LeT commander behind Amarnath Yatra attack killed

Beth Cruz
September 16, 2017

However, the services were restored later in the evening. Along with Ismail, his associate Abu Kasim too was killed in the attack.

Security forces had been on the look out for LeT terrorist Abu Ismail after he mastermind attack on Amarnath Yatris on July 10.

Taking cognizance of a video in which soldiers are seen disrespecting the bodies of militants killed in an encounter, the army said it would take suitable action. In a recent video message, Musa said that Pakistan betrayed the militants and even got many of them killed while shutting down the training camps after the United States attacked Afghanistan in 2001.

Operating in South Kashmir for the last 25 years, the 20-something Abu Ismail had been part of nearly all attacks on the Srinagar-Jammu Highway.

The Indian specialists said they had been surrounding Abu Ismail as of late. Ismail was an A++ category terrorist. He was the mastermind of the Amarnath yatra attack.

"It is better not to ask such questions because they are operational details which we do not want to divulge".

He said the security agencies are going after the militant leadership to create leadership vacuum among the militants. "It is important to neutralise the militant leadership". "You can understand the efforts that have been put in to execute this operation", said Munir Ahmad Khan, inspector general of police, Kashmir Zone.

"LeT chief commander Abu Ismail along with his accomplice were today killed in brief gunfight here", a police spokesman told Xinhua.

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

"Abu Ismail was involved in 15 FIRs".

"We are after foreign militant leadership of LeT".

He had taken over the command of Lashkar operations from Abu Dujana, who was eliminated by security forces in August.

Government forces tracked the cellphone number of the elusive Lashkar-e-Taiba militant Abu Ismail's aide and gunned down both of them in Jammu on Thursday.

"It was a joint cordon by the personnel of the special operation group (SOG) of Shopian and Srinagar", a police official said.

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