Udhampur attack mastermind Abbu Qasim was killed in Kashmir
The top most Laksher-e-Taiba (LET) commander Abu Qasim who was the mastermind of the Udhampur attack on a BSF bus happened on August 5th has been killed in a gunfight which took place in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir.
“Abu Qasim, the operational commander of the LeT, was killed during the night in an ambush by the forces in Khandaypora village of Kulgam district,” a police officer said.
Qasim was a Pakistani national who was killed in the morning where security forces have launched an operation in Khandipora village of Kulgam. Security force people have got information about the presence of Qasim in that area.
Operation has begun on Wednesday
According to the army, the operation has begun at 4.45 PM on Wednesday which has 200 soldiers from the Rashtriya Rifles and the Police unit has participated in this operation. An angry fun battle has exploded there and the people have located Qasim at 2.15 AM. This incident was happened early in the morning.
“Qasim lobbed grenades in a bid to break the cordon created by the security forces but he was killed by troops from 9 Rashtriya Rifles”, officials said.
Qasim was trained in Pakistan and call to Bahawalpur in Punjab. His body was found by the crowd over there.
“We have neutralised top Lashkar commander Abu Qasim during an operation in Khandipora in Kulgam district…It is a major success as Qasim was directly or indirectly involved in all major LeT attacks in Kashmir over the past three years,” and One militant (Qasim) was killed while others managed to get back inside,” said inspector general of police SJM Gillani.
18 militants were killed
Since September 1st troops have killed 18 militants in Jammu and Kashmir.Qasim alias Abdur Rehman was accused for the mastermind of Udhampur attack which was happened on August 5th 2015. In this incident 10 troopers were killed and more than 10 have injured.
Officials said Qasim’s killing was a “major blow” to the LeT and would hit coordination between different militant groups.