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J-K: Zakir Musa's Successor Hameed Lelhari Killed In Encounter

Abdul Hamid Lelhari, Al-Qaeda Kashmir unit chief and Zakir Musa's successor, was killed in an encounter with security forces on Tuesday, according to reports. Three terrorists were killed in the Awantipora encounter on Tuesday and they have been identified as Hamid Lelhari aka Hamid Lone, Naveed Tak and Junaid Bhat, according to police. Al-Qaida affiliate Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind had named Abdul Hameed Lelhari as its new commander after Zakir Musa was gunned down by security forces. 

Updated : 23 October 2019, 11:00 PM