Cop, Zakir Musa associate killed in Zakura shootout: Police

A cop and a militant were killed in a shoot-out in Srinagar outskirts Friday, police said.

Reports quoting police officials said the slain militant, Mugees Ahmad Mir, was an associate of Zakir Musa, who left the Hizbul Mujahideen to float the Al-Qaeda affiliate Ansar Ghazwat ul Hind  in Kashmir.

Mugees Ahmad Mir, a resident of the city’s  Parimpora area, was brought home dead this evening, a police official said, adding that he was injured in the shoot-out.

Three militants travelling in a car opened fire on a police team at the Zakura crossing on Srinagar-Ganderbal road, killing sub-inspector Imran Tak and injuring a special police officer (SPO), the official said.

He said the police team managed to intercept the car and apprehended one militant, but two others fled from the scene.

Later, police came to know that Mugees Ahmad Mir, one of the two militants who had managed to escape, was brought home dead.

Meanwhile, authorities have decided to impose curfew-like restrictions in eight police station areas of the city as a precautionary measure.

“Restrictions will remain in force in Parimpora, Khanyar, M R Gunj, Nowahtta, Maisuma, Kralkhud, Rainawari and Safakadal police station areas tomorrow to prevent any law and order problems,” the official said.

He said schools and colleges will remain closed in the city tomorrow, but exams will be held as per schedule.

“The examination admit cards will be treated as curfew passes for students who are writing exams tomorrow,” he added.

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