<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A top Lashkar commander, who was one of the main accused in the Amarnath attacks that resulted in the deaths of 8 and injuries to 18, was killed by security forces in Nowgam.As per preliminary reports, Abu Ismail, along with an accomplice was gunned down on Thursday afternoon.”LeT terrorist Abu Ismail of Pakistan along with his accomplice killed in Nowgam. Huge achievement for police and SF (security forces),” Jammu and Kashmir police said.This is a huge achievement. The terrorist was responsible for the attack on Amarnath Yatra, said DG CRPF Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar while speaking to ANI.Meanwhile, the news agency said that mobile internet services had been blocked in Srinagar following the encounter.Abu Ismail had replaced Abu Dujana who was killed by security forces in Pulwama.On July 10, eight pilgrims from Gujarat on their way from Amarnath temple, were killed. Amongst those killed were six women. Eighteen people were injured. Ismail is the fourth top terrorist killed in Kashmir since last year. Hizbul Mujahideen leaders Burhan Wani, Sabzar Bhat and Abu Dujana were killed by security forces earlier.
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