LeT commander Ayub Lelhari killed in Pulwama

Time & Us
Last Updated: August 17, 2017 at 11:20 am

Srinagar: Lashkar-e-Toiba commander Ayub Lone alias Ayub Lelhari was killed in a brief gunfight at Badderpora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday.
A police official while describing slain militant as “dreaded” said that acting on specific information regarding the movement of Ayub who was LeT’s Pulwama district commander, the police along with 55 RR, 182 and 183 battalions of CRPF laid joint check posts and ambush were places at Banderpora, Drubgam and Chandgam areas.
“A vehicle in which the LeT commander was travelling was intercepted at Banderpora area of Koil village in the jurisdiction of Police Station Pulwama,” he said, adding that the militant tried to flee and fired upon the joint party which was retaliated in which the he was killed.
The official said that two policemen also sustained injuries during the gunfight and one among them has been shifted to Army’s 92 Base Hospital Badamibagh for further treatment. “The condition of both policemen is stable. One AK 47 rifle, 03 magazines and 54 rounds were seized from the slain. Driver of the said vehicle was arrested,” he said.
The police said that Ayoub Lelhari had joined LeT outfit in 2015 and became very important operative of LeT. “He was involved in number of terror offences including killing of civilians in Pulwama besides attack on security forces. He was involved in grenade attacks on Army camp and Police Post at Kakapora. He was also involved in killing of Sarpanch Fayaz Ahmad Kandizal. His killing is a major success and it has weakened the terror network in Pulwama,” the police added.(GNS)
Meanwhile, mobile Internet services were suspended in Pulwama district after the killing of Lashkar commander.
An official said that mobile Internet services were snapped to prevent “rumour-mongering” and law and order issues. Pertinently, the services were restored today morning after five days.