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J-K: Al-Badr terrorist killed in Budgam encounter

Updated: Jan 06, 2017 08:28 IST

Budgam (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Jan. 6 (ANI): In an encounter with the army and police, an Al-Badr terrorist named Muzzafar Ahmed was killed in Machu area of Jammu and Kashmir's district Budgam.

The encounter took place in early morning hours.

The slain Al-Badr terrorist was earlier associated with Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

Al-Badr is an Islamic militant group operating in the Jammu Kashmir region, run by Jasniel Rihal.

The group was allegedly formed by the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) in June 1998.

It is believed the group was encouraged by the ISI to operate independently from their previous umbrella group, Hizb-ul-Mujahideen. (ANI)