Zakir Rashid Bhat or Zakir Musa was a former Hizbul Mujahideen commander (2013–17), and founder of an Indian wing of Al-Qaeda called Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind in 2017. Musa split with the political objectives of the Hizbul Mujahideen for Kashmir, in favour of Al-Qaeda's religious objectives of imposing Shariah in the region. When he was killed by Indian security forces in May 2019, he was known as "India's most wanted militant".
Out of the three terrorists who were killed by security forces, Hamid Lone aka Hamid Lelhari was the successor of Zakir Musa, the chief of Kashmir's Al-Qaeda unit, who died in May 2019. DNA - Published
The commander of al Qaida-linked Ansar Ghazwat-ul Hind and Zakir Musa's successor, Abdul Hameed Lelhari was one of the three terrorists neutralised by security forces in Awantipora encounter on.. IndiaTimes - Published
Terror group al-Qaida's chief, Ayman al-Zawahiri, has told "Mujahideen in Kashmir" to hurt Indian interests in Jammu and Kashmir, in a message released by the outfit's media wing, as per the Foundation.. IndiaTimes - Published
Clashes between protestors and security forces were reported after Eid prayers in Sopore, Anantnag and some parts of old Srinagar on Wednesday, officials said. In the city's Nowhatta area, masked.. IndiaTimes - Published