<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A slew of phone conversations between Al Qeada-affiliate Ansar Gazwat ul-Hind leader Zakir Musa and slain Lashkar-e-Toeba chief Abu Dujana, has blown a lid off the fault-lines in the terror leadership in Kashmir and Pakistan.Released by hitherto unknown Al-Sindh, the phone conversation between the two leaders focus on the betrayal by Pakistani terrorists with Kashmir-based ultras.”I talked to Paarwalay (people across the border). You release an audio saying that you are not with Zakir Musa and he is creating fitana (discord).” They were saying Zakir Musa gave a tip off to get Abbas Bhai (terrorist killed in Kakpora) killed.The 26-year-old Abu Dujana, Chief Operational Commander, Lashkar-e-Toeba, who was the most-wanted leader after Burhan Wani, was killed along with his aide Arif Nabi Dar in a swift surgical operation by a joint team of Army, Police, and CRPF at Hakripora village of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on August 1.”I talked to Rehan and Abdullah. They told me that Paarwalay demand pinpoint location (of terrorists). Rehan told me that those locations are being raided as soon as they are being disclosed,” Musa is heard telling Dujana.Zakir Musa — a former Hizbul Mujahedeen leader who has gone rogue and called for caliphate in Kashmir — was named the Ameer (chief) of Al-Qaeda linked jihadist group Ansar Ghazwat-Ul-Hind in Kashmir on July 27. This is for the first time in the 27-year history of insurgency that a global jihadi group made its foray into the restive Jammu and Kashmir.”Dujana Bhai, I want to tell you one thing, please sever ties with Pakistani outfits. You stay focused. If you are on the right path, it hardly matters if you are one or many,” said Musa.The phone conversation was released seven days after United Jihad Council (UJC), an umbrella group of over a dozen terror outfits based in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, claimed that a new Ikhwan (disbanded pro-government militia) is being created in the name of ISIS and Al-Qadia using the façade of Zakir Musa.Revealed…Phone conversation between Musa and Dujani was released seven days after United Jihad Council claimed that a new Ikhwan is being created in the name of ISIS and Al Qaeda.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Abu Ismail, the Lashkar-e-Taiba commander who masterminded the deadly attack on Amarnath yatra pilgrims in July, was killed by security forces on Thursday along with another Pakistani terrorist, police said.The two were gunned down after a brief encounter that saw the duo running for their lives.”On specific information, a joint operation was launched in Aribagh in Nowgam area on the outskirts of Srinagar city.It was around 4:15 pm that a contact was established with the two hiding terrorists in a house there. In a very brief encounter, both the terrorists were killed,” Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, Munir Khan said.He was addressing a joint press conference along with general officer commanding of the Army’s Victor Force, Major General B S Raju, and IG CRPF Ravideep Singh Sahi.Khan said the other terrorist has been identified as Abu Qasim alias Chota Qasim.”The bodies of the slain terrorists have been kept at the appropriate place for appropriate disposal,” he said.The IGP said two AK rifles, UBGLs and other material were recovered from them.He said Ismail was involved in 15 cases including the July 10 attack on a bus carrying Amarnath yatra pilgrims in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district which left eight of them dead.”After the elimination of Abu Dujana, he (Ismail) had taken over as the chief of LeT in the valley. He was involved in around 15 criminal cases in valley which included murder, dacoities and other militancy related incidents. So, I compliment our teams for executing a wonderful operation with no collateral damage,” Khan said.”The day they (militants) killed yatris, the people said that they should be brought to justice and today they have been brought to justice. It is a great success for the security forces. A chapter of these terrorists has been closed. Tomorrow will be a new day for us. We will start our work afresh.”When the attack took place, there was total condemnation of the act committed by terrorists from all sections of the society and people said loud and clear that these killers must be killed. So, from that day onwards, these killers were our targets and our teams whether they be police, army or the CRPF – were looking for them,” he said.He thanked the people for “expressing that sentiment that time because that was against Kashmiriyat. No Kashmiri liked that”.Asked whether all the militants behind the attack have been neutralised, the IGP said “One foreign and one local terrorists are left.”He said Ismail was an “A++” category militant while Qasim was “A+” category, but refused to share further details of the operation.”It is better not to ask such questions because they are operational details which we do not want to divulge. It is not that whole militancy has been wiped out by their killing. So, it is better not to divulge the details,” he said.Khan said the priority of the security forces is to neutralise the militant leadership in the valley.”Militant leadership is important to be neutralised. That has to be eliminated because they not only are militants but also provoke and motivate children. The priority is to neutralise the militant leadership. You know who are the leaders and they will be our next target,” he said.He, however, said “we have a long way to go and we will keep on trying.”Maj Gen Raju said Ismail’s killing is extremely important because he was responsible for the death of about 14 security forces personnel and eight civilians.”This success is also important because we are expecting vacuum in the foreign terrorists’ leadership of the LeT. After the death of Abu Qasim, then Abu Dujana and now Ismail. In between we also killed (Abu) Ali. Now, we are looking at a serious deficiency in their leadership which should give us more opportunities,” he said.
