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J&K: Amarnath attack mastermind Abu Ismail gunned down; Mobile internet services partially restored

Security Forces On Thursday Gunned Down Lashkar Commander Abu Ismail In Nowgam Encounter Along With Another Terrorist, Who Is Yet To Be Identified.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Arshi Aggarwal | Updated on: 15 Sep 2017, 12:09:48 AM

New Delhi:

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: 

#6:40 PM

Militant leadership has to be eliminated because they also misguide our children and lure them into this: Muneer Khan, IGP Kashmir

#6:35 PM

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

#6:15 PM:  2G and 3G Mobile internet services restored, 4G service still blocked in Srinagar

#5:55 PM: Mobile internet services blocked in Srinagar

Also read: Abu Ismail: LeT terrorist who masterminded attack on Amarnath Yatra pilgrims

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First Published : 14 Sep 2017, 05:38:34 PM