29/10/2015 9:23 AM IST | Updated 28/09/2016 5:12 PM IST

Udhampur Terror Attack Mastermind Abu Qasim Killed In Kashmir

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JAMMU, INDIA - MARCH 21: Security personnel during an encounter between security forces and terrorists at Mehasar village in Samba district about 41km from Jammu, on March 21, 2015 in Jammu, India. Militants early morning attacked the Mesar camp of 82 armoured regiment in Samba district. Two militants were also killed in the gun battle. (Photo by Nitin Kanotra/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

SRINAGAR -- A top commander of Lashkar-e-Toiba and mastermind of Udhampur terror attack Abu Qasim was killed in an encounter with the army today in south Kashmir's Kulgam district.

Security forces launched an operation in Khandipora village of Kulgam following information about presence of Qasim, an army official said.

He said a fierce gun battle broke out at 2.00 am, leading to death of Qasim.

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