Amarnath yatra attack: Kashmir police chief says LeT’s Abu Ismail was mastermind, attack was to seek revenge of Bashir Lashkari

Srinagar

Jammu & Kashmir Police’s Kashmir chief Muneer Ahmad Khan Sunday addressed a press conference on the investigation into the militant attack on the Amarnath pilgrims in July.

File image of IGP Kashmir addressing media (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)

He confirmed to  media that Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) was involved in the attack and accused have been identified.

He said that the mastermind of the attack was Pakistani national and LeT militant Abu Ismail.

Speaking to media, IGP said “happy to tell you that 3 accused persons have been arrested & they have completely revealed everything.”

Khan confirmed that Ismail, a Pakistani militant of Lashkar along with two other Pakistani militants and a local Kashmiri Lashkar militant carried out attack

The earlier investigation confirmed that the attack was carried out by LeT to seek revenge for the encounter of Bashir Lashkari, the commander of the LeTin the Valley.

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