<!– /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.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Ahead of Independence Day, railway employees in the region have been put on alert and have been asked to be present at their workplaces, an officer of the Jammu Railway wing said. Security has been beefed up at all the railway stations, including at Jammu, Udhampur, Katra, Kathua and Samba, and on the tracks, the official said. “The railways have been put on alert and employees have been asked to be present in their offices ahead of Independence Day. It is done as a routine before such days,” he said. “The security has been beefed up at railway stations and on the track. Security personnel have been asked to be alert,” Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP)-Railway Mohd Arshad said. Checking and frisking at railways stations have been increased and patrolling on track intensified, he said. The decision comes a day after a crude bomb and a letter warning of revenge for the killing of Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Abu Dujana was recovered from the Amritsar-bound Akal Takth Express at Amethi in Uttar Pradesh by the Government Railway Police.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Six top militant commanders, including LeT’s Abu Dujana, and Burhan Wani’s successor Sabzar Ahmad Bhat of Hizbul Mujahideen, were among 132 terrorists killed in encounters with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, so far this year, according to official figures. Security forces and police are going after the militants, as they have fiercely intensified operations to hunt them down by acting on the hit-list of top terrorist leaders in Kashmir. The number of terrorists killed in the past seven months this year is the highest in the same period over the past seven years. “As many as 132 terrorists have been killed in encounters with police and security forces in Kashmir Valley in over seven months this year,” a senior security official told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A crude bomb and a letter purportedly by Indian Mujahideen warning of revenge for the killing of Lashkar-e-Taiba ‘commander’ Abu Dujana was today recovered from the Amritsar-bound Akal Takht Express here, police said. The recovery of the bomb came to light at a time when security forces were maintaining tight vigil ahead of Independence Day. On getting information about a bomb on the train, the Government Railway Police (GRP) stopped it at Akbarganj Railway Station, ADG (Railways) BK Maurya said. Akbarganj is around 70 km away from state capital Lucknow. “The entire train was vacated and extensively checked during which a bomb wrapped in ‘sutli’ (jute thread) was found in a packet with two lighters. It seems an attempt was made to prepare a crude device. It could not have exploded on it own,” the ADG said. “It seems someone is playing mischief. We have alerted all railway stations,” Maurya said. The train was going to Amritsar from Kolkata and was stopped at Akbarganj after the police got information regarding the bomb. Circle officer of Tiloi Veenu Singh said the bomb was found in the bathroom of an AC coach (B-3) in the train. It was noticed by a passenger at 1.17 AM. Some passengers informed the ticket examiner and coach attendant about the bomb and soon railway authorities called the bomb disposal squad, which checked all the compartments. After the bomb was defused, the train left Akbarganj station for its onward journey, Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) BC Dubey said. The bomb has been sent for forensic examination and the matter is being investigated, the ASP said. The letter, which was in Hindi warned, “Dujana ki sahadat ka badla ab Hindustan ko chukana padega – Indian Mujahideen” (India will have to face consequences of Dujana’s death – Indian Mujahideen), police said. The Indian Mujahideen is a terrorist group formed in 2010 by Abdul Subhan Qureshi. It has been declared a terrorist organisation and banned by the Union home ministry. Dujana, who belonged to Pakistan, was Lashkar-e-Taiba’s ‘divisional commander’ in South Kashmir. He was killed in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of J-K on August 1. Dujana was wanted for many attacks on security forces and political workers in south Kashmir.