ISIS strikes in India, claims first attack in Kashmir's Zakura

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Security has been ramped up and restrictions imposed in Srinagar on Saturday following the killing of terrorist Mugees Ahmad Mir.

Authorities said complete restrictions were imposed in areas under the jurisdiction of six police stations in Srinagar - Parimpora, Khanyar, MR Gunj, Nowahtta, Rainawari and Safakadal police - fearing a law and order problem following Mir's killing. The militants in the vehicle opened heavy fire in which two cops, including sub-inspector Imran Ahmad Tak, were injured. We are investigating the matter.

Police later learnt that Mugees Ahmad Mir, a resident of Parimpora in the city and one of the two militants who had managed to escape, was brought home dead last evening after he was injured in the shootout.

IGP Muneer Khan told The Indian Express over the phone, "These are claims which need to be verified". This is also the third outfit in the valley which has claimed responsibility.

He said the police team managed to intercept the vehicle and apprehended one militant, but two others fled from the scene.

Police said Mugees, who originally operated with the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), had lately joined the Al-Qaeda affiliated group, Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind, headed by Zakir Musa. Mugees's body was wrapped in black ISIS flag.

According to the statement by Amaq, ISIS has said it killed a police officer during an encounter in Zakura on Friday.

In recent times there has been plenty of ISIS propaganda floating around in the Valley.

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