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Security personnel near the encounter site in Kashmir’s Nowgam on Thursday

Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist, who plotted the attack on Amarnath Yatra pilgrims in July earlier this year, has been killed in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Naugam.

Sources in police said that Ismail was walking along with Abu Qasim (alias Chota Qasim) when he suddenly came under the cordon of the security forces.

Several militant groups have sprung up, and Indian security forces have tried to wipe them out.

DGP Kashmir SP Vaid said the J&K Police was after Ismail since Amarnath attack took place.

IGP said now a foreign militant and a local militant of LeT are wanted in Amarnath yatra attack case.

"Two AK 47s were recovered", Jammu and Kashmir police said.

"The special thing about this operation is that it was based on wishes of people".

Khan refused to divulge further information about the encounter, however, he expressed relief, stating that "a chapter of terrorists has been closed".

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The IG Kashmir said that the main focus of the forces will be to kill the militant leadership in Kashmir.

He said Abu Ismail was 'A ' category militant and active from a very long time. Meanwhile, the mobile internet services have been blocked in Srinagar, as per ANI.

The security forces in J & K have received great success today.

In a press briefing, Khan said, "Militant leadership has to be eliminated because they also misguide our children and lure them into this [Militancy]".

"Abu Ismail was killed in a brief gunfight at Nowgam along with his aide". He took over after the killing of Abu Dujana.

He said that no collateral damage was done during the encounter.

"The excellent coordination on ground between the security agencies has resulted in positive results and led to killing of top militants", he said.

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