In a major boost to the anti-terrorist operation, security forces have shot six terrorists in a gunfight in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. With the support of Zakir Moosa, who is one of the most wanted terrorists in Kashmir, has also died in the operation.
The encounter was introduced in Awantipora area’s Arampora village of the South Kashmir district.
Earlier, security forces have launched a cordon and search operation in the area, which follows specific intelligence input regarding the terrorist presence there.
Kashmir Police reports that the security forces were conduction searches, when terrorists broke out the fire on them, triggering the encounter.
Huge numbers of arms and ammunition have been recovered from the incident spot, reports Police.
The former commander of Hizbul Mujahideen, Zakir Moosa is the major of the Al-Qaeda- linked group with Ansar Ghazwat-ul Hind, which is believed to have links with JeM (Jaish-e-Mohammed). Mr. Moosa is one of Kashmir’s most wanted terrorists, who were currently operating in the valley.
Punjab was put on high-alert in November after Mr. Moosa was spotted near Amritsar. Posters of the most wanted terrorists were hanged across the state, following details that he was present there along with seven members of their group Jaish-e-Mohammed, were also believed to be sighted in Ferozpur.
In October, Punjab Police has arrested two students, who were associated with Jaish-e-Mohammed outfit and also has links with Maqsudan Police Station in the September 14 hand-grenade blasts case.