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LeT terrorist killed in encounter in J&K's Sopore

  • Written by News Age National Desk
  • Published in National News
Featured LeT terrorist killed in encounter in J&K's Sopore LeT terrorist killed in encounter in J&K's Sopore

A top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist, identified as Asif, was killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore on Wednesday morning.

He was suspected to be involved in the recent shootout and injuries to three family members of a fruit trader in the town earlier this week. The injured also included a young girl Asma Jan. 

News agency ANI reports that Asif was also responsible for shooting at a migrant labour Shafi Alam in Sopore.

This comes after the J&K police on Monday arrested eight people in Sopore who were involved in threatening and intimidation of locals by publishing posters supporting terrorists. 

The eight terrorists - Aijaz Mir, Omar Mir, Tawseef Najar, Imitiyaz Najar, Omar Akbar, Faizan Latief, Danish Habib and Showkat Ahmad Mir - had prepared the threatening posters and circulated them in the locality.

During the investigation, it was also learnt that an active local terrorist, named Sajad Mir alias Haidar, and his other associates Muddasir Pandith and Asif Maqbool Bhat, affiliated with LeT, were the ones who chalked out the plan and the posters were published and circulated in the area on their orders.

Police recovered the computers and other accessories which were used for drafting and publishing of the posters. All the incriminating materials including the computers were seized. 

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