Pak Terrorist Who Beheaded Jawan, Killed in Kashmir


Srinagar: The man responsible for the beheading of an Indian soldier in 2013, which became a flashpoint in India-Pakistan ties, was killed by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir this week, say sources.

Anwar Faiz, a divisional commander of the terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba, was reportedly killed on Monday, July 13, at Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir. Sources say he was spotted trying to sneak into India along with three more terrorists. Weapons like AK-47 rifles, Indian and Pakistan currency, mines, wire-cutters and mobiles were reportedly found near his body.

Faiz, say Army sources, was involved in the beheading of Lance Naik Hemraj Singh and the killing of another soldier, Sudhakar Singh, on January 8, 2013, in the Mendhar sector of Jammu and Kashmir. At the time, Army officers said Hemraj had been killed by Pakistani troops. That incident and a series of ceasefire violations plunged India-Pakistan ties to a new low.