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J&K: LeT terrorist believed to be Dhangri attack mastermind neutralised in ongoing Rajouri gunfight

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Jammu: Security Forces have neutralised one Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist believed to be mastermind of Dhangri attack in an ongoing gunfight on Thursday in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Army sources said that with the first light, Army along with police intensified the combat operation and heavily retaliated to the firing during the gunfight in Bajumal village of Kalakote.

Notably, on Wednesday four Army personnel including two officers attained martyrdom while two sustained injuries in the operation.

In exchange of fire, one hard-core terrorist of Lashkar-e-Taiba was killed.

He is believed to be the mastermind of Dhangri terrorist attack.

Sources said that the LeT terrorist killed in an ensuing gunfight is identified as Quari and is a Pak National.

“He has been trained on Pakistan and Afghan Front and is a highly ranked terrorist leader of Lashkar-e-Taiba,” they said.

Sources added that he has been active in Rajouri-Poonch alongwith his group from past one year and is also believed to be mastermind of Dhangri and Kandi attacks in Rajouri district.

“He was sent to revive terrorism in the region and was an expert in IEDs, operating and hiding from caves and a trained sniper,” sources said.

Dhangri attacks occurred on January 1 and 2 that resulted into six deaths and 14 injuries in separate incidents of shooting and firing.

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