Srinagar: A top-ranking terrorist of the Lashkar-e-Taiba terror outfit, identified as Asif, has been neutralised in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore, police sources said on Wednesday.
Asif was responsible for a recent shootout and injuries to three family members of a fruit trader in Sopore. The injured also included a young girl Asma Jan. He was also responsible for shooting at a migrant labourer Shafi Alam in Sopore.
This comes after Indian Army claimed to have arrested eight terrorist associates, who were involved in threatening and intimidation of locals by publishing and circulating of posters on the behest of LeT affiliates.
Those arrested have been identified as Aijaz Mir, Omar Mir, Tawseef Najar, Imitiyaz Najar, Omar Akbar, Faizan Latief, Danish Habib, and Showkat Ahmad Mir.