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Akshardham mastermind killed: BSF

Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar | September 16, 2003 21:23 IST
Last Updated: September 16, 2003 23:35 IST

Top Lashkar-e-Tayiba militant, Abu Umar, the brain behind last September's Akshardham temple attack and the massacre of 24 Pandits at Nadimarg in March this year, was killed in an encounter in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, a Border Security Force spokesman said.

Two associates of Umar were also killed in the BSF-Rashtriya Rifles joint operation.

Umar was a self-styled divisional commander of LeT.

A BSF jawan lost his life and four were injured in the encounter which lasted several hours.

The exchange of fire took place after the security personnel launched a combing operation in the area on a tip off about
the presence of militants.

With additional inputs from PTI

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Sub: Militants

It is very good to read newspaper and watch TV News that Militants are killed in encounter.Most of the Militants are from Pakistan and therefore, ...

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Sub: Great News !

Dear Readers, Along with Gazi's killing this is another good news. Abu was responsible for massacre of 24 Pandits. Great that BSF nailed him down. ...

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to begin with you do not say in a report that a BSF jawan lost his life , you say a jawan was shaeed or ...

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Congratulations and All the best ARMY. JAI HIND

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WELL DONE BSF, WELL DONE. Yet another good job by BSF people.My hearty congrats. May god bless the soul of the Jawan and his family ...

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