Pampore attack: Despite Army saving his son, Hizb-ul-Mujahideen chief hails terrorists

Hizb-ul-Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin has three sons.

Updated: Feb 27, 2016, 00:54 AM IST
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Srinagar: Hizb-ul-Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin heaped praise on the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants, who attacked Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) campus, a report said on Friday.

According to a report published in 'The Times of India', Salahuddin, who is currently based in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, announnced Hilal-eShuja'at, considered a bravery award, for the militants.

The Hizb-ul-Mujahideen chief also praised the support of locals to the militants.

During the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pampore earlier this week, security forces rescued nearly 100 people from the EDI complex, including Syed Mueen, son of Syed Salahuddin.

Terrorists had attacked the government complex in Pampore, 16 kilometres from Srinagar, and the ensuing encounter went on for three days.

During the operation, six people apart from the three terrorists were killed, including a civilian, three Army soldiers, and two paramilitary troopers.

Salahuddin has three sons, including Mueen. His other two sons are a doctor and a medical assistant.

At least 15 protesters were injured in Pampore town on Monday in clashes with security forces.

The protesters had defied curfew-like restrictions and were trying to carry out a march towards the site of the gunfight.