Awantipora Encounter: Zakir Musa’s successor among three terrorists killed

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The commander of Al Qaeda linked Ansar Ghazwat-ul, Zakir Musa’s successor, identified as Abdul Hameed Lelhari as one of the three terrorists to be neutralised by security forces in Awantipora encounter on Tuesday.

Lelhari was names as the new commander of Ghazwat ul- Hind in June this year after Zakir Musa was gunned down by security forces in May, earlier this year. A case has been registered by the Jammu and Kashmir police after the three terrorists were identified to be involved in several terror crimes and arms and ammunition were recovered.

The operation was carried out on Tuesday afternoon and the two of the terrorists were suspected to be Pakistani terrorists involved in killing of two Gujjar brothers on August 29 on the mountainous region of Tral Pulwama.