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A low-intensity bomb was on Wednesday night found in Amritsar-bound Akal Takht Express in Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi.The two coaches of the train were vacated and the bomb was deactivated.Police also recovered a letter warning revenge for Laskhar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorist Abu Dujana’s killing.“Dujana ki shahadat ka badla ab Hindustan ko chukana padega,”(India will have to pay the price for Dujana’s ‘martyrdom’), reads a letter recovered from the site. “A low intensity device was found, it has been deactivated and train has left for its destination,” said Saumitra Yadav, SP Government Railway Police.Top Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) commander Abu Dujana, a Pakistani national, was killed in a well-planned operation by a joint team of the Jammu and Kashmir Police, Army and CRPF in Pulwama district of south Kashmir.Coming from Gilgit Baltistan, Dujana is said to have started operating in Jammu and Kashmir from 2010. He was believed to have a strong network especially in southern Kashmir and is said to have been the mastermind behind the Pampore attack which killed at least eight CRPF men in 2016. The LeT had claimed responsibility for the attack.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Top Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) commander Abu Dujana, a Pakistani national who was killed in encounter with security forces refused to surrender minutes before getting killed.Dujana, category ‘A’ militant who carried a reward of Rs 10 lakh on his head was also wanted in many militancy-related attacks on security forces and political workers in south Kashmir.In a phone call with an Army officer, Dujana refused to surrender and admitted that he had left behind his parents in Gilgit-Baltistan for jihad, reported Times of India.Report said that Dujana also asked the officer ‘how he was’, after speaking to Kashmiri civilian who was commissioned to begin the conversation.When asked why he was not surrendering, Dujana told the officer that he had left home for martyrdom. “Sometimes we are ahead, sometimes you—today you caught me. Congratulations. Now do what you have to,” Dujana said.
ALSO READ How security forces took inspiration from operation against Osama bin Laden to neutralise Abu DujanaThe slain militant also said that his parents were dead for him since the day he left them behind. He also refused to show any concern for them.The officer repeatedly made appeal to save Kashmiris and not recruit youth for terror. However, Dujana ended the conversation.
ALSO READ After neutralising Abu Dujana, security forces to target six high-profile terrorists in Jammu and KashmirDujana, believed to be in his late 20s, was killed in a well-planned operation by a joint team of the Jammu and Kashmir Police, Army and CRPF in Pulwama district of south Kashmir.The inmates of the house where he was holed up had told police that he claimed to be from Karachi.
ALSO READ Who was LeT commander Abu Dujana and how he was trapped and killed by security forces?Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir police is going to approach the Pakistan High Commission via the Union home ministry to take the body of Abu Dujana, the Lashkar-e-Taiba commander gunned down in south Kashmir.It will be the first time that the Pakistan High Commission is asked to claim the body of a militant killed in Kashmir Valley.
