It was a plan executed in quick time, the Jammu and Kashmir police said in its chargesheet filed in connection with the Amarnath yatra attack. The plan was executed by both the Pakistani and local terrorists of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba.
On Tuesday, a cycle was complete and three terrorists of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba who were part of the Amarnath yatra attack were killed. It all began with the killing of the master plotter of the attack Abu Ismail who broke an unwritten code not to attack the Valley.
The group that carried out the Amarnath Yatra attack has been wiped out. First it was Abu Ismail, the man who was the mastermind of the attack, as he was gunned down in an encounter a couple of months back. The latest to bite the Army’s bullets are Abu Mavia, Fukran and the Yawar group. On September 14, Ismail was gunned down by the security forces.
Following the horrific Amarnath yatra attack, security forces have been on the trail of Abu Ismail, the Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorist. Ismail the mastermind of the attack was killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.
Spotted, cornered, trapped and killed in 3 minutes. This is how one could summarise the operation that led to the killing of Abu Ismail, the mastermind of the Amarnath yatra attack. Ismail and his associate Chhota alias Abu Qasim from the Lashkar-e-Tayiba were killed on Thursday in a brief and meticulous encounter.