Abu Dujana was killed in Jammu and Kashmir gunfight with the security forces in Pulwama district today police said he was Top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander . A local militant identified as Arif Lalihaari was also killed in the gunfight that took place in Hakripora village. State police chief S.P.Vaid said he would provide further details on the two militants only after the bodies are recovered from the encounter site.
Acting on specific information about the presence of Dujana and Lalihaari, the forces surrounded the village at about 3 a.m. upon which they were fired at, according to security officials. “The operation is ongoing,” the officials said, adding: “The process of recovering the bodies have started.” Two houses in the village were destroyed in the gunfight, but no civilian casualties were reported.
Dujana was wanted in over three dozen attacks on security forces and civilians and carried a reward of Rs 15 lakh. He was the most wanted militant commander in the state. Once Dujana’s body is recovered and identified, it would be the biggest success for the security forces in their anti-militancy operations, the officials added. The terrorists were hideout in a hideout in Pulwama in which other Lashkar-e-Taiba militants hiding and torched by the security forces. In the Pulwama district firing the LeT chief Abu Dujana body covered. It was believed that Dujana was hiding on the first floor of the residential complex. Abu Dujana reportedly married to a woman from Pulwama and used to visit her that led the army to trap him on Tuesday.