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<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A civilian who received pellet injuries near an encounter site in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday, died on Wednesday, police said.Akeel Ahmad Bhat, a resident of Gabarpora area of the district, was injured in the abdomen during security forces action on protesters at Hakripora on Tuesday, a police official said.He said Bhat was referred to SKIMS hospital in Srinagar where he succumbed to his injuries this morning. Bhat was second civilian after Firdous Ahmad was killed in the crossfire between militants and security forces on Tuesday.Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants, including the outfit’s commander Abu Dujana, were killed in the encounter with the security forces.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> Lashkar-e-Taiba Kashmir chief Abu Dujana often visited his wife and a rumoured girlfriend in Pulwama district in the past two months, little knowing that death was waiting.Security forces hunted him down, working on inputs of these visits, intelligence officials said today.The Jammu and Kashmir Police had been receiving specific inputs in the past couple of months that Dujana has been visiting a particular village quite frequently, an official said.Upon investigation, it was found that the Pakistani terrorist was visiting the house of a man named Khurshid, whose daughter was married to Dujana, the official said on the condition of anonymity.Soon, the security agencies intensified vigil in the areas and found that 28-year-old Dujana, who was from Gilgit- Baltistan in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, was also involved with another girl.In the last three months, Dujana was very active on the Pulwama-Pompore highway and his visits to the two families have increased, another official said.Acting on an input that Dujana would visit Khurshid’s home in the Pulwama district yesterday, a joint operation was carried out by Army, CRPF and police in the early hours, leading to his killing.Officials said Dujana had managed to give security forces the slip at least five times in the recent months. Terming Dujana’s killing as “good riddance”, IGP Khan claimed he had become an eye-sore for everybody. “He used to enter any house and do anything he wanted to do. Good riddance that way. I think people should relax, the girls, our sisters, they should relax now that no such person is there to harass them,” Khan said.Top Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant Abu Dujana, a Pakistani national wanted in connection with several terror attacks, and his aide were gunned down today by the security forces in an encounter in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir.And what helped security forces to zero-in on this much wanted militant were Dujana’s frequent visit to a particular village where he was believed to have married a girl, an official claimed on the condition of anonymity.The two militants were gunned down in the encounter, however, some people gathered at the spot and pelted stones and the security forces used tear smoke shells, pellets and fired a few rounds to disperse them. According to a police official one civilian died in the cross-firing.Early today, the security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Hakripora area of Pulwama late last night following information that Dujana and his local associate, Arif Nabi Dar, were present, an Army official said.An encounter broke out after the holed-up militants refused to surrender, he said.During the firefight, both militants were killed, the official said. Their bodies were recovered and the operation called off, he added.Pakistani national Dujana was wanted for many attacks on security forces and political workers in south Kashmir. He was variously described as a category ‘A’ or ‘A++’ militant by Army and police officials. Dujana carried a reward of Rs 10 lakh on his head, they said.ccording to a police spokesman, the slain militants were involved in grenade attacks on security forces at Kakapora.They were also involved in the killing of sarpanch Fayaz Ahmad Bhat earlier this year, he said.Dujana was a very close associate of Abdul Rehman alias Abu Qasim, the spokesman said adding that both were involved in an attack on a BSF convoy in Udhampur last year.”Dujana was instrumental in recruiting local youth in LeT. He was involved in recruiting Reyaz Ahmad Dar alias Khalid, Dar and Ayoub Lone alias Hebtulla,” he added.He was also involved in the killing of two CRPF personnel at Sangam in Anantnag district and in an attack on a police party at Gallander in Pampore area in which two constables were killed, the spokesman claimed.The other slain militant, Dar, also known as Arif Lilhaari, was involved in robbing J&K bank branches at Arihal, Ratnipora, Nehama and the Ellaquai Dehati Bank’s Wahibugh branch, the police said.As the security forces were engaged in the counter- militancy operation, over 100 protesters resorted to stone pelting on them, a police official said.The security forces used tear smoke shells, pellets and fired a few rounds to disperse them, which resulted in the death of one civilian and injuries to a dozen others, he said.”One person with fire-arm injuries was brought dead at the Pulwama district hospital,” the police official said.The deceased was identified as Firdous Ahmad, a resident of Begumbagh in Kakapora area.According to the police spokesman, he was hit during cross firing between the militants and the security forces.Meanwhile, mobile internet services were snapped across Kashmir as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order.The speed of broadband internet services in the valley also significantly reduced following the killing of the two militants, locals said.The authorities shutdown schools, colleges and universities soon after the killing of two militants as a precautionary measure, officials said.Later speaking to reporters, IGP, Kashmir, Munir Khan said the security forces tried hard to make the militants surrender.”Announcements were made from mosques and we tried to utilise the services of the house owner and the persons who came out of the house to impress upon them to surrender. But, because of Dujana’s presence, the other fellow could also not surrender,” Khan said.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> The security forces in Jammu and Kashmir have struck off the name of Abu Dujana from their hit-list after he was killed in an encounter on Tuesday morning. The security forces achieved major success when they killed Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief commander Abu Dujana of Pakistan along with his accomplice Arif in an encounter at Hakripora village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district.Dujana’s name has been struck off from the hit list of the security forces that now includes names of Zakir Rashid Bhatt, alias Musa; Reyaz AH Naikoo alias Zubair; Zeenat-UL-Islam, alias Alkarna; Wasim AH, alias Osama; Abu Hamas; and Showkat AH Tak, alias Huzaifa.Zakir Rashid Bhatt, alias Musa is Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) Divisional Commander in South Kashmir. A resident of Noorpura, Awantipore; he was recruited in July 2013. He is listed under the category A” and associated with tanzeem Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind as Chief Commander.
