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Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin claims responsibility for Handwara attack, says ‘India has upper hand’


The chief of Pakistan-based terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen, Syed Salahuddin has said in a video that the Indian security forces are stronger in the Kashmir valley.

Salahuddin, who is sheltered by Pakistan and is used as a non-state actor for cross-border terror operations, is designated as a global terrorist by the US State Department.

In a video clip shared by BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra, Syed Salahudeen is seen addressing a thin gathering somewhere in Pakistan on the recent counter-insurgency operations carried out by its terrorists in Handwara. He is also seen admitting that the Indian Army has the upper hand in the clip.

“It’s a shock (Riyaz Naikoo’s killing) for all of us but these sacrifices have been going on in Kashmir since long,” he could be heard speaking in Urdu. He also claimed responsibility of the recent gunbattle between terrorists and security forces in Handwara. “Mujahideens broke the back of enemy (Indian Army) in Handwara Rajwara but the enemy has an upper hand,” he stated in thee 52-second long clip.

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