Al-Qaeda’s Kashmiri head Zakir Musa has reportedly been trapped by security forces in South Kashmir’s Tral area in Pulwama sector.
IG Kashmir Muneer Khan said the forces were deployed to Noorpoora village, Musa’s native place for cordon-and-search operation after they received information of the place being a hideout for some militants.
Sources state that the area was surrounded by SOG of police, army and paramilitary men have surrounded a bunch of houses in Noorpoora village after getting the information.
Clashes started erupting as soon as the news of Burhan Wani’s successor being cornered by the forces broke.
Musa got into hiding a few months back when the Indian army launched a search operation against him.
Zakir was named Wani’s successor to lead Hizbul Mujahideen in the Valley, but he soon broke off and started Taliban-e-Kashmir, as his ‘brand of violence’ was too extreme even for Mujahideen.
In a recent interview he mentioned that his exit from Hizbul Mujahideen was he eas not confining his fight for Kashmir but rather fighting for the Caliphate.