Hajin Gunfight: One IAF GARUD killed

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19 November, 2017

Six terrorists including a nephew of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks plotter Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi were killed on Saturday evening in a massive operation carried out by security forces in Kashmir's Bandipora district. On October 11, two IAF commandos and an equal number of militants were killed while six security personnel were injured in a similar encounter in Hajin.

Three militants were gunned down in Pulwama in an encounter in which an Army jawan was also killed on November 6. "Weapons and ammunition recovered".

One of the terrorists named Owaid is the son of Zakir Rehman Maki and the nephew of Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi, he said on Twitter.

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Earlier in the day, large number of people defied curfew-like restrictions, imposed by the authorities, to attend the funeral of slain militant Mugees Ahmad Mir. The cordon led to a gunfight in which six militants and the IAF commando were killed.

Srinagar-based Defence Spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia said an IAF Garud commando was also killed in the operation.

Sources said the gunfight erupted at Chandrageer village, around 35 kilometres from Srinagar, when joint teams of police, Army and CRPF launched counter-insurgency operation. The internet services in the district that borders the Line of Control have been suspended as a precautionary measure, an official said. Some police officers said that this is one of a big setback for the terrorists as the same area had witnessed a series of attacks on security forces by terrorists. Owaid is the third man from the Lakhvi family to be killed in Kashmir.


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