Mumbai attack mastermind Lakhvi’s nephew killed in J&K firefight: Police

Written by Bashaarat Masood | Srinagar | Published: January 20, 2017 3:22 am

Arms recovered from Abu Musaib. (Express Photo by Shuaib Masoodi)

The nephew of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) operations chief and Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi was killed in the Valley Thursday. Abu Musaib was killed in an early morning encounter with security forces in Hajin, a village in Bandipore district of north Kashmir.

“Yes, he (Abu Musaib) was Lakhvi’s nephew. He was his brother’s son,” IGP (Kashmir) Javid Mujataba Gilani told The Indian Express. “He had been active in the Valley since August 2015.”

Vikramjit Singh, commanding officer of 13 Rashtriya Rifles, said: “Based on specific intelligence inputs, a joint operation was conducted by 13 RR, J&K Police and CRPF in Hajin. In this operation, one heavily…

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