Indian forces kill top LeT militant in Held Kashmir

On July 12, Security forces had launched a massive hunt to track down Abu Ismail.

Police sources said that Ismail had been mostly operating in South Kashmir areas and had moved to Srinagar to take part in a major militant operation.

GOC of Victor Force Operation BS Raju said the operation was important because a vacuum is expected in the top leadership of LeT. Abu Ismail's killing is seen as a major success by the security forces in their anti-militancy operations.


He was involved in Amarnath attack earlier in 2017.

The official said the attack in Anantnag appears to be a reprisal for killing of several Lashkar militants including Bashir Lashkari in an encounter with security forces earlier this month.

"The special thing about this operation is that it was based on wishes of people. We accordingly acted and killed both in a brief encounter in cooperation with army and CRPF", he said. "The terrorist leadership has to be eliminated because they also misguide our children and lure them into this".


"Abu Ismail was killed in a brief gunfight at Nowgam along with his aide".

According to a senior police official, the Shopian police had arrested a militant recently who had revealed information about Ismail's plans that lead to the LeT militant getting trapped during the encounter.

The officer said people across the board had wished that those responsible for the dastardly attack on Amarnath Yatra pilgrims in July that killed eight people should get deserving punishment. "He was involved in 15 such terror attacks", he added, while speaking to a media briefing", he said, while congratulating the troops for a job well done. We killed Abu Qasim, Abu Dujana and now Abu Ismail.


On the frequent internet shutdowns during and after encounters, Khan said that it was done because it was an operational requirement.


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