New Delhi: This has been the most successful year for counter-insurgency in Kashmir in last several years. Around 110 militants have been killed in Kashmir in the last seven months alone. And they include Lashkar commander Bashir Ahmad Wani, Hizb commander Sabzar Bhat and now Lashkar commander Abu Dujana.
Late in May, the Army had released a list of 12 most wanted men in Kashmir. Big names such as Pulwama ‘district commander’ Showkat Tak alias Huzaifa, Shopian ‘commander’ Wasim Ahmed alias Osama and Zeenat-ul-Islam alias Alkama (LET), and Dujana’s associate Abu Hamas, were on that list.
News18 visits the same list, of which three have now been killed, to show the progress security forces have made since the last three months.
The top commander of Pakistan-based terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba Junaid Mattoo was killed in a gunbattle that took place in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag on June 16
Killed in an encounter by 182 and 183 battalions of CRPF, 55 RR of the Army and a unit of police's SOG, in Pulwama’s Hakripora village on Tuesday. Had been named as Lashkar Chief after Abu Qasim’s death in 2015.
Bashir Ahmad Wani (alias Lashkar)
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander Bashir Lashkari was killed after security forces blasted the house they were holed up in south Kashmir’s Dialgam area in Anantnag district on July 1.