Militant affiliated with Zakir Musa group killed in Tral: Police

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Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday said the militantkilled in a gunfight with the security forces in Tral region of Pulwamadistrict was affiliated with Zakir Musa group.

The slain militant has been identified as Shabir Ahmad Malikfrom Nagbal Tral, said a police spokesman. "As per the police records, he wasinitially affiliated with proscribed outfit LeT and later on was part of Zakir Musagroup."

Shabir, as per police records, was wanted by law for hiscomplicity in several crimes including attack on security establishments andcivilian atrocities.

"He was part of groups responsible for planning andexecuting attacks in the area. Several crime cases were registered against himincluding case FIR No. 43/15 of Police Station Trikuta Nagar pertaining to theplanning and making preparations for carrying out attacks in Jammu," he said.

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