The slain militant was a hi-profile militant, active in valley
since 2012. He is said to be involved in the Hyderpora attack in 2013 that left eight army personnel dead, Silver Star hotel attack in 2012 and attack on BSF in Pampore 2013.
Qasim recently gunned down police’s top cop Altaf A Dar in Bandipora. His name figured in the Udhampur attack early this year that left two BSF men dead. He was on NIA radar and carried a bounty of Rs 2 million on his head.
The gun battle is still on.