Security forces on Thursday gunned down Lashkar commander Abu Ismail in Nowgam encounter along with another terrorist, who is yet to be identified.
Ismail was also allegedly involved in the Amarnath attack earlier this year, which killed eight pilgrims.
LeT commander was identified as the main culprit in the attack, who carried out the attack to revenge the death of his predecessor Bashir Lashkari.
The encounter which killed Ismail started between security forces and terrorists at around 5 PM at Aarigam, Nowgam in outskirts of Srinagar.
Here are the live updates:
Militant leadership has to be eliminated because they also misguide our children and lure them into this: Muneer Khan, IGP Kashmir
In a very brief encounter both the terrorists were killed. 2 AK 47s were recovered: Muneer Khan, IGP Kashmir on terrorists killed in Nowgam
I take this opportunity to congratulate team. This operation is a result of ppl's prayers: IGP Kashmir, Muneer Khan
Operation was important because we are expecting vacuum in the top leadership of LeT: BS Raju, GOC Victor Force
#6:25 PM: J&K Police was after him since Amarnath attack took place. He was also involved in several other attacks: DGP Kashmir SP Vaid on Abu Ismail
Congratulate team. It hardly took half an hour to complete operation. He was one of our prime targets: Muneer Khan,IGP Kashmir on Abu Ismail pic.twitter.com/Tz3w8VEnlF— ANI (@ANI) September 14, 2017
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LeT commander Abu Ismail & another terrorist killed by security forces in Nowgam. Ismail was involved in Amarnath attack (visuals deferred) pic.twitter.com/ZcINJWHHdG— ANI (@ANI) September 14, 2017