Abu Ismail, the Lashkar-e-Toiba leader killed by security forces in Kashmir's Nowgam on Thursday, was on the security forces' radar after the July attack on Amarnath pilgrims in the state. The Jammu and Kashmir police provided the specific intelligence inputs about the pinpoint location of Abu Ismail to the Indian Army, which helped them to trap and neutralise the terrorists.
The Army official said synergy between all three agencies including police, CRPF and army would continue and they would continued to launch joint operations against militants. "It is great success for the security forces".
If Zeenat is handed over reins of LeT in the Valley by Pakistan-based leadership of the outfit, he will be the first local Kashmiri to command its operations.
He said besides being mastermind of Amarnath yatra attack, Ismail was involved in many militant attacks on security forces.
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But the ethnically mixed city also has Arab and Turkmen populations. Suhail gave no details about what Kareem accused of.
He had taken over the command of Lashkar operations from Abu Dujana, who was eliminated by security forces in August. As many as 58 terrorists have been killed in south Kashmir alone this year.
Eight people were killed when terrorists fired at a bus carrying pilgrims from Gujarat and Maharashtra on July 10. It resulted in the death of eight people and caused serious injuries to around a dozen pilgrims who were returning from the yatra.
They claimed that the militants opened fire at them as they moved in a particular quarter of the village and that in the ensuing "brief gun battle" Abu Ismail and his accomplice were killed.
"Abu Ismail had 15 FIRs against him for murder, dacoity and other militancy related incidents", Khan said adding that two AK-47 rifles and other materials were recovered from the dead bodies. "Our targets are only those who aid and assist India in crushing this freedom struggle", Askari said. They were quite active on the national highway connecting Srinagar with South Kashmir.