In another major success, security forces in Jammu and Kashmir killed a top Al-Badr terrorist in Rajouri district early on Thursday.
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, past midnight after a fire fight.
The shooting down comes close on the heels of killing 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.