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Kashmir: Top LeT commander Abu Dujana killed in encounter

Dujana, reportedly from northern Pakistan, was thought of as a 'Category A' terrorist and carried a Rs 10 lakh reward on his head. Photograph: (Zee News Network)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Aug 01, 2017, 03.38 AM (IST)

Top Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Abu Dujana has been killed in a gunbattle with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama. 

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The gunbattle broke out, officials said, after a cordon-and-search operation was launched in Hakripora village.

The security forces had got news that Dujana and a local accomplice Arif Lilhaari were in the area.

Both Dujana and Lilhaari were killed in the gunbattle. 

The news agency PTI reported that as the gunbattle broke out, more than a 100 protesters began pelting stones at the security forces. 

PTI reported an official as saying the security forces used tear gas, pellet guns, and a few live rounds to disperse the protesters. 

The official said two persons were injured. 

Jehangir Ahmad Dar was hit in the back by a bullet and Mudasir Ahmad was hit in the chest by pellets.

The official said both had been admitted to different hospitals. 

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ANI reported that all schools and colleges have been closed in Kashmir as a precautionary measure.

And that mobile internet services have been blocked. 

Dujana, reportedly from northern Pakistan, was wanted for a number of attacks on security forces and political workers. 

He was thought of as a "Category A" terrorist, and carried a Rs 10 lakh reward on his head. 

 

LET chief commander Abu Dujana of Pakistan along with his accomplice killed in Hakripora Pulwama (WION)

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