In an exchange of fire that broke out between the security forces and terrorists at Dadsar village in Tral in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, wanted terrorist Zakir Musa has reportedly been killed.
BREAKING: Wanted terrorist Zakir Musa killed in encounter in Tral a short while ago. He was Burhan Wani’s successor. pic.twitter.com/vbEuAYqDpB
— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) May 23, 2019
Musa, who was the Chief of the terrorist group Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind, a cell of terrorist organisation Al-Qaeda, was reportedly trapped in the encounter in Tral. The area of Dadsara village was cordoned off by a joint team of the Army’s 42 Rashtriya Rifles, SOG and the CRPF late in the evening. There were inputs regarding the presence of the terrorist commander Musa in the region. According to the information given by a police officer, the area was cordoned off following these inputs.
A police officer said that the terrorist was given an opportunity to surrender by the joint team but he opened fire at the security forces. This led to a gunfight which resulted in his encounter. Internet services have reportedly been suspended in most parts of South Kashmir and are reported to be suspended in the entire valley soon. All the educational institutions will reportedly remain shut in the valley tomorrow as per government directions to avoid possible law and order crisis.
Local sources say thousands rushing to local village of Zakir Musa for funeral.
Spontaneous clashes reported in multiple parts of valley.
— Khalid Shah (@khalidbshah) May 23, 2019
According to local sources, protests have erupted in several places in the valley over the killing of Musa. Clashes also erupted in Sopore and other places. Reportedly thousands of people are visiting the native village of Musa to attend his funeral.