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Virender Sehwag ‘salutes’ Indian Army for killing top Hizbul Mujahideen commander

Virender Sehwag commended the Indian army for killing of top Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: May 27, 2017 5:15:18 pm
virender sehwag, tral, tral encounter, indian army tral encounter, virender sehwag indian army, cricket news, cricket, sports news, indian express Virender Sehwag has never shied away from showing his support for the Army and the country. (Source: Express Photo)

Virender Sehwag commended the Indian Army on Saturday for their work in Tral that saw Sabzar Ahmad Bhat, a top Hizbul Mujahideen commander, and successor to former leader Burhan Wani, killed in an encounter. The encounter took place in Tral in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir.

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“Great job by the Indian Army in Tral today. Salute!” said Sehwag in his tweet. The encounter began late Friday night when the security forces and terrorists were involved in a brief exchange of gunfire. Later, as the terrorists took shelter in the village, the CRPF and the army laid a cordon around the village and began attempts to flush the terrorists.

Sehwag has never shied away from showing his support for the army and the country. Among other issues, the former Indian batsman has tweeted actively in support of the army. Recently, he tweeted, “There is no country as safe as India.Is desh ki mitti ki baat hi alag hai. Best wishes to #Uzma &welcome back to the most incredible country.” He said in a tweet the day after Uzma Ahmed who was allegedly forced to marry a Pakistani man during her visit to the country, returned to India.

After a video went viral of the Indian army personnel being assaulted in Kashmir, Sehwag also made a tweet condemning the incident and voicing his support for the army.

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