led operations.

Ghazi Haider appointed new Hizbul Mujahideen chief after Riyaz Naikoo's death during Handwara encounter, claim reports
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Ghazi Haider appointed new Hizbul Mujahideen chief after Riyaz Naikoo's death during Handwara encounter, claim reports

Amid reports that Hizbul Mujahideen has appointed Gazi Haider as its new commander in Jammu and Kashmir, former 15 Corps commander and Defence Intelligence Agency head Lt Gen KJS Dhillon tweeted 'Kitne Ghazi Aaye, Kitne Ghazi Gaye'

Hizbul commander Riyaz Naikoo killed by security forces in J&K's Pulwama, say reports; mobile internet suspended in region
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Hizbul commander Riyaz Naikoo killed by security forces in J&K's Pulwama, say reports; mobile internet suspended in region

Riyaz Naikoo, a top Hizbul Mujahideen commander who had been on the run for eight years, has reportedly been killed by security forces

Security forces step up offence against militants in Jammu and Kashmir, over 10 JeM operatives killed since Pulwama attack on 14 Feb
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Security forces step up offence against militants in Jammu and Kashmir, over 10 JeM operatives killed since Pulwama attack on 14 Feb

The suicide bombing that rattled Kashmir in the afternoon of 14 February was carried by a local recruit of Jaish-e-Mohammed.

Two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists killed in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama; gunmen identified as close aides of Riyaz Naikoo
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Two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists killed in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama; gunmen identified as close aides of Riyaz Naikoo

Two terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Thursday.

Amid rising encounters in Kashmir, jihadists resort to Islamic State-like tactics to instil 'fear', command deference
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Amid rising encounters in Kashmir, jihadists resort to Islamic State-like tactics to instil 'fear', command deference

jihadists in Kashmir Valley have began filming executions and sharing them on social media like Islamic State, to terrorise civilians and put down stirrings of rebellion against militancy

Jammu and Kashmir: Hizbul Mujahideen releases video showing militants killing youth accused of being informer
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Jammu and Kashmir: Hizbul Mujahideen releases video showing militants killing youth accused of being informer

The video, which has gone viral on social media, shows militants pumping a volley of bullets into Nadeem Manzoor, whose body was recovered on Friday morning.

Jammu and Kashmir policemen killed: Resolve of force remains unshaken, say senior officials
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Jammu and Kashmir policemen killed: Resolve of force remains unshaken, say senior officials

Faced with backlash from the State, militants have turned to carrying out low-risk attacks on the Jammu and Kashmir Police

Jammu and Kashmir policemen 'quit', apologise to public after Hizbul Mujahideen kills three cops in Shopian
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Jammu and Kashmir policemen 'quit', apologise to public after Hizbul Mujahideen kills three cops in Shopian

Hours after three Jammu and Kashmir policemen were abducted and killed by militants, nine others reportedly announced their resignation—some on social media—hinting at a panic among the force.

Mehbooba Mufti condemns abduction, murder of three police officers; says 'Centre's muscular policy not working'
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Mehbooba Mufti condemns abduction, murder of three police officers; says 'Centre's muscular policy not working'

Mehbooba Mufti also tweeted that with the rise of abductions of police officials and their families, the Centre's muscular policy was not working.

Hizbul Mujahideen warns Jammu and Kashmir policemen before killing 3 cops in Shopian; 8 from state 'quit' force
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Hizbul Mujahideen warns Jammu and Kashmir policemen before killing 3 cops in Shopian; 8 from state 'quit' force

At least eight policemen from the Jammu and Kashmir Police announced their resignation on Friday, after three SPO’s were abducted and murdered by the Hizbul Mujahideen earlier in the day. More resignations are likely to follow

Three abducted Jammu and Kashmir special police officers killed by Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists in Shopian
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Three abducted Jammu and Kashmir special police officers killed by Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists in Shopian

In Jammu and Kashmir, militants had kidnapped three Special Police Officers (SPOs) and one police personnel after barging into their houses on Thursday night.

Three Jammu and Kashmir SPOs and constable abducted in Shopian; police suspect Hizbul Mujahideen
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Three Jammu and Kashmir SPOs and constable abducted in Shopian; police suspect Hizbul Mujahideen

Three Jammu and Kashmir Special Police Officers (SPOs) and one police constable have gone missing in the Shopian district of the state, weeks after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Riyaz Naikoo told policemen 'to resign for their own safety'

Shunting out of Jammu and Kashmir DGP SP Vaid has more to do with internal squabbles than poor security scenario
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Shunting out of Jammu and Kashmir DGP SP Vaid has more to do with internal squabbles than poor security scenario

The posting of Vaid as transport commissioner is seen to be relegating him to an “insignificant post” while the government has ignored many senior officers by giving the additional charge of, “head of the police force to Dilbagh Singh”.

'Release our kin within 3 days, else your families won't be safe': Hizbul commander Riyaz Naikoo tells J&K police
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'Release our kin within 3 days, else your families won't be safe': Hizbul commander Riyaz Naikoo tells J&K police

Naikoo said the terrorists were not fighting the police. "Had it been so, we would force them (police) to migrate within one month. We are fighting India but unfortunately the Kashmir police has become the frontline of this battle," he said.

Kashmir tense as targeting families of policemen and militants has increased stakes and risks in strife-torn state
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Kashmir tense as targeting families of policemen and militants has increased stakes and risks in strife-torn state

The current trend brings to mind the situation in 1990, when the morale of the local police had been deeply undermined.

Militants release three out of 12 abducted relatives of Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel
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Militants release three out of 12 abducted relatives of Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel

The development came soon after the police released Hizbul operational commander Riyaz Naikoo's father Assadullah on Friday, two days after they took him into custody in Pulwama district.

Police releases father of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Riyaz Naikoo after detaining him for 2 days
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Police releases father of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Riyaz Naikoo after detaining him for 2 days

Assadullah Naikoo, 70, father of the Hizbul Operational Commander Riyaz Naikoo, was arrested in Pulwama district. In vengeance, militants in south Kashmir abducted 11 relatives of policemen.

Kashmir corps commander says Governor’s Rule won't impact operations, but NN Vohra's experience may help
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Kashmir corps commander says Governor’s Rule won't impact operations, but NN Vohra's experience may help

Lt Gen AK Bhatt held that to the extent that NN Vohra’s wealth of experience might result in Governor’s Rule bringing about improvements in governance and more responsive administration at the ground level would help to bring peace in Jammu and Kashmir.

Hizbul Mujahideen 'assures safety' to Amarnath pilgrims in 15-minute WhatsApp clip
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Hizbul Mujahideen 'assures safety' to Amarnath pilgrims in 15-minute WhatsApp clip

A new audio, purportedly released by Hizbul Mujahideen, has surfaced in Srinagar assuring Amarnath pilgrims they have nothing to fear as long as they visit Kashmir only to fulfil their religious duties.