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Srinagar, January 19
Abu Musaif , the Lashkar militant commander killed in an encounter with security forces on Thursday morning was nephew of the mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi , according to highly placed police sources.
The militant was killed in an encounter in Hajin, Bandipore this morning . His identity was established by police by corroborating with the previous records of the militant .
Lakhvi had guided and executed the 26/11 Mubai terror attack from his bases in Pakistan occupied Kashmr . He is also responsible for many attacks in Jammu and Kashmir . He was arrested and put on trial by the Pakistani court but let off by citing lack of substantive evidence . Pakistan government had not allowed accesses to him nor presented properly case against him in the court .
Abu Musaif, according to these sources, was active in recruiting the youth into the ranks of Lashkar-e-Toiba to spread militancy and mount spectacular attacks in Kashmir .
The police are counting it as a major success.
Lashkar-e-Toiba has been responsible for a series of attacks on the security forces. This group is under investigation of the National Investigation Agency ( NIA) probing the September 18th terror attack on the army base in Uri in which 20 soldiers were killed.
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