Emir of Al-Qaeda allied Ansar Ghazwatul Hind, Zakir Musa, has been officially killed
Wikipedia on the group
Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind (Urdu: انصار غزوات ال ہند) is a militant organization and Al-Qaeda cell in Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab led by Zakir Rashid Bhat aka Zakir Musa. In July 2017, the Global Islamic Media Front claimed that Zakir Musa had been named the head of Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind. On 7 December 2017 the group released a statement that condemned United States President Donald Trump's deceleration of moving the United States embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. On 25 December 2017, in a video of a Kashmiri militant declaring allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and declaring a new ISIL Province in Kashmir the fighter called on Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind to ally with or give allegiance to ISIL and wage Jihad in Kashmir against the Indian government.In February 2018, the group released a video of Zakir Musa calling on Indian Muslims to attack Indian army patrols and checkpoints as well as companies interested in investing in India. In April 2018, the group published material that encouraged Muslims across India and Kashmir to carryout lone wolf attacks.
Kashmir Patriot: J&K Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind loses its commander, Curfew imposed in Kashmir
Srinagar: Panic gripped Kashmir valley Thursday evening as the news of AGH commander Zakir Moosa being trapped in an encounter started doing rounds on social media.
Earlier, SOG of Jammu and Kashmir Police, 42nd battalion of Rashtriya Rifles and troops from CRPF laid a cordon in Dadsara village of Tral in South Kashmir.
As the forces came closer to the target house and asked the two hiding militants to surrender a barrage of UBGL grenades was launched over them and the encounter ensued.
In the exchange of fire two militants affiliated with Ansar Ghazwatul Hind including its founder and chief Zakir Moosa were killed.
As the reports of Zakir being gunned down spread on social media, the authorities decided to snap down the internet services in most of the areas of the valley. Authorities also decided to impose curfew throughout the valley on Friday.
Reports from Tral suggested that the whole area has been sealed and the houses in the village of Dadasara have been deployed with large contingents of armed forces.
Clashed in the vicinity are being reported amid sounds of gunshots. (CNS)
Times of India March 14, 2018: Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind is attracting jihadis from Lashkar-e-Taiba and Hizb-ul-Mujahideen beyond J&K.
Posted by: 3dc 2019-05-24