Lashkar-e- Taiba’s (LeT) head Abu Dujana was killed in an encounter with Indian Security Forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday.
Dujana (26 year), a resident of Pakistan controlled Kashmir, was reportedly killed with Arif Ahmad, a resident of Lelhar village in Pulwama district, according to NDTV reports.
Acting on specific intelligence inputs about the presence of militants in Pulwama’s Hakripora village, security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area, a police official told PTI.
The militants opened fired during the operation, prompting retaliation from the forces which triggered a gun battle, official added.
He was active in Kashmir since 2010. On an average, after picking up a gun, a militant survives for not more than two years in valley.
People in large numbers assembled near the encounter site and were pelting stones at security forces.
Fierce clashes between residents and forces broke out soon after, said reports.
These forces and the Jammu and Kashmir Police have killed more than 102 terrorists until July this year, making it the highest number of killings in 2017.