Nephew of Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi killed in Kashmir encounter

Photo of militant killed in Kashmir encounter who is believed to be a nephew of Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi.

Srinagar: A top Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Abu Musaib who is believed to be a nephew of Mumbai 2008 terrorists attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi was gunned down by the security forces in Kashmir valley today.

The Director General of police S.P. Vaid told media persons, “According to our information, the foreign terrorist killed in an encounter with the security forces in Hajin area of Bandipora district today, he was believed to be a nephew of top LeT commander, Zaki-ur-Rehman.

The militant is identified as Abu Musaib, was killed and a constable of the special operations group critically injured in the gunfight.

Security forces surrounded Khosa Mohalla in Hajin area following specific information. When challenged, the militants sheltering inside fired at the security forces which triggered a gunfight.

Lakhvi, who is wanted in India for his role in the November 26, 2008, Mumbai attacks is out on bail in Pakistan. The attack left 166 people, mostly foreigners, dead.

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