The Lashkar-e-Tayiba was behind the killing of a young BSF jawan in Kashmir. The commander of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba who led the attack has been identified as Abu Muslim.
Sources tell OneIndia that the killing was part of a larger propaganda by the terror group to discourage locals from joining the Indian forces. The lesser known commander Muslim has been in the Valley for three years now, sources also say.
On Wednesday terrorists stormed the home of a Kashmiri BSF constable on vacation, shooting him dead and inflicting gunshot wounds on four of his family members in Hajjan in north Kashmir. Rameez Parrey (30) belonged to the 73rd battalion of the BSF.
The militants, after forcing their way into the house in Parrey Mohalla, fired indiscriminately at the family.
The jawan died on the spot. Four of his family members -- his father, two brothers and an aunt -- suffered gunshot wounds, police said.
The condition of the jawan's aunt was stated to be serious, while that of the three others was stable.
The Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police, S P Vaid, termed the incident as "barbaric and inhumane" and said the guilty would be punished.
Parrey served the BSF for six years. On May 9 this year, an Army officer from Kashmir, Lieutenant Umer Fayaz, was abducted and shot dead by militants in Shopian district.