Abu Ismail, Lashkar Terrorist Behind Attack On Amarnath Yatris, Killed

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Accordingly, a naka was laid at Arigam area in Nowgam.

At the point when the security powers officers touched base at the house, Abu Ismail opened fire and after that attempted to escape.

He said Abu Ismail was 'A ' category militant and active from a very long time.

Meanwhile, the authorities have blocked 4G mobile internet services in the city following the killing of LeT commander. However, the services were restored later in the evening.

Abu Ismail was portrayed by the experts as the "driving force" of an assault in July on a transport of Hindu explorers who were going by a mountain altar in Kashmir, an assault that left eight individuals dead. Abu Ismail was the top commander of the Lashkar and made the entire conspiracy to attack Amarnath pilgrims. "This Operation is a result of people's prayers". Dujana was wanted in 40 serious attacks on security forces and carried a bounty of $23400. J&K police had constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) in the Amarnath attack case.

The terrorists first attacked a bullet-proof bunker of the police at Botengoo, a police official said, adding it was retaliated.

He said the operation to track Abu Ismail needed a lot of meticulous intelligence, patience and planning.

"Abu Ismail was killed in a brief gunfight at Nowgam along with his aide". "He was responsible for the attack on Amarnath Yatra".

GoC Victor Force, B S Raju, said it was an extremely important operation.

"We are after foreign militant leadership of LeT". He took over after the killing of Abu Dujana. "There is a dearth of a leader in LeT and it will give us more opportunity to go after the remaining militants", the army official said.

He said that no collateral damage was done during the encounter.

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