29/10/2015 9:07 AM IST | Updated 28/09/2016 5:12 PM IST

Udhampur Terror Attack Mastermind Abu Qasim Killed In Kashmir

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BARAMULA, INDIA - 2015/10/21: A militant Nisar Wani of Hizbul Mujahideen outfit was killed in a gun battle and three Indian army men sustained injuries during an encounter in north Kashmirs Tangmarg area of Baramula district. (Photo by Faisal Khan/Pacific Press/LightRocket 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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