LeT ‘over ground workers’ who aided Amarnath attack identified: Police

On July 10, alleged Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists fired upon a bus carrying Amarnath yatris, killing eight pilgrims.

india Updated: Jul 24, 2017 18:50 IST
Press Trust of India
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Security personnel at Nuwun base Camp in South Kashmir frisk yatris and local residents before they head towards the holy cave shrine following a militant attack on a bus in July. (PTI file)

The Lashkar-e-Taiba’s “over ground workers” who provided logistical help to militants before the attack on Amarnath pilgrims earlier this month have been identified, police said on Monday.

Considerable progress has been made in the probe into the July 10 terror attack that left eight pilgrims dead in Anantnag of south Kashmir, a senior police official said.

Giving additional details of the investigation, Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, Munir Khan said, “Two LeT Pakistani militants, including Abu Ismail, supported by two local LeT militants, were involved in the case.”

The over ground workers of the LeT who provided logistical support before the attack have been identified by the police, he told reporters.

Khan said the police were also “investigating thoroughly whether the two local LeT militants, by the name of Jibran and Saad, who were killed at Bragpora (on 17 July), were in any way involved in the attack or not”.

First Published: Jul 24, 2017 18:50 IST