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Al Qaeda-linked Terror Group Ansar Ghazwat-ul Hind “Wiped Out”: Police
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Al Qaeda-linked Terror Group Ansar Ghazwat-ul Hind “Wiped Out”: Police

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Kashmir 23 Oct 2019: Jammu and Kashmir Police chief Dilbag Singh on Wednesday said the terror group Ansar Ghazwat-ul Hind (AGH) has been wiped out.

Zakir Musa's successor Abdul Hameed Lelhari was one of the three terrorists shot dead in an encounter with security forces in Awantipora on Tuesday. Lelhari was heading Al-Qaida linked Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind. All the three terrorists were working in coordination with Jaish-e-Mohammed.

"As of now, Ansar Ghazwat-ul Hind group has been wiped out," Dilbag Singh told reporters in Srinagar. He didn't rule out the possibility of the terror group re-emerging in future. He said Lelhari became active in 2016 and was involved in several terror attacks.

The police chief said that the pace of recruitment to terror groups has been comparatively slower now. He said some young people have gone missing from their homes, but it cannot be confirmed if all of them have joined terror groups.