LeT head’s killing a huge blow to terrorism

With 120 terrorists killed in July and the onslaught on terror funds coming to the Hurriyat leaders by the NIA, Dujana’s death is sure to give a major dent to terrorism in the Valley

GN Bureau | August 1, 2017


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(Photo: Facebook/Abu Dujana)
(Photo: Facebook/Abu Dujana)

The killing of Abu Dujana, head of Lashkar-e-Toiba in Kashmir, is the culmination of years of efforts of the army and police to trap this hardcore Pakistani terrorist around whom folk tales were circulated by the propaganda machinery of separatists.

Dujana, whose original name is Hafiz, hailed from the northern areas of Pakistan and had been on the radar of the army and the police forces for years. He had been involved in most of the terrorist attacks on security forces in the volatile south Kashmir in recent years. The last time he had been spotted fleeing the scene of an attack was near Pampore on the National highway when terrorists fired at a bus of CRPF and killed eight troopers and injured 22.
 
He had managed to escape on many occasions when the forces had reached close to his hideouts, mostly in south Kashmir. Last night he was reportedly trapped on the basis of precise intelligence while he was on his way to meet his Kashmiri wife. He was tracked to a house in village Hakripora in Pulawama district. The operation carried out by the army and police ended in the early hours.
 
Another terrorist Aarif, a local, was also killed in the operation.
 
BJP leader Ram Madhav tweeted that the forces had done a brilliant job of evacuating women and children before launching the final assault on Dujana’s hide-out:
 
 
His killing has given a big boost to the counter-insurgency forces in Kashmir as in July alone they have eliminated 120 terrorists. Combined with the crackdown on the terror funds coming for the separatists, mainly the  Hurriyat Conference leaders and other over ground workers by the National Investigation agency (NIA), this operation is sure to prove a major setback to the terrorism in Kashmir.
 

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