Three terrorists killed in Tral were of Zakir Musa group: Kashmir IGP

Aaron Brown
August 10, 2017

A spokesperson of the conglomerate in a statement paid rich tributes to slain youth and three militants killed in an encounter at Gulab Bagh, Tral.

Security forces on Wednesday shot dead three militants from the newly announced Jammu and Kashmir wing of Al Qaeda led by Zakir Musa. During this operation, the hiding militants suddenly fired upon them resulting in an encounter.

"The three terrorists have been identified as Ishaq Ahmad from Batagund (Tral), Zahid Ahmad from Nowdal (Tral) and Altaf Ahmad from Shopian", he said.

Police said two AK 47 rifles and a pistol were recovered from the encounter site.

People took to the streets in the area and staged demonstrations against the operation.

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Post encounter a huge mob pelted stones upon a camp.

Both Ishaq and Zahid were also involved in firing incident at Tral-i-Payeen Bazaar resulting in injuries to 03 persons and firing incident at T-Chowk, Tral.

Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind, said to be headed by Kashmiri militant Zakir Musa, broke away from Hizbul Mujahideen earlier this year, saying its members would fight "only for Islam and establishing Sharia rule, and not for nationalism or Pakistan'". They were also involved in various grenade attacks in South Kashmir. The security forces opened fire, injuring a person who later succumbed to his injuries.

23-year-old Zakir Musa, a former Hizbul Mujahideen commander, renounced his position from the terrorist group in May 2017.

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