A LeT Div. Comdr Abu Musa was killed in an encounter with police and Army in Zachaldaara, Handwara.
Acting on a specific information regarding the presence of terrorists in village Hamlapati, Shah Mohalla, Zachaldaara; Handwara Police 21 RR and 92 Bn CRPF launched a joint operation this afternoon. Terrorists fired upon the joint search party that was retaliated triggering an encounter.
One LeT terrorist was killed in the gun battle. The slain terrorist was later identified as the Divisional Commander of LeT Abu Musa who was operating in Handwara, Rajwara and Ramhall belt since 2012. He was involved in the killing of a police Head Constable at Hangalpora area of Vilgam on 13 July, 2013 besides was also involved in the attack on Army convoy at Dragmulla on 16th November last year.
One AK rifle with two magazines were recovered from the encounter site.