LeT commander behind Amarnath Yatra attack killed

LeT commander behind Amarnath Yatra attack killed

LeT commander behind Amarnath Yatra attack killed

"Suitable action would follow", Defence spokesperson Colonel Rajesh Kalia assured reporters about the video taken after the encounter killing of Lashkar-e-Toiba commander Abu Ismail and his aide Abu Qasim in Nowgam area of Srinagar on Thursday. Army's Victor Force of the Rashtriya Rifles, which looks after the South Kashmir area, said that Ismail's elimination was important to create a vacuum in the LeT leadership. Ismail and his associate, identified as Chota Qasim, also a foreign terrorist, were killed in a brief encounter at Aarigam area, near Nowgam.

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Meanwhile, 4G internet service have been blocked in Srinagar. After the death of Abu Dujana, Abu Ismail was given command of the LeT. "You can understand the effort which has been put in to execute this operation, a joint operation of police army and CRPF", he said.

The IGP of Kashmir has also hailed the security services on the killing of Ismail, who was one of the most-wanted militants in Kashmir.

After the killing of top Lashkar terrorist Abu Ismail in an encounter on the outskirts of Srinagar, authorities on Friday imposed strict restrictions in old town of Srinagar.

It is believed Ismail was helped by members of another militant group Hizbul Mujahideen, which provided logistics during the attack, a report by the Financial Express said. "We are looking at serious deficiencies in the LeT leadership which should give us more opportunities", he said. "You know who are the leaders and they will be our next target", he said. "It is important to neutralise the militant leadership".

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