ALSO READ First person account: How a tourist survived the Burhan Wani protests and what it tells us about KashmirReyaz AH Naikoo alias Zubair is Divisional Commander of HM. A resident of Tokun, Awantipore, he was recruited in December 2012. He is under the category A++.
ALSO READ Who was LeT commander Abu Dujana and how he was trapped and killed by security forces?Zeenat-UL-Islam, alias Alkarna is associated with Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). A resident of Sugan Zanipura, Shopian, he was recruited on November 17, 2015.Wasim AH, alias Osama is LeT Commander, Shopian. A resident of Hef Shirmal, Shopian, he was recruited on March 28, 2014. He is part of the Burhan Wani Group. He is listed under Category A++.
ALSO READ Kiren Rijiju and Farooq Abdullah hail security forces for killing LeT commander Abu Dujana Abu Hamas is Divisional Commander of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JEM). The Pakistani-based JEM Commander has been active since 2016. He is listed under the category A++.Showkat AH Tak, alias Huzaifa is the LeT’s Pulwama District Commander. A resident of Panzgam, Awantipore, he was recruited on October 17, 2011. Category: A++.However, the security forces say that there are around over 100 terrorists active in South Kashmir.Major Gen BS Raju, GOC (Group Officer Commanding) Victor Force on Tuesday told ANI that ‘there are around 115 active terrorists in south Kashmir; out of which 10-12 are foreign terrorists & rest are local terrorists’.He also said that the security forces have been appealing to young Kashmiri boy and village elders to prevent young boys from joining militancy. How Abu Dujana was killed Top Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant Abu Dujana, a Pakistani national wanted in connection with several terror attacks, and his aide were gunned down today by the security forces in an encounter in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir.Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Hakripora area of Pulwama late last night following information that Dujana and his local associate, Arif Nabi Dar alias Rehan, were present, an Army official said.An encounter broke out between the holed-up militants and the security forces early today.During the firefight, both militants were killed, the official said. Their bodies were recovered and the operation called off, he added.Pakistani national Dujana was wanted for many attacks on security forces and political workers in south Kashmir.He was a category ‘A’ militant and carried a reward of Rs 10 lakh on his head, a police official said.According to a police spokesman, the slain militants were involved in grenade attacks on security forces at Kakapora.They were also involved in the killing of sarpanch Fayaz Ahmad Bhat earlier this year, he said.Dujana was a very close associate of Abdul Rehman alias Abu Qasim, the spokesman said adding that both were involved in an attack on a BSF convoy in Udhampur last year.”Dujana was instrumental in recruiting local youth in LeT. He was involved in recruiting Reyaz Ahmad Dar alias Khalid, Arif Nabi Dar alias Rehan and Ayoub Lone alias Hebtulla,” he added.He was also involved in the killing of two CRPF personnel at Sangam in Anantnag district and in an attack on a police party at Gallander in Pampore area in which two constables were killed, the spokesman claimed.The other slain militant, Dar, also known as Arif Lilhaari, was involved in robbing J&K bank branches at Arihal, Ratnipora, Nehama and the Ellaquai Dehati Bank’s Wahibugh branch, the police said.As the security forces were engaged in the counter- militancy operation, over 100 protesters resorted to stone pelting on them, a police official said.The security forces used tear smoke shells, pellets and fired a few rounds to disperse them, which resulted in the death of one civilian and injuries to a dozen others, he said.”One person with fire-arm injuries was brought dead at the Pulwama district hospital,” the police official said.The deceased was identified as Firdous Ahmad, a resident of Begumbagh in Kakapora area.According to the police spokesman, he was hit during cross firing between the militants and the security forces.Meanwhile, mobile internet services were snapped across Kashmir as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order.The speed of broadband internet services in the valley also significantly reduced following the killing of the two militants, locals said.The authorities shutdown schools, colleges and universities soon after the killing of two militants as a precautionary measure, officials said. With inputs from PTI and ANI
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Top Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) commander Abu Dujana, a Pakistani national wanted in connection with many attacks on security forces, and his aide were on Tuesday killed in an encounter in Pulwama district of Kashmir.Abu Dujana was wanted in many militancy-related attacks on security forces and political workers in south Kashmir. He was category ‘A’ militant and carried a reward of Rs 10 lakh on his head.Meanwhile, mobile Internet has been suspended across the Valley to prevent miscreants from indulging in unnecessary propaganda.Here’s how Twitter reacted
