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Inhuman LeT

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A Class 6 student of Army Goodwill School, Atif Mir, who lived in Hajin area of Bandipora district aspired to pursue further studies at the prestigious Sainik School in Manasbal.

Twelve-year-old Atif Mir was killed by Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists who had been stalking his sister. (Source: Twitter)

Only a month ago, his father, Muhammad Shafi, had submitted the application form for Atif’s admission at the boarding school in the adjoining Ganderbal district.

But, before the entrance exam, Atif’s dreams were interrupted. The 12-year-old child was killed after two Pakistani terrorists took him hostage at his home in north Kashmir during an encounter.

Acting on a tip-off on March 21, the Jammu and Kashmir Police and the Indian security forces launched a joint Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) at Mir Mohalla Hajin where the two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists were hiding.

While other family members, including Atif’s two sisters and mother, managed to flee from the three-storey house, the holed-up terrorists took the boy and his elderly uncle, Abdul Hameed, hostage.

As per the police, one of the terrorists had been stalking Atif’s sister for a........

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