Rather had become a headache in the Valley and was responsible for scores of incidents in which both the security personnel and civilians were targeted.
New Delhi, Aug 11: Three Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorists, including Lateef Ahmad Rather involved in the killing of several civilians, were gunned down by the security forces in an encounter at Budgam, Jammu and Kashmir.
Rather was involved in the killing of Rahul Bhat and TV actor Amreen Bhat. Rather, a resident of Badipora Chadoora, had joined the terror ranks in 2000 and had been active since then. Besides targeting security forces, he had in particular targeted Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley.