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Top Al-Badr terrorist killed in J&K encounter

india Updated: Oct 11, 2006 20:27 IST

In another major success, security forces in Jammu and Kashmir killed a top Al-Badr terrorist in Rajouri district on Wednesday.

In a joint operation, the state police and Indian Army shot dead Qasim, a top Al-Badr commander in Chandial in Rajouri, about 180 kms north of Jammu after a fire fight.

The shooting down comes close on the heels of the killing of top Hizb-ul-Mujahadeen commander Billu Gujjar on Tuesday.

Qasim was involved in a series of terror attacks in areas south of Pir Panjal.

Al-Badr group is known for its brutal ways of operation—beheadings and chopping of noses and ears.

The group believes in physical combat than in exploding bombs or throwing grenades from a distance. Qasim was a key leader of Al-Badr in the twin border districts of Rajouri and Poonch, bordering Pakistani Kashmir.