Two terrorists were killed in encounter that broke out on Tuesday in Kokernag area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district. This came after security forces launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in Kachwan area. A joint team of forces comprising army’s 9RR, 164 BN of CRPF and SOG of Jammu and Kashmir Police cordoned off the area.
Earlier, Zakir Musa, the chief of Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind, a group allegedly affiliated with Al-Qaeda was killed in an encounter with security forces in a village in Tral of South Kashmir, officials said. One AK-47 rifle and a rocket launcher was recovered from the site of encounter.
Zakir Musa was an Ansar Ghazwat-ul Hind chief and a A++ terrorist. Zakir Musa, a close associate of Burhan Wani who was killed in 2017, was a militant of Hizbul Mujahideen who succeeded Burhan and later headed the Al Qaeda affiliate. He had taken to militancy in 2013. In 2012 he left for Chandigarh to study engineering at Ram Dev Jindal college but left it midway to join militancy.