Zakir among three militants believed trapped in ongoing cordon

Zakir among three militants believed trapped in ongoing cordon
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Anantnag: Three militants are believed to be trapped in an ongoing Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in Noorpora area of Tral, here in Pulwama district.
The CASO had been in progress for more than six hours while this report was being filed.
A senior police official from the site of the CASO told Kashmir Reader that the operation might stretch into the night.
“We are here and search operations are going on. It might take a bit longer than expected. The operation might be stretched deep into the night,” the official said.
While there were reports that Zakir Musa, the estranged Hizb commander who now heads an Al-Qaeda offshoot in Kashmir, might be trapped in the area.
“He is believed to be trapped along with two other militants,” a source told Kashmir Reader.
Police, however, declined to comment on the identity of the militants.
“It’s too early to say anything. We are yet to establish a contact,” the police official on site told Kashmir Reader.
Musa is a native of Noorpora village. Internet services in most parts of Pulwama district remained snapped for the third day today.


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