Top Freedom fighter commander martyred in Occupied Kashmir

Top Freedom fighter commander martyred in Occupied Kashmir

SRINAGAR - Indian troops have martyred key freedom fight commander in the Occupied Kashmir.

As per the media report, a top commander was martyred on Wednesday during a fierce firefight, police said, triggering clashes with protestors.

Naveed Jatt, the man killed on Wednesday, had dramatically escaped in February from a hospital in Srinagar where he was brought from jail for a check-up two years after his arrest. Two police officers accompanying Jatt were killed in a shootout inside the hospital before he was whisked away on a waiting motorbike.

Jatt and another fighter were killed after they were trapped by soldiers, paramilitary forces and a police counterinsurgency unit surrounding the village of Chattergam in the central Kashmir valley. “It’s a success, a relief. Naveed Jatt is one among the two militants killed,” top police officer Munir Ahmad Khan said. “Jatt murdered two of our colleagues when he escaped (in February),” he said.

Three soldiers were wounded in the gun battle, another police officer said, adding several protestors who hit the streets near the site of firefight were also injured in police action.