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Mobile Internet services were on Tuesday suspended across Kashmir as a precautionary measure in the wake of clashes after the killing of top Lashkar-e-Toiba commander Abu Dujana in an encounter with security forces.A police official said that mobile Internet has been suspended across the Valley to prevent miscreants from indulging in unnecessary propaganda.He said the facility has been suspended across all service providers and platforms like 2G, 3G and 4G.Although broadband Internet services on landlines were functional, the speed has been choked to prevent uploading of videos and large images.The official said the suspension of mobile Internet services was a precautionary measure in view of protests following killing of two LeT militants, including Dujana, in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district this morning.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> In a major breakthrough, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief commander Abu Dujana of Pakistan along with his accomplice were killed in an encounter with security forces at Hakripora village in Jammu and Kashmir?s Pulwawa district on Tuesday. Confirming the news, the Jammu and Kashmir Police Twitter handle said, ?LET chief commander Abu Dujana of Pakistan alongwith his accomplice killed in Hakripora Pulwama. Huge achievement for police & SF.? Meanwhile, following the encounter between security forces and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists, heavy stone pelting by locals on security forces has started. According to sources, stone pelting started after various news channels reported that Dujana had been eliminated in the encounter. When asked about Dujana?s elimination, Director General of Police (DGP) of Jammu and Kashmir, S. P. Vaid, told ANI earlier that “we are yet to recover the dead bodies, will tell you their identities after that”. On July 19, Dujana and two of his associates gave the slip to security forces in Pulwama district. According to media reports, the trio exchanged fire with the armed forces and managed to flee from the spot. Dujana was one of the most wanted terrorists and carried over Rs. 15 lakh bounty on his head. Earlier in July, Indian Army released a list of 12 most-wanted terrorists operating in the Kashmir Valley and Dujana was in that list. The Indian Army has managed to kill more than 95 terrorists in the Valley in 2017, including some top level commanders, but Dujana is one militant that has managed to flee on multiple occasions.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> At least two persons were injured on Tuesday in clashes between violent protestors and security forces near the encounter site in Pulwama district of Kashmir where a group of militants are holed up.Over 100 “miscreants” started pelting stones at security forces involved in the anti-militancy operation in Hakripora area of Pulwama, a police official said. ALSO READ J&K: Top LeT commander Abu Dujana believed to be killed in encounter in PulwamaHe said the security forces used tear smoke shells, pellets and fired few live rounds to disperse the stone- pelting protestors.Two persons were injured in the security forces action even as the clashes were going on till last reports came in, he said.Jehangir Ahmad Dar was hit by a bullet in the back while Mudasir Ahmad was hit by pellets in the chest, the official said adding both have been admitted to different hospitals.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Top Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Abu Dujana has reportedly been killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama. According to reports, Dujana and another militant was killed during an exchange of fire between a group of militants and security forces.”We are yet to recover the dead bodies, will tell you their identities after that,” said Jammu & Kashmir DGP SP Vaid.Acting on specific intelligence input about the presence of militants in Hakripora village of Pulwama, security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area.The militants opened fired during the operation, prompting retaliation from the forces which triggered a gunbattle.Reports said that though the firing has stopped, heavy stone pelting has begun.