New Hizbul Mujahideen chief warns of reprisal attacks on militant families

Photo of new Hizbul Mujahideen commander Zakir Moosa.

Srinagar: The successor of slain Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani, Zakir Moosa today released a video message in which he mentioned that Jammu and Kashmir police should stop harassing their family members or they should be ready to face consequence.

In his video Moosi said, “Why bring in our families if it a fight between Mujahideens and police.”

Moosa in his video message said that they are well aware about families of the policemen countering them and they will be forced to act if the police don’t leave their families alone.

He added, “You should not harass the families of mujahideen because if you do, we also reserve the right to do a similar act. If you think your families are safe in Jammu and outside Kashmir, let me tell you we have the capacity to hit them even in Kanyakumari.”

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Moosa, who was an engineering student in Chandigarh, joined Wani three years back and has been seen many times in videos and pictures alongside him.

After the death of Wani on July 8, 2016, this is the first message from the militant group Hizbul Mujahideen.

According to sources say the threat video has its basis to a recent incident in which his father and family members were called by security forces to a camp for questioning.

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The leaders of Hizbul Mujahideen had previously warned the local police of reprisal attacks if militant families are called to police stations or security camps for questioning.