Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist Abu Dujana was gunned down by security forces in an encounter in south Kashmir's Pulwama on Tuesday. A category A+++ terrorist, Dujana had managed to escape capture 20 times and his encounter is being considered as a major achievement for Indian Army.
Here is all you need to know about one of the most notorious terrorists Abu Dujana:
#The twenty-six-year-old Lashkar commander was one of militant outfit’s most famous commanders in south Kashmir.
Dujana joined Let at the age of 17, he was appointed as the assistant of Abu Qasim.
#After the killing of Abu Qasim in 2015, Dujana, who was a close associate, was nominated as the top commander of Lashkar.
#A resident of Gilgit Baltistan, Dujana had sneaked into the Valley around six years ago. Initially, police officials said that he remained active in north Kashmir before permanently shifting his base to south Kashmir.
#Dujana was also one of the top recruiter for the militants especially in south Kashmir.
#More than a dozen security raids and operations were conducted across south Kashmir to nab Dujana, but he managed to give them the slip everytime. Some officials describe him as “brainy militant” who was a master in breaking the security cordon.
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#Dujana was an A+++ category militant and carried a bounty of more than Rs 15 lakh on his head.
#Dujana was in touch with Al Qaeda terrorist Zakir Musa as he too operates in the same belt where Dujana had his hideouts.
#Dujana was considered by security agencies to be the mastermind behind several attacks in south Kashmir, such as the one on a CRPF convoy at Pampore and another at the Entrepreneurship Development Institute in the Sempora area last year.
#After the killing of Dujana, the focus will be now shift to the new Lashkar commander, Abu Ismail who was named by police in the Amarnath yatra attack and Abu Qasim’s brother Abdul Rehman.