Top-LeT terrorist Asif gunned down in encounter in J&K

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Srinagar: A top-ranking LeT terrorist, identified as Asif, has been neutralised in an encounter with security forces in Sopore of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.

Asif was responsible for a recent shootout and injuries to three family members of a fruit trader in Sopore which also includes a young girl Asma Jan. He was also responsible for shooting at a migrant labourer Shafi Alam in Sopore.

According to the sources, Asif was travelling in a car when he was intercepted by the security forces at a crossing. However, he did not stop and opened fire at the forces, following which the forces retaliated and killed him.

This apart, two police personnel also sustained injuries in the encounter.

Earlier on Monday, eight terrorists, who were involved in threatening and intimidation of locals by publishing and circulating of posters on the behest of LeT affiliates, were arrested.

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