Srinagar: Lashkar-e-Toiba’s (LeT) Kashmir head Abu Dujana has been killed in a gunfight with government forces which raged Tuesday morning in Hakripora village of Pulwama district, reports said.
Another local militant identified was also killed in the gunfight. Dujana and his aide were trapped in a residential house which was razed to ground by forces very early in the gunfight, local sources said.
“LET Chief Commander Abu Dujana of Pakistan alongwith his accomplice killed in Hakripora Pulwama. Huge achievement for police & SF,” Police said.
Earlier acting on specific intelligence inputs about the presence of militants in the Pulwama village, forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area, police said.
The militants opened fired during the operation, prompting retaliation from the forces which triggered a gun battle, he said.
Dujana, alias Hafiz, was the LeT’s divisional commander.
Dujana came close to being caught by forces in May in the same village. Stone-pelting protesters however gave him cover to escape. That was the fifth close escape he had, sources said.