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Lashkar commander Abu Ismail killed: Militant leadership has to be eliminated, says IGP Kashmir

Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander Abu Ismail, the mastermind behind the July 10 attack on Amarnath yatra pilgrims, was among two terrorists killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Nowgam.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 14, 2017 9:35 pm
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Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander Abu Ismail, the mastermind behind the July 10 attack on Amarnath yatra pilgrims, was among two terrorists killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Nowgam on Thursday, police said. At a press briefing, IGP Kashmir Munir Khan said that following intelligence reports about the presence of the terrorists in the area, security forces launched an operation and neutralized the two terrorists. Two AK-47 rifles were recovered from them. Ismail’s associate was identified as Abu Qasim.

“I congratulate the team. He was one of our prime targets. It hardly took half-an-hour to complete the operation,” said Khan. He added, “Militant leadership has to be eliminated because they misguide our children and lure them into this.”

“J&K Police was after Ismail since the Amarnath attack. He was also involved in several other attacks,” DGP Kashmir SP Vaid said in the press conference.

Ismail was said to be behind the attack on a bus carrying pilgrims returning from the Amarnath shrine that claimed eight lives and injured at least a dozen people in July this year.

GOC of Victor Force Operation BS Raju said the operation was important because a vacuum is expected in the top leadership of LeT. Abu Ismail’s killing is seen as a major success by the security forces in their anti-militancy operations.

Earlier in the day, two overground workers of the Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist outfit were arrested in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district, police said. Two grenades were recovered from Waheed Ahmad Bhat and Muhammad Shafi Mir, who were arrested from Handwara area. Overground workers provide logistic support to militants by organising their hideouts and by keeping an eye on the movement of security forces.

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    Michelle:Vedic:human
    Sep 15, 2017 at 7:10 am
    Dump his MULLASS MUZZIE hairy A-S-S body into Arabian Sea or send his hairy A-S-S over Saudi to be mummified in the desert,---Jai hind.
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      nadir
      Sep 15, 2017 at 4:15 am
      All bomb blasts in past few year planned and executed by brahmin terrorist module of rss linked to isi. there are sufficient evidence and proofs and also confessions in courts by few brahmin terrorists caught so far such as asimanand aka asim chatterji, upadhayay, joshi, sadhvia, purohit etc. bhagwat amd vaidya had filed a complaint with ex pm against purohit to save themselves as purohit might be double crossing or a mole. but now they are silent as they have not to worry as it's their own govt now. madhya pradesh bjp and bajrang dal leaders were caught red handed passing info to isi and getting paid. problem even mamy police and courts are sympathisers that's why they are going scot free. To make a scapegoat, muslims are framed in false cases. anybody in doubt may search google and news sites for info. bramin terrorists want to hold onto all power and resources of country and let dalits, tribes, other castes, poor at the cost of national security.
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        Michelle:Vedic:human
        Sep 15, 2017 at 7:15 am
        Nadir,----next RSS bomb wil explode in your hairy MUZZIE MULLASS a-s-S-ho-LE,----you will come to know how powerful RSS / HIDUVTA can be,---Jai hind.
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        Murthy
        Sep 15, 2017 at 3:56 am
        One point IGP Munir Khan Saheb has made is a FUNDAMENTAL ONE - “Militant leadership has to be eliminated because they misguide our children and lure them into this"... Young Kashmiris are told so many LIES and taught communal hatred, not only against Hindus, but also against S.h.i.a.s., Sufis and Ismailis, last but not least against Buddhists... Life in India has its limitations for an ordinary Indian, whether he or she is a Hindu, Sikh, Muslim or Christian. Everyone cannot pick up a gun on some religious fever and start killing police and pilgrims. Justice in an over-crowded EARTH has become complicated. What is the JUSTICE available to ordinary Muslims in the "Pure Land" ?? Use the opportunities you see honestly and hope for the best. That is what we are doing in the rest of India. Doors do NOT open for me, Red Carpet not laid for me, just because I am Hindu.. I have to sweat it out, like any Muslim in Kashmir or anywhere else in India.
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          ak dev
          Sep 15, 2017 at 2:53 am
          Concept of Islamic state called Pakistan is based on lies. Today it looks most Pakistani have been raised without knowing what truth is. So nobody talks about truth in Pakistan. They even don't know that they are not telling truth because they don't what truth is. In most debates only lies are told.
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            ak dev
            Sep 15, 2017 at 2:58 am
            Today Pakistanis are grappling about why nobody believes their stories. They say we banned terrorist organization but still ask us to do more. They never mention that ban is only on paper. Practically the banned organizations are free in Pakistan.
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              ak dev
              Sep 15, 2017 at 3:01 am
              It's amazing how generations of Pakistanis have been raised on falsehood. They don't know that Pakistan and India had the same history until 1947. They have been fed that Pakistan's history is part of Arabian History.
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                ak dev
                Sep 15, 2017 at 3:04 am
                Paksianis have been fed that India is their enemy and destroying Hindus is the lifelong objective of Muslims of the world. Those who can counter this dangerous narrative are very few and speak fearing for their life.
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                  ak dev
                  Sep 15, 2017 at 3:15 am
                  India has created a monster that has become world's biggest headache. India allowed the Pakistan's anti-India narrative to build up. India didn't counter Pakistan and inform the Pakistanis about the truth. India must not loose more time and start a campaign to educate the Pakistanis and tell them truth.
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                    ak dev
                    Sep 15, 2017 at 3:18 am
                    Indian NGOs must take the lead to build positivity among Pakistanis. Congress governments in past were captive of votebank politics and allowed the Pakistani monster to grow.
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                      ak dev
                      Sep 15, 2017 at 3:28 am
                      Today Pakistan is full of problems and most of their problems can be traced back to the enmity with India. Pakistanis have become like a beggar. Their self-steam is extremely low. They have no option but to bear the extreme insult but can't object China. Somebody has to press upon Pakistan that all problems will become manageable if they leave enmity with India. The Pak people need to be educated and pressure should be build up on Pakistan's army to change.
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                        ak dev
                        Sep 15, 2017 at 3:35 am
                        Terrorism in Kashmir is part of Ghazbai Hind. The Islamist in Pakistan army have long term plans to destroy India and eliminate Hindus. Something very dangerous happening in Pakistan. Forceful conversion and killing of non-Muslims had been happening in Pakistan for long time. India has been an spectator. India has let down Hindus of Pakistan. There is so much that goes against Pakistan but nobody is cry like we see for Rohinyas.
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                        Shafted mohammed
                        Sep 15, 2017 at 1:41 am
                        The leadership in Pakistan has to be hit and hit hard. Kill huddin and hafiz and Dagwood then only you would really hit the leadership of terrorism hard.
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