Who was Adnan Ahmed? Top LeT commander killed by unidentified men was aide of Hafiz Saeed

Adnan Ahmed aka Abu Hanzala reportedly led attacks in J&K's Udhampur and Pampore

Adnan Ahmed aka Abu Hanzala Adnan Ahmed aka Abu Hanzala

Adnan Ahmed aka Abu Hanzala, a top Lashkar-e-Taiba commander and close aide of 26/11 mastermind Hafiz, was shot dead by unidentified assailants at point-blank range in Pakistan's Karachi earlier this week.

He was shot in head and chest outside his Karachi home in the wee hours of December 3 after the attackers breached a two-tier security cover set up by Pakistan's ISI. He was declared dead after being rushed to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital in Karachi.

He is believed to be the mastermind of several attacks on security convoys in Jammu and Kashmir in the past decade. The former councillor contested elections representing Milli Muslim League, a political front backed by the LeT.

He reportedly plotted the terror attack on a BSF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur on August 5, 2015, killing two troops and injuring 10 civilians and led the terror attack on a CRPF convoy in Pampore on June 25, 2016, killing eight and injuring 22.

Several wanted terrorists belonging to LeT, Hizbul Mujahideen, Jaish-e-Muhammed and the Khalistan movement have been killed in the past year.

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