Abu Dujana killed in Pulwama gunfight: Police

Srinagar

Jammu and Kashmir police on Tuesday confirmed the killing of popular Lashkar commander Abu Dujana in a gunfight in Hakdipora village of Pulwama district.

Earlier, there were rumours of Dujana being trapped at the encounter site.

However, no police officer had confirmed his presence or killing. Dujana carried a bouty of Rs 15 lac on his head.

State police chief SP Vaid said he would provide further details on the two militants only after the bodies are recovered from the encounter site.

Acting on specific information about the presence of Dujana and Lelhari, the forces surrounded the village around 4 am upon which they were fired at, according to security officials.

“The operation is ongoing,” the officials said, adding: “The process of recovering the bodies have started.”

Two houses in the village were blasted by the forces during the gunfight.

Dujana was wanted in over three dozen attacks on government forces and carried a reward of Rs 15 lakh.

He was the most wanted militant commander in the state.

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