Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Abu Bakr gunned down by forces in Kashmir’s Sopore

Terrorists opened fire on an army patrol party at Beewra in Srigufwara area of Anantnag district

Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Abu Bakr gunned down by forces in Kashmir’s Sopore

Top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander Abu Bakr killed on Wednesday in an encounter between security forces and terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir. The encounter started at Bomai in Sopore district of Kashmir this morning.

The reports say that the area was cordoned off and a search operation was underway. A terrorist was killed in an encounter earlier in Anantnag district, police said.

According to Financial Express, 

terrorists opened fire on an army patrol party at Beewra in Srigufwara area of Anantnag district. A police official said army personnel hit back, causing a gunbattle.

One terrorist identified as Basit Ahmad Dar was terminated during the encounter. He has reportedly joined Hizbul Mujahideen terror outfit very recently.

Three Lashkar actvists were killed a few days ago in encounter in  Arwani, Anantnag (J&K) combing the operation underway. The encounter is still continuing in the area.

Reports suggest that the two terrorists were believed to be hiding in residential building. The gunbattle in Anantnag happened after the operation to flush out the terrorists was put to a halt on Wednesday.

Many such cross border fire exchanges were reported in the recent months as Pakistan based terrorists going on with their efforts to incite violence in Kashmir. The latest comes after seven days when a suspected terrorist was gunned down by the forces during an operation in the same district on December 1.

Another one was in November when security forces exchanged fire with terrorists who were hiding in Handwara district of Kashmir. The worst among the list were Pathankot and Uri attacks.