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Foreign Terrorist ‘Abu Hamza’ Behind Rajouri’s Killing, Says JK Police, Foreign Terrorist Abu Hamza, 10 Lakh Reward, Jammu Kashmir News

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Jammu: Police on Tuesday alleged that a foreign terrorist codenamed ‘Abu Hamza’ of the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba was involved in the killing of a government official in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir and announced a reward of Rs 10 lakh for information about him.

Mohammad Razaq (40) was killed in Kunda Top village of Thanamandi area on Monday. Razaq worked in the government’s Social Affairs Department, while his brother Mohammad Tahir Choudhary was a soldier in the Territorial Army.

Razaq was buried in the village on Tuesday.

“Two terrorists affiliated with the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) invaded the compound of a Territorial Army official in the village,” a police spokesperson said.

Choudhary, however, escaped the attack unscathed, she said.

A case has been registered at Thanamandi police station, the official said, adding, “A probe has been initiated to trace every person involved in this terror act.”

Credible evidence has been obtained identifying one of the attackers as a “foreign terrorist” codenamed Abu Hamza, the spokesperson said.

Police and security forces deployed in the twin districts of Rajouri-Poonch are working to neutralize this group, they added.

A reward of Rs 10 lakh has been announced for providing information about the terrorist, police said while releasing a poster of his likeness.

The 32-year-old terrorist was wearing a Pathani suit with a brown scarf and was carrying an orange bag. He operated in Shadra Shareef and Der ki Gali areas and was involved in numerous terror activities, police said.

“Whoever provides any information leading to the arrest of the suspect will be given a reward of Rs 10 lakh and the identity of the informant will be kept confidential,” the spokesperson said. PTI