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Youth Wave ISIS And Pakistan Flags, Pelt Stones On Security Forces Outside Kashmir's Jamia Masjid

Written By Aishwaria Sonavane | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Masked pelters took the streets after the weekly congregational prayers in the Nowhatta area of Srinagar
  • It was known that the youth were chanting anti-India and pro-Pakistan slogans

In Jammu and Kashmir's summer capital, youth pelted the forces with stones outside Jamia Masjid and waved the flags of the Islamic State and Pakistan. 

Masked pelters took the streets after the weekly congregational prayers in the Nowhatta area of Srinagar, as clashes broke between the security forces and youth. 

It was known that the youth were chanting anti-India and pro-Pakistan slogans as they pelted stones. Reports suggest that the paramilitary forces along with state police have been deploymed.

Earlier on Friday, Ishfaq Ahmad Sofi alias Abdulla bhai, a close-aide of Zakir Moosa was killed in an encounter with security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. 

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Arms and ammunition were recovered from the scene of the encounter, a police spokesman said.

 

Ishfaq Ahmad Sofi alias Abdulla bhai was a commander of the Islamic State Jammu and Kashmir (ISJK), an IS-inspired module, with Zakir Moosa as its chief, sources said. Ishfaq was believed to be the lone survivor of the terror outfit in Kashmir.

Sources added that Ishafq Sofi had joined Harkat-ul Mujahideen (HuM) in 2015, but later joined ISJK in 2016.

Most-want Zakir Moosa, however, continues to elude security forces. Earlier, there were reports of Zakir Moosa hiding in Punjab.

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Security agencies were put on high alert in Bathinda and Ferozepur districts of Punjab following intelligence reports that terrorist Zakir Moosa could be hiding in the area.

Zakir had succeeded Burhan Wani as the chief of the terrorist organisation Hizbul Mujahideen following Wani's death in an encounter with security forces in Kashmir in July 2016.

He later went on to head terrorist organisation Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind (AGH), a cell of Al-Qaeda, in Kashmir valley and was said to be aligned with a global terror group.

(With ANI inputs) 

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