Top Most Commander Zakir Musa Slain in Tral Encounter

May 23

Top most Commander of Kashmir Militancy, Zakir Rashid Bhat alias Musa has been killed in an encounter with Government Forces in Dadasara area of TRal in South Kashmir.

Officials confirming the encounter said that a joint team of Government forces including 42 RR and SOG launched search Operation in the area following credible inputs about the presence of militants in the area.

As forces intensified search operation towards a suspected spot, militants opened fire triggered encounter.

Sources told The Kashmiriyat that Zakir Musa’s Group has been trapped at the site of encounter, however officials refused to comment in this regard, Meanwhile a massive exchange of gunfire is on, as per locals.

In this exchange of gunfire, Zakir Musa top Most commander who had joined Militant ranks in 2013 has been killed, his brother doctor Shakir confirmed the killing of Zakir Musa.

Two more militants are believed to be trapped, the house owner Mudasir Ahmed Guhnoo has been arrested by Government Forces.

As soon as the encounter raged, hundreds of youth hit the streets throwing stones on Government Forces, who fired tear smoke shells at the protesters.

The Youth in large numbers are trying to march towards the site of encounter, Sources said.

Clashes have also erupted in Sopore township, Youth are out on streets in Islamabad (Anantnag) townhsip too amid pro Zakir Musa slogans.

Mobile internet services have been snapped across the Kashmir valley.