One of the most wanted top commanders of the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) was killed in the hinterland of Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district late on Saturday, police said on Sunday.
Abrar Ahmad alias Abu Ubaid, who was originally with the Hizb-ul-Mujahadeen and later shifted to Lashkar to head its Rajouri district chapter, was killed in a police operation in Targain, a heavily forested and hilly area north of Jammu.
The LeT militant was a byword for terror in the hilly areas and had been the mastermind of several terrorist acts of killings and bombings in the area. He had been evading security forces for the past several years.
His elimination has been termed as a big success by the state police.
One AK 47 with one magazine, a wireless set, a mobile set (damaged) and one diary were recovered from the possession of slain terrorist.
The operation was planned and executed under the supervision of Senior Superintendent of Police (Rajouri) Rajesh Kumar, police said.