Al-Badr terrorist Muzaffar Ahmed was killed in an encounter with Army and the Police in Machu area of Budgam district in Jammu and Kashmir, in the early hours of Friday. The militant killed in the anti-terrorist operation was earlier known to be associated with the terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-taiba, as per the reports. According to the police, they launched the operation along with the security forces on Friday morning after they received the information regarding the presence of a wanted LeT commander hiding in Gulzarpora village.
“The security forces were fired upon after they closed on the house where Muzaffar Ahmad Naiku ali alias Muza Molvi was hiding. The militant was killed in the encounter which has ended now ,” the police said to news agency ANI. The police also said that they are continuing the search operation in the area.
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“We had inputs on Muzzafar Ahmed. He tried to break cordon, as we cornered and killed him. There was no collateral damage,” Anoop Nair, a soldier of 2IC, 53 Rashtriya Rifles said. Describing the operation as a “big achievement”, the soldiers said that the army has broken the backbone of Al Badr group who were trying to establish their base in the country. “The killed millitant was ousted from Al-Qaeda before he joined Al-Badr. He claimed to be the top leader of the faction and was also a close aide of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Qayum Nazar,” he added.
As per the officials, the slain commander was one of the longest surviving militants and the most wanted guerrilla in Jammu and Kashmir.