26/11 Mastermind Lakhvi’s Nephew Killed in Bandipora Encounter

Musaib, head of the LeT’s wing in Bandipore, helped the Pakistan-based terror group in Kashmir.

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Abu Musaib was killed in a gunfight with security forces in a north Kashmir village (Photo: Twitter @<a href="https://twitter.com/ANI_news/status/821920181605629952">ANI_news</a>)

Pakistan-based Mumbai terrorist attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi's nephew, Abu Musaib, one of the most wanted Lashkar-e-Toiba militants, was killed in a gunfight with security forces in a north Kashmir village on Thursday, police said.

Musaib, who headed the Lashkar wing in Bandipore, was one of the key militant commanders helping the Pakistan-based terror outfit's network in the frontier district.

He was killed in a gunfight that erupted after security forces raided a militant hideout in Khosa Mohalla in Hajin area of Bandipore, some 40 km from in Srinagar.

A constable of the special operations group was critically injured in the gunfight.

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

A police spokesperson said that security forces surrounded the area following specific information. When challenged, the militants sheltering inside fired at the security forces which triggered a gunfight.

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