Abu Ismail was portrayed by the experts as the "driving force" of an assault in July on a transport of Hindu explorers who were going by a mountain altar in Kashmir, an assault that left eight individuals dead.
The man Abu Ismail had replaced as the Lashkar's top operative in Kashmir, Abu Dujana was killed by security forces last month.
The IGP of Kashmir has also hailed the security services on the killing of Ismail, who was one of the most-wanted militants in Kashmir. Police had already arrested three local co-conspirators who had provided logistical support to the group of attackers on Amarnath Yatra bus.
The terrorists first attacked a bullet-proof bunker of the police at Botengoo, a police official said, adding it was retaliated. "The fire was returned by the troops and in the brief encounter, both militants were killed". "During the searches, the militants were fired upon and killed", said a senior police official. "The terrorist leadership has to be eliminated because they also misguide our children and lure them into this".
As per preliminary reports, Abu Ismail, along with an accomplice was gunned down on Thursday afternoon.
The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Thursday restored the mobile internet service, nearly half an hour after it was blocked in the city.
The security forces in J & K have received great success today. He was also involved in several other attacks.
The encounter was possible due to the joint collaboration with CRPF, Jammu and Kashmir Police and the Rashtriya Rifles.
"We are after foreign militant leadership of LeT".
"We are expecting a vacuum in the Lashkar now, which should give us more opportunities".
"The excellent coordination on ground between the security agencies has resulted in positive results and led to killing of top militants", he said.