1. Who is Zeenat ul Islam? Meet the new Lashkar commander in Kashmir

Who is Zeenat ul Islam? Meet the new Lashkar commander in Kashmir

After the death of Abu Ismail, the mastermind behind the July 10 Amarnath attack, which killed seven people, Zeenat ul Islam alias Alqama has been elevated as the new Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander in Kashmir. In case you don't know who is Zeenat ul Islam, here are few facts about him

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After the death of Abu Ismail, the mastermind behind the July 10 Amarnath attack, which killed seven people, Zeenat ul Islam alias Alqama has been elevated as the new Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander in Kashmir, reported India Today while citing intelligence inputs. Abu Ismail, a Pakistani terrorist was elevated to the post after the killing of Abu Dujana, another Pakistani terrorist and Lashkar commander who was gunned by the security forces in the valley. In case you don’t know who is Zeenat ul Islam, here are few facts about him:

1. The 28-year-old Zeenat ul Islam was reportedly recruited in Lashkar in November 2015. He is considered to be an expert with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).

2. Islam was arrested for the first time in 2008 and was booked under the Public Safety Act (PSA) for being a member of Al-Badr. He was working as a ground worker for Al-Badr members, supplying them food and other things.

3. According to India Today, he was released in 2011 after which he worked with his father for a while before joining LeT. His father is an Imam (muezzin) in the local mosque.

4. Currently, Zeenat ul Islam is one of the five most wanted terrorists by the security forces in the Valley.

After his release in 2011, he initially worked with his father and got married before joining LeT. His father is an Imam (muezzin) in the local mosque. He completed his Bachelor of Arts from a local college.
The list includes Zakir Rashid Bhatt