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Youth killed in Kashmir capital Srinagar was affiliated with Zakir Moosa led militant outfit

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Srinagar: The youth who was shot dead by unidentified gunmen has been identified as Asif Nazir Dar, the son of a top Central Government employee.

Asif Nazir Dar according to sources went missing from his home over an year ago and allegedly joined militant outfit Ansar Ghazwatul Hind (AGH). This outfit is led by popular militant commander Zakir Rashid alias Zakir Mossa, a resident of Noorpora Tral.

Slain Asif is a resident of Panzgam Pulwama. He comes from a Jamat-e-Islami family.

Sources said that Asif had earlier joined Hizbul Mujhadeen and later on switched to Zakir Moosa led AGH.

A police official said that Asif was shot dead by unknown gunmen at Taqdeer Park Naseem Bagh here in Kashmir capital Srinagar. He said that a pistol and two magazines were recovered from him. “A case has been registered and investigation taken up,” the official added. (CNS)