Aide Of Kashmir's Most Wanted Terrorist Among 6 Killed In J&K's Pulwama

Aide Of Kashmir's Most Wanted Terrorist Among 6 Killed In J&K's Pulwama

NEW DELHI: In a major boost to anti-terror operation, security forces have killed six terrorists in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district. An aide of Zakir Moosa, one of Kashmir's most wanted terrorist, was also killed in the operation.

The encounter was launched in Arampora village in Awantipora area of the south Kashmir district.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area following specific intelligence input about the presence of terrorists there.

Police said as the forces were conducting searches, terrorists fired upon them, triggering the encounter.

A former Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Zakir Moosa is the head of al Qaeda-linked group Ansar Ghazwat-ul Hind, which is said to have links to Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM). He is one of the most wanted terrorists who are currently operating in the valley.

In November, Punjab was put on high alert after he was spotted near Amritsar. Posters of Zakir Moosa were put up across the state following inputs that he along with seven members of the terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed were believed to be sighted in Ferozepur. 

Earlier that month, the Punjab Police arrested two students associated with his terrorist organisation in connection with Maqsudan Police Station hand-grenade blasts case of September 14.