SRINAGAR: Abu Dujana, a top Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) commander operating in Kashmir since 2014 has been killed today in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district. He was known for giving slip to security agencies.
Abu Dujana was hiding in a house in Hakripora village with his associate Arif Lilhaari when security forces surrounded the area around 4.30 am. The forces had acted on intelligence inputs about the presence of terrorists in the village and had circled the village late last night.
Dujana, alias Hafiz, was the LeT’s so-called ‘divisional commander’, and reportedly hailed from northern Pakistan. His name was on a hit list compiled by security forces of terrorists belonging to the LeT, Jaish-e-Mohammad and Hizbul Mujahideen.
Dujana came close to being caught by security forces in May in the same village that Tuesday’s encounter occurred in. A stone-pelting mob however gave him cover to escape. That was the fifth close escape he had.
Security forces are said to be going after terrorists as part of operation “hunt down” and on the basis of this “hit list” of terrorists, a senior official told PTI last month. These forces and the Jammu and Kashmir Police have killed 102 terrorists until July this year, making it the highest number of killings in the January-July period in seven years, a police official said last month.
with some inputs from : U4U voice