Lashkar-e-Taiba Commander Behind Amarnath Attack Killed In Encounter

Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Abu Ismail and another terrorist have been killed in an encounter with the security forces in the outskirts of Srinagar. (Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Abu Ismail and another terrorist have been killed in an encounter with the security forces at Aarigam, Nowgam in the outskirts of Srinagar.

Ismail was involved in the Amarnath attack earlier this year.

Talking to the media in Srinagar, Central Reserve Police Force Director General Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar said, "This is a huge achievement. The terrorist was responsible for the attack on Amarnath Yatra."

As many as seven people were killed and fifteen others injured after a group of terrorists opened fire on a bus carrying 17 pilgrims from Baltal to Mir Bazar on 10 July.

The authorities have blocked 4G mobile internet services in the city following the killing of the LeT commander. (ANI)