Saturday, 18 November, 2017

Brains behind attack on Amarnath pilgrims shot

Amarnath Yatra Amarnath Yatra
Damon Campbell | 16 September, 2017, 01:13

The army said "suitable action" would be taken against the troopers seen trampling the bodies of Ismail and Qasim.

Since 2000, it was the worst attack on the Amarnath yatra. "The identity of the second militant is being established", IG CRPF Inspector General Ravideep Sahi said.

Khan refused to divulge further information about the encounter, however, he expressed relief, stating that "a chapter of terrorists has been closed".

Abu Ismail was A++ category militant while his associate Abu Qasim was A + militant. 18 people got injured in the terrorist attack.

'Caught by surprise mainly due to the speed with which the cordon was done, they also started retaliating. Meanwhile, protest against the National Investigation Agency raids in Kashmir was held in Maisuma locality of Srinagar soon after the culmination of Friday prayers. Militant leadership is important and that has to be eliminated because these motivate and instigate young boys to join the cobweb of militancy.

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In a press conference by J&K Police, Khan said that the two terrorists were shot dead in a very brief encounter, adding tha two AK-47s were receovered from them.

Ismail, 24, was also blamed for the attack on CRPF personnel near DPS-Srinagar in June.

"We are expecting a vacuum in the Lashkar now, which should give us more opportunities", Raju told reporters. After the death Abu Qasim, Abu Dujana took charge and then you had Abu Ismail in-charge of the LeT.

Government forces tracked the cellphone number of the elusive Lashkar-e-Taiba militant Abu Ismail's aide and gunned down both of them in Jammu on Thursday.

The gunfight between militants and a contingent of police and army broke out at village Aarigam-Nowgam in the outskirts of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir. According to the reports from Hindustan Times, security forces working in the region received a report from the intelligence department about the presence of terrorists in the region.

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