Abu Ismail, LeT Commander and Amarnath Mastermind, Gunned Down
Abu Ismail.
Abu Ismail.(Photo: Altered by The Quint)

Abu Ismail, LeT Commander and Amarnath Mastermind, Gunned Down

On Thursday, the LeT Commander Abu Ismail was gunned down by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Nowgam. This comes as a big win for India as Ismail was the mastermind behind the Amarnath attack in July, which killed eight people.

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  • LeT commander Abu Ismail and another terrorist have been killed by security forces in Kashmir’s Nowgam
  • Ismail was involved in the Amarnath terror attack in July that killed eight
  • Ismail was allegedly a Pakistani militant who had been active in Kashmir for several years
  • Mobile internet services have been blocked in Sringar

No Terrorist Spared

Hansraj Ahir, the Minister of State (Home) said that no terrorist will be spared, after security forces gunned down Abu Ismail.

This is a huge achievement. No terrorist will be spared. 
(Photo: ANI)

Two AK47s Recovered

Muneer Khan, in a press briefing said that the encounter was very brief in which the two terrorists were killed. The encounter was possible due to the joint collaboration with CRPF, Jammu and Kashmir Police and the Rashtriya Rifles.

In a very brief encounter both the terrorists were killed. Two AK47s have been recovered...The operation is a result of people’s prayers.

Khan also said:

Militant leadership has to be eliminated because they also misguide our children and lure them into this.
The operation was important because we are expecting vacuum in the top leadership of LeT.
BS Raju, GOC Victor Force

Operation Hardly Took an Hour

Muneer Khan, the IGP Kashmir congratulated the security forces in their successful gunning down of LeT commander Abu Ismail.

I congratulate the team. It hardly took half an hour to complete the operation. He was one of our prime targets.

Huge Achievement

Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, the Director General of Central Reserve Police Forces said that Abu Ismail’s killing is a huge achievement.

This is a huge achievement. The terrorist was responsible for the attack on Amarnath Yatra.
Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, DG CRPF
Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, DG CRPF

Mobile Internet Blocked

Mobile internet services have been blocked in Srinagar after LeT commander and Amarnath mastermind Abu Ismail was shot dead.

2G and 3G services are working but 4G is blocked.

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On Thursday, Lashkar commander Abu Ismail was gunned down by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Nowgam. Ismail was allegedly involved in Amarnath attack in July, where 8 pilgrims had died.

Another terrorist was also killed in the Nowgam encounter.

Ismail was also the operations chief of the LeT in the valley.

An encounter began between security forces and militants at Aarigam, Nowgam in the outskirts of Srinagar.