Tuesday, 21 November, 2017

Amarnath attack mastermind killed in Kashmir

Kashmir: Suspected Amarnath attack mastermind Abu Ismail and another militant killed in encounter Lashkar commander Abu Ismail, involved in Amarnath attack, gunned down in Kashmir encounter
Angelica Greene | 15 September, 2017, 00:30

For a long time, the security forces were looking for Abu Ismail.

Earlier on Thursday, Ismail and another terrorist were killed in an encounter with the security forces at Aarigam, Nowgam in the outskirts of Srinagar.

The Amarnath attack had left eight people dead and injured at least 18 on July 10.

Ismail was also the operations chief of the LeT in the valley. Abu Ismail was the prime accused in Amarnath Terror Attack.

Earlier in the day, two overground workers of the Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist outfit were arrested in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, police said. "This Operation is a result of people's prayers". "The fire was returned by the troops and in the brief encounter, both militants were killed".

They said that students raised "pro-Pakistan and pro-militant" slogans.

Ismail could be the fourth top militant leader killed in Kashmir since past year.

Kashmir: Suspected Amarnath attack mastermind Abu Ismail and another militant killed in encounter

Abu Ismail was A++ category militant while his associate Abu Qasim was A + militant.

Ismail was gunned down along with another LeT operative during a search operation to flush out terrorists from the area.

The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Thursday restored the mobile internet service, nearly half an hour after it was blocked in the city. "He was also involved in several other attacks", DGP Kashmir SP Vaid said in the press conference.

"We are expecting a vacuum in the Lashkar now, which should give us more opportunities".

"We are after foreign militant leadership of LeT".

According to security officials, they were tipped off about Ismail's presence in the area following which an operation was launched to track and eliminate him and his aides.

On the frequent internet shutdowns during and after encounters, Khan said that it was done because it was an operational requirement.

More news: Edith Windsor, Who Won Major Same-Sex Marriage Case, Dies at 88
More news: Doom and Wolfenstein II Games are Coming to Nintendo Switch
More news: Jemele Hill's tweets on 'white supremacist' Donald Trump 'inappropriate'

Recommended

Trump will sign bipartisan resolution condemning Charlottesville violence, White House says Trump will sign bipartisan resolution condemning Charlottesville violence, White House says Time will tell , however, just how far Scott's message resonated beyond the 40 minutes that the S.C. She characterized their conversation as focused "primarily on solutions moving forward".

Trump Tours Hurricane Irma Damage in Florida Trump Tours Hurricane Irma Damage in Florida White House officials acknowledged that assuming the "comforter in chief" role was harder than it appears on television. It has also affected Trump's legislative agenda, forcing Congress to appropriate emergency funding for relief efforts.

There will be definite rearrangement if USA quit nuclear deal: Iran There will be definite rearrangement if USA  quit nuclear deal: Iran Saying that Iran is violating "the spirit" of the agreement, Trump said, "We are not going to stand for what they are doing". Kahl conceded that Iran has "slipped across the line" by exceeding its limit on heavy water twice.

'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli jailed over Hillary Clinton hair bounty 'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli jailed over Hillary Clinton hair bounty Prosecutors pursued the option of having Shkreli's bail revoked as soon as Shkreli posted statuses about Clinton on social media. They said Shkreli was a danger to the community after he offered $5,000 to anyone who could grab one of Hillary Clinton's hairs.

A 'goodbye kiss' to Cassini A 'goodbye kiss' to Cassini A few years ago, NASA chose to send a flagship mission to the Saturn to get detailed information about the mysterious ring planet. Among Cassini's most important discoveries were six small moons and hundreds of moonlets within Saturn's rings.