Lashkar Chief Abu Ismail among two militants killed in nowgam gunfight

Lashkar Chief Abu Ismail among two militants killed in nowgam gunfight

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Lashkar-e-Toiba chief Abu Ismail was killed along with an associate in a brief gunfight with government forces in Aarigam area of Nowgam on the outskirts of Srinagar on Thursday, police said.
An official said that the gunfight ensued after government forces cordoned off the area following inputs about the presence of militants.
“LeT militant Abu Ismail of Pakistan along with his accomplice killed in Nowgam. A Huge achievement for police and SF (security forces),” Jammu and Kashmir police said, adding that he was the architect of the attack on Amarnath Yatra in which seven pilgrims, including six women, were killed and 19 were injured.
He said both the bodies were recovered.
The identity of second militants is being ascertained, said the official.