Lashkar Terrorist Ayub Lelhari Killed In Encounter In Jammu And Kashmir's Pulwama

LeT commander Ayub Lelhari

LeT commander Ayub Lelhari

A top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander was killed in an ambush in south Kashmir's Pulwama on Wednesday. Giving details about the gunfight, security forces said the operation was carried out jointly by the Rashtriya Rifles, state police and CRPF in Bandepora after receiving information about the movement of the LeT district commander in the area. Sources said that Lelhari was recently injured in an encounter with police in which one Lashkar terrorist from Pakistan was killed in Pampore.

"The killing of Lelhari is yet another success in the fight against militancy", he said.

The terrorists initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars in the region.

Jammu and Kashmir DGP described Lelhari's killing as a great success for the forces.

Earlier on August 5, three militants of the Lashkar module were killed at the Jamia Mohalla Amargarh in Sopore.

"He [Lelhari] was one of the most wanted terrorists". According to police Abu Ismail is the mastermind of July 10 terror attack on a bus carrying Amarnath pilgrims in Anantnag.

The deceased was identified as Constable Reyaz Ahmad. He was involved in grenade attacks on Army camp and Police Post at Kakapora.

He was undergoing a treatment at a Srinagar hospital, where he succumbed today.

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

"In this hour of grief, the Army stands in solidarity with the bereaved family of the deceased and remains committed to their dignity and well being", Kalia said.

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