Top LeT terrorist Ayub Lelhari killed in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir

Marsha Scott
August 17, 2017

Anti-counter insurgency wing of Jammu and Kashmir Police, the special operation group (SOG) and the Army today killed district commander of the LeT, Mohammad Ayoub Lone alias Habtullah alias Ayoub Lelhari in a brief gunfight, a police spokesman said here.

Earlier on August 5, three militants of the Lashkar module were killed at the Jamia Mohalla Amargarh in Sopore. "He (Ayub) was one of the most wanted terrorists and his killing is a great success for the forces", Superintdent Police (SP) Pulwama, Aslam Chowdhary told DH.

Police said Lelhari's death was yet another success in fight against militancy. According to our sources, we got to know that the terrorists are travelling in a local mode of transport with commuters.

On July 1, the security forces killed LeT Commander Bashir Lashkari in a gunfight in Anantnag district, along with another militant.

Dujana was the mastermind behind the Pampore and Udhampur attacks.

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He was category "A" militant and carried a reward of Rs 10 lakh on his head, a police official said. Police said he was category A militant involved in several attacks on security forces.

He said Constable Reyaz Ahmad died at SKIMS hospital in Soura this afternoon.

He said acting on specific information about movement of the LeT commander, the police along with the Army's 55 RR and CRPF laid ambush.

Talking to media persons on the sidelines of a function here, held for widows of paramilitary personnel killed on duty, the DG said, police and paramilitary CRPF personnel are being trained in standard operating procedures (SOPs) to help them deal with stone pelting incidents in Kashmir.

The deceased was 43 -years old and had joined army in 1994.

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