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J&K: Stone-pelters help cornered terrorist Zakir Musa flee
By Our Correspondent, 12/08/2017, Srinagar

 

 

Intense clashes erupted after Zakir Musa and his aide were reportedly trapped in a residential house at Noorpora, his native village in Tral on Friday evening.

However, the stone pelting stopped after few hours and there was no firing from the house where Zakir Musa and his aide was reportedly holed-up. The security forces however, had cordoned off four villages including Peer Mohalla, Shah Mohalla, Daggarpora and Noorpora villages to prevent the exit of the militants trapped in Noorpora village.

The top intelligence sources, confirmed that Zakir Musa and his aide, who has formed his own outfit with the help of al-Qaida called Ansar Ghazwatul Hind distancing from Hizbul Mujahedeen outfit, were reportedly present in the house at Noorpora which was zeroed in by the security forces but the duo managed their escape from the village.

However, security forces suspended their anti-terror operation in view of the darkness . They may carry out the search operation of the suspected house on Saturday morning.

An another police source said, that the security forces were suspecting presence of at least three militants including Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind chief Zakir Musa. According to a police official, the forces including 42RR, 130 CRPF and SOG Awantipora laid siege to Noorpora- the native village of Musa - and launched searches. He said during search operation, the locals pelted stone on forces men and they were dealt with teargas shelling. Despite clashes, the search operation continued in the area.But the clashes ceased after some time and stone pelters dispersed without further disturbing the anti-terror forces, the police sources said. The police said that the cordon shall remain in place at Noorpora as they suspect presence of militants. Though there were reports of Zakir Musa giving slip to forces but no confirmation was given by any official. Meanwhile separate cordon and searches operations were also launched in Pehlipora Shopian, Nawa Kadal and Zaldagar areas of downtown Srinagar today. However no one as arrested during these operations.

 
 
 
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