Early hours of Friday, the Police in Machu area of Budgam district in Jammu and Kashmir along with Army launched an anti-terrorist operation which killed a militant named Al-Badr terrorist Muzaffar Ahmed. Reports claim that the militant was associated with the terrorist organisation named Lashkar-e-taiba.
According to the police, the operation was launched along with the security forces on Friday morning after learning 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,” said the police to news agency ANI. However, the search operation is still running in the area, as per the Police.
“We had inputs on Muzzafar Ahmed. He tried to break the cordon, as we cornered and killed him. There was no collateral damage,” said Anoop Nair, a soldier of 2IC, 53 Rashtriya Rifles.
According to the soldiers, Al Badr group was trying to establish their base in the country and the army has broken the backbone by killing him. They describe the operation as a “big achievement”.
“The killed militant 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,” Anoop Nair added.
As per the officials, Muzaffar Ahmed was the commander of Al Badr group and was one of the longest surviving militants. He was also the most wanted guerrilla in Jammu and Kashmir.