Srinagar, September 14: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday suspended 4G mobile internet services after top Lashkar-e-Toiba commander Abu Ismail was gunned down in Nowgam. Abu Ismail was the prime accused in Amarnath Terror Attack. The move came after protests and stone pelting incidents were speculated in the valley.
After the encounter, Inspector General of Police Muneer Khan said the encounter was completed within half an hour. He was one of the prime targets. Khan was quoted by ANI as saying, “In a very brief encounter both the terrorists were killed. 2 AK-47 rifles were recovered. I take this opportunity to congratulate team. This operation is a result of people’s prayers.”
In a press briefing, Khan said, “Militant leadership has to be eliminated because they also misguide our children and lure them into this [Militancy].” Another army officer said they are expecting in the leadership of LeT. Jammu and Kashmir Police with other security forces succeeded in neutralising several dreaded terrorists in recent months. Apart from Abu Ismail, Shabzar Bhar, Abu Jundal and other terrorists were encountered too.
Amarnath Terror attack left 7 Pilgrims dead and many injured. Among the dead, 5 were women. Reacting to the attack, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said the attack is a blot on the Kashmiris and Muslims.
Authorities had said the bus was attacked by the terrorists was moving after the security deployment was withdrawn at 7.30 p.m. and the attack had taken place at 8.20 p.m on July 10. It was also said that the bus and its pilgrims were not registered with the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) that manages the affairs of the annual Yatra.
The militant activities took a spike after Hizbul Mujahidin commander Burhan Wani was killed in July last year. The valley also witnessed a surge in stone pelting incidents.