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    Indian Forces Kill Pakistan-Based Lashkar Terrorist

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    New Delhi (Sputnik): Indian security forces gunned down a Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist in the Sopore district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, two days after police busted a module of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in the valley.

    The terrorist was gunned down following a brief shootout, according to Jammu and Kashmir police.

    "The terrorist has been identified as Asif Maqbool Bhat of LeT. He was responsible for a recent shootout and injuries to three family members of a fruit trader in Sopore. A young girl was among the injured", the state police said after identifying the terrorist.

    Earlier this week, Jammu and Kashmir police with the Indian Army arrested eight terrorists from the Sopore region, after claiming success in busting a LeT terror cell.

    Javaid Iqbal, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Sopore district, said the Pakistan-based terrorist outfit "hatched a conspiracy to print posters threatening locals if they ventured out of their homes" amid a clampdown in the valley since 5 August when the Indian government revoked the state's special status.

    ​“They used to distribute these posters for circulation in local villages", Javaid added.




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