Lashkar Terrorist Who Attacked 2-Year-Old Girl, Family In Jammu And Kashmir Shot Dead In Encounter

Kashmir: The terrorist was killed in an encounter with security forces in Sopore. (Representational)


A Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist who had last week attacked the house of a fruit trader in Jammu and Kashmir, injuring three people, including a two-year-old girl, has been killed in an encounter with security forces in Sopore district today. The terrorist has been identified as Asif Maqbool Bhat and was also responsible for shooting at migrant labourer Shafi Aaalm in Sopore, the Jammu and Kashmir police tweeted.

“LeT’s Asif had created a lot of terror in Sopore. Over the last one month, he was very active. He made use of Over Ground Workers to print posters threatening civilians not to open shops and not to go for their day-to-day activities,” said Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh.

While the injured fruit trader family was out of danger, the two-year-old girl Usma Jan was critical. National Security Adviser Ajit Doval had asked authorities to bring the girl to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi for better medical care. However, her family members had reportedly resisted the move.

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