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According to government reports, Mistry Zahoor Ibrahim, one of the hijackers of the IC-814 Indian Airlines flight from Kathmandu to Delhi in 1999, was shot and killed in Karachi, Pakistan. Unidentified gunmen shot the Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist twice in the head at point-blank range in Karachi's Akhtar Colony on March 1. He had been hiding under the false alias "Zahid Akhund" for many years.

Mistry was the proprietor of Crescent Furniture in Karachi's Akhtar Colony. Rauf Asgar reportedly attended Akhund's burial procession in Karachi, according to sources. Rauf is the operational chief of Jaish-e-Mohammed and the brother of the terrorist organization's founder, Masood Azhar.

On December 24, 1999, five terrorists from Nepal hijacked an Indian Airlines IC-814 plane with 179 passengers and 11 crew members. The plane travelled to Amritsar, Lahore, and Dubai before making a key stop in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

On December 31, 1999, the hijackers murdered one passenger, Rupin Katyal, and negotiated the release of notorious Islamist militants Masood Azhar Alvi, Syed Omar Sheikh, and Mushtaq Ahmad Zargar from Indian prisons in exchange for the hostages. Rupin Katyal was stabbed and killed by Mistry, according to reports.

Kandahar Hijacking was one of the country's most dramatic hostage crisis.