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LeT commander Ayub Lelhari killed in encounter in Kashmir's Pulwama

LeT commander Ayub Lelhari killed in encounter in Kashmir's Pulwama

In a major success, security forces on Wednesday killed another most wanted commander of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) Ayub Lelhari in an encounter at Pulwama in the South Kashmir.

"Ayub Lelhari, district commander LeT, was killed in the" Ayub Lelhari, district commander LeT, was killed in theencounter with security forces in Pulwama.

The gun battle between security forces and terrorists at Kakpora's Banderpora in Pulwama began in the evening. "He opened fire on seeing the security personnel who closed in on the auto, but was killed in retaliatory firing".

Police said Lelhari's death was yet another success in fight against militancy.

Sources said the vehicle carrying Lelhari was ambushed at Pulwama's Banderpora area.

A police spokesman said two police men also sustained injuries during the gunfight.

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Local residents said the vehicle was intercepted and it led to a very brief encounter.

State Police chief Shesh Paul Vaid confirmed the killing. He claimed that one AK 47 rifle, 03 magazines and 54 rounds were seized from the killed militant.

Lelhari's killing is a big setback for LeT in Kashmir. The operation began after security forces received information of the presence of militants in the area.

Meanwhile, CRPF jawan Reyaz Ahmad, who was injured in a grenade attack by militants in Budgam district on Monday, succumbed in a Srinagar hospital on Wednesday.

Dujana, a Pakistani national, had figured at number one in the list of 12 "most wanted terrorists" released by the Army in June this year.


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