A top Lashkar-e-Taiba terorist leader from Pakistan was killed in the ongoing encounter between terrorists and the security personnel in Bajimaal area of Rajouri district's Dharmsal on Thursday.
The neutralised terrorist was identified as Quari, a Pakistani citizen, who has received training in Pakistan and Afghanistan, according to a defence spokesman.
"He has been trained on Pakistan and Afghan front. He is a highly ranked terrorist leader of Lashkar-e-Taiba", said the spokesman.
Quari, who has been active in Rajouri and Poonch districts along with other terrorists of the outfit for at least a year, came to the region to revive terrorist activities. The slain terrorist, who was an IED expert and a trained sniper, was reportedly the mastermind of the attacks in Dangri and Kandi.
The LeT terrorist was killed a day after two Army officers and two jawans were martyred in the encounter in Rajouri.
The joint forces of the Army and the Jammu and Kashmir police were deployed in the Kalakote Area, Gulabgarh Forest and Rajouri district based on specific intelligence. The area was cordoned off to prevent the terrorists from escaping following which the top LeT leader was neutralised.