JKAP leader’s nephew among 3 militants killed in Shopian

Srinagar/June,16 : Though police is yet to formally ascertain and disclose the identity of three militant killed on Tuesday morning in Turkawangam village of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district but official sources say that one of the three militants killing in the gunfight is the nephew of J&K Apni Party leader Zafar Iqbal Manhas who is also known as Ex PDP MLC.

Official sources said three militants have been dentified the slain as Hizb-ul-Mujahideen district Commander Zubair Wani of Turkawangam, Kamran Manhas, nephew of former PDP MLC Zaffar Iqbal Manhas, a resident of Sharaab Kareena and Muneeb-ul-Haq of Sugan Zainapora Shopian.

Kamran Manhas had announced joining the Hizb ranks in January 2019 and a picture showing him holding an AK-47 rifle went viral on social media then. Reacting to it then, Zaffar Manhas said he was in “absolute disbelief” and that he and his family could never imagine such a thing even in dreams. Since then Zaffar Manhas left PDP and joined Jammu and Kashmir Apni party. Kamran was the first youth from the Sharaab Kareena village to join militancy in more than twenty years.

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