Indian security forces launched an operation in Gulzarpora locality of Mochuwa in Kashmir, leading to the killing of Muzaffar Naikoo, a leading Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba activist.
New Delhi, 08 Rabiul Akhir 1438/07 January 2017 (MINA) – Indian police on Friday announced that it killed a leading Lashkar-e-Taiba militant near the capital city of Srinagar in the north Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
The security forces launched an operation in Gulzarpora locality of Mochuwa in Kashmir, leading to the killing of Muzaffar Naikoo, a leading Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba activist in the Valley, the Press Trust of India (PTI) said quoting local police sources.
The agency added that the security forces thwarted the militant’s attempt to escape by hurling a grenade against the forces, indicating that the ensuing gunfight resulted in the killing of the lone militant.
New Delhi accuses Islamabad of supporting and funding the armed groups in Kashmir, claims which Islamabad denies and insists Kashmir people are defending their freedom.
Kashmir suffers worst violence in years after militant leader Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter with the Indian security forces on 8 July 2016.
Widespread protests have erupted in the Kashmir valley since his death,in which more than 85 people have died. (T/RS05/RS01)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)