LeT commander killed

Lashkar-e-Taiba’s recently anointed operational commander Abu Ismail, said to be responsible for July 10 attack on Amarnath pilgrims that left eight dead, was killed along with his associate in an encounter on the outskirts of Srinagar on Thursday afternoon.

“We had prior information about the presence of two foreign terrorists”, said J&K Director General of Police, SP Vaid. Abu Ismail was the main accused in the Amarnath yatra attack, he added.

Ismail and his associate Chota Qasim were killed in a brief encounter at Aarigam area near Nowgam on the outskirts of Srinagar.

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