The man responsible for the beheading of an Indian soldier in 2013, leading to a major rift in Indo-Pak relations, was killed by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir this week, according to sources.
Anwar Faiz was a divisional commander of the terror outfit Lashkar e Taiba and was reportedly killed on Monday at Rajauri in J&K. Faiz had been spotted while trying to sneak into India through the border along with three other terrorists.
Weapons such as mines, AK 47 rifles; Indian and Pakistan currency, wires and cutters were reportedly found near the terrorist’s body.
Army sources say Faiz was involved in the beheading of Lance Naik Hemraj Singh and the killing of another soldier, Sudhakar Singh on January 8, 2013 in Mendhar sector of J&K. That along with some other incidents had brought a standstill to Indo-Pak relations for quite some time.
Later in 2013, five soldiers were killed in an ambush in the same area, in an alleged joint attack by terrorists and Pakistan Special Forces.