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 )
Top Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Abu Dujana has been killed in a gunbattle with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama.
LeT chief commander Abu Dujana of Pakistan along with his accomplice killed in Hakripora Pulwama: J&K Police pic.twitter.com/UfDmZ5BY9F— ANI (@ANI_news) August 1, 2017
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.
J&K: Encounter between Security forces and terrorists begins in Pulwama. 2-3 terrorists trapped ( Visuals deferred by unspecified time ) pic.twitter.com/ILZIMOMbhH— ANI (@ANI_news) August 1, 2017
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)