Srinagar : A top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist named Asif Maqbool Bhat was gunned down by security forces here in Sopore district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. The terrorist was gunned down following a brief shootout, said Jammu and Kashmir police.
While addressing the media, J&K police chief Dilbag Singh said that the security forces had received specific inputs of a LeT module active in the district. Based on the inputs, various checkpoints were set up to track and block the terrorist Asif. When the security forces intercepted him, Asif threw a grenade at them injuring a few police personnel.
As per police reports, Asif was responsible for a recent shootout in which three members of a fruit trader’s family and a minor girl of three years was injured. Police said he was also responsible for shooting a migrant labourer named Aalam in Sopore.