(More details are awaited)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Of the top 12 terrorists leading the charge in Kashmir, 10 are local recruits, says a latest dossier prepared by the Army. Most of these 12 terrorists have been recruited in the last 3-4 years and are divisional or district-level commanders representing terror groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba, Hizbul Mujahideen and Jaish-e-Mohammed.Sources said the list of these terrorists has been made in view of their recent activities and aggressive recruitment from local areas.All of them are on radar of security forces and have been giving a slip to them. “They are the leaders. Targeting them will leave a vacuum in the local leadership leading to infighting within,” said a source.The decision to go after the local leadership was taken after the recent increase in local recruitment by terror outfits.After the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani last year, there was prolonged unrest in J&K. The violence triggered mass recruitment at the local level, mostly from South Kashmir. The number of local terrorists in Kashmir is around 120 as of now.The two Pakistanis on the list of 12 are LeT commander Abu Dujana and JeM commander Abu Hamas. Dujana has managed to give a slip to security forces at least five times in the last few months.The locals in the list are — Riyaz Naikoo alais Zubair, Zakir Rashid Bhat, Showkat Ahmed Tak, Saddam Paddar, Zeenat Ul Isalam, Wasim Ahmed alias Osama, Junaid Ahmed Matoo alias Kandroo, Mohammed Yasim alias Mansoor, Bashir Ahmed Wani and Altaf Ahmed Dar alias Kachroo.The rise in local recruitment in the last few months has become the biggest challenge for security forces. More local terrorists are an indicator of increasing support, sources said.The increase in local recruitment has also been the result of a new strategy by Pakistani terror groups who are using their commanders Abu Dujana and Abu Hamas to focus on radicalisation of youth preparing the next generation of terrorists in Kashmir. Sources claim women and young girls are also being indoctrinated by these terror commanders to join the stone pelting mobs.Anti-terror operations have been hampered several times by stone pelting mobs, and in the past one year 25 terrorists gave forces the slip during such incidents.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>For the second time in a week, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) Chief Operations Commander Abu Dujana and his two associates broke the security forces cordon and escaped to safety in Hakripora village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.Abu Dujana, who is a most wanted terrorist carrying over Rs 15 lakh bounty on his head, fled Hakripora village soon after security forces cordoned of the area on Tuesday evening.Sources said Dujana along with his aide Arif Lelhar and other associates were hiding in Hakripora village when security forces received a tip-off about their presence.However, when security forces were closing in on the target, the people of the village came on streets and started pelting stones. In the melee, Dujana and his associates fired some rounds and managed to give forces a slip, sources said.”We can’t say whether Dujana was there or not. Reportedly, there was LeT group but we do not know who was there. We had information about three to four militants in the area. Operations are a continuing process. We tried to save civilians and terrorists take advantage of that,” said Mohommad Aslam, Senior Superintendent of Police, Pulwama.Operating in the valley since last five years, Dujana replaced LeT operational Commander and Udhampur attack mastermind Abu Qasim after he was killed by security forces in October 2015.Believed to be originally hailing from Gilgit-Baltistan, Dujana has been mastermind of most of the attacks on security forces in south Kashmir.Operating mostly in Pulwama district, Abu Dujana is also the mastermind of Pampore terror attack that killed eight CRPF men last year. Last year, Dujana had made several public appearances during protest rallies in south Kashmir. He had also made appearances during the last rites of Hizbul Commander Burhan Wani at Tral.This is the second time in a week that Dujana broke the cordon and escaped to safety. On May 19, Dujana had escaped from the same village, prompting security forces to call off the operation.”There is huge support for the terrorists in certain pockets, the reason why they manage to escape. Security forces are unable to break this nexus so far,” said an officer.Official figures reveal that there are more than 200 terrorists operating in the valley, of which 110 are locals and rest are from outside, mostly from Pakistan. Ninety five ultras are new recruits who joined the terrorist ranks last year. More than 100 terrorists are active in the South Kashmir region alone.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The overnight counter-insurgency operation in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district was called off today as the militants managed to escape from the security forces’ cordon. The operation was launched yesterday on the basis of a tip-off about the presence of militants, including Lashkar-e- Taiba’s Kashmir chief Abu Dujana, in Hakripora area, a police official said. The militants opened fire during the operation, prompting retaliation from the forces which triggered a gunfight. However, a mob threw stones at the security personnel to disrupt the operation, which allowed the militants to flee, he said. “Searches were concluded this morning. There was no fresh firing as the militants seemed to have escaped from the cordon last night,” the official said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)