Funeral prayers in absentia offered for slain LeT militants in Pampore

Amarnath terror attack mastermind Abu Ismail killed in encounter

On Thursday, the authorities had snapped Internet services in Srinagar after the Lashkar-e-Taiba commander was killed along with his other Pakistani associate, Chota Qasim in Nowgam area here. However, the services were restored later in the evening. Hizbul Mujahideen leaders Burhan Wani and Sabzar Bhat were killed by security forces earlier. "This operation is a result of people's prayers". "After the attack on yatris, every section of people had condemned it and demanded that perpetrators should be brought to justice and today they were brought to justice by security forces", Khan said.

A group of four militants had carried out attack on bus that was returning from Baltal after performing Yatra.

The Indian specialists said they had been surrounding Abu Ismail as of late. The two terrorists were planning a big militant strike in Kashmir after having moved to Srinagar. Ismail was an A++ category terrorist.

'Caught by surprise mainly due to the speed with which the cordon was done, they also started retaliating. "Meanwhile, the synergy between all agencies will continue", he said. "It is important to neutralise the militant leadership". The IGP of Jammu & Kashmir, Munir Khan, has congratulated the security forces on this major achievement and said that it is important to wipe out militant leadership from J&K.




Army sources said that Abu Ismail's killing was a great success for the security forces as he was involved in several bank robberies after demonetisation to provide support to the terror infrastructure, which was hit badly by cash crunch and for attacking the military.

Apart from these, 200 other terrorists are also active in the Kashmir Valley. "Now, we are looking at a serious deficiency in their leadership which should give us more opportunities", he said. Ismail had replaced LeTs, Abu Dujana, as operational chief in Kashmir after Dujana sided himself with Musa. They further claimed that as they moved in a particular quarter of the village, the militants opened fire at them and that in the ensuing "brief gun battle" Abu Ismail and his associate were killed.

Incidentally, while social media was abuzz about Islam's anointment to the senior LeT post, intelligence operatives said there were no independent inputs with them yet to confirm this.

"On specific information, a joint operation was launched in Aribagh in Nowgam area on the outskirts of Srinagar city".

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