Kashmir : Stone-pelters help cornered terrorist Zakir Musa flee

SRINAGAR, Aug 12 : Intense clashes erupted after Zakir Musa and his aide were reportedly trapped in a residential house at Noorpora, his native village in Tral on Friday evening.

However, the stone pelting stopped after few hours and there was no firing from the house where Zakir Musa and his aide was reportedly holed-up. The security forces however, had cordoned off four villages including Peer Mohalla, Shah Mohalla, Daggarpora and Noorpora villages to prevent the exit of the militants trapped in Noorpora village.

The top intelligence sources, confirmed that Zakir Musa and his aide, who has formed his own outfit with the help of al-Qaida called Ansar Ghazwatul Hind distancing from Hizbul Mujahedden outfit, were reportedly present in the house at Noorpora which was zeroed in by the security forces but the duo managed their escape from the village.

However, security forces suspended their anti-terror operation in view of the darkness . They may carry out the search operation of the suspected house on Saturday morning.

An another police source said, that the security forces were suspecting presence of at least three militants including Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind chief Zakir Musa.