Lashkar's Lelhari killed: 132 down, 68 to go
The killing of Ayub Lelhari, a Lashkar-e-Tayiba operative in Kashmir was a major breakthrough for the security forces. His killing marks yet another successful operation by the Indian Army which has now gunned down 132 terrorists in the Valley. As per data available there are now, 68 terrorists remaining in the Valley and the Army says that the rest will be cleaned up before the winter sets in.
Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Ashish Jhingan said "The security forces knew about the terrorist whereabouts and movement, as we were tracking them from the time. According to our sources, we got to know that the terrorists are travelling in a local mode of transport with commuters. The Jammu and Kashmir Police along with Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) made a team and formed a joint operation at all security check points to combat them as soon as possible".
The officer further stated that Lelhari was involved in civilian killings and many bank robberies, and they have also recovered an AK47 rifle, magazine, ammunition from him.
Ayub Lelhari was killed in an encounter on with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama.