On Thursday Lashkar-e-Taiba leader Abu Qasim was killed in an encounter with security strengths in Kulgam area of Jammu and Kashmir. He was accused for directing the Udhampur attack. As indicated by the armed force, Qasim was killed in the early hours of the morning after security strengths propelled an operation in Khandipora village of Kulgam taking after information about his vicinity.
Army authority situated in Srinagar said, top LeT leader Abu Qasim was killed in an operation in Khandipora in Kulgam region. Qasim was the affirmed genius of the attack on the BSF escort in Udhampur on August 5 in which two personnel were killed and ten others were harmed. Pakistani extremist Naveed was caught by villagers not long after the attack. His accessory man was killed amid the encounter with security forces. Qasim, who carried an abundance of Rs 20 lakh, was on the radar of the National Investigation Agency for quite a while.
Prior it was trusted that Qasim was trapped in the progressing operation in the forests of Bandipora in North Kashmir. The operation has been carried out throughout four days. Operations to secure Qasim were increased after his asserted involvement in the killing of Altaf Ahmad, a sub inspector of the Jammu and Kashmir police, prior this month. The armed force has recuperated an AK 47 rifle from the experience site. Abu Qasim alias Abdur Rehman, a resident of Bahawalpur in Pakistan was known as a self styled commander of LeT in South Kashmir in the notices. As per the police, Qasim had arranged numerous such attacks in the past which incorporated the Hyderpora assault in 2013 in which eight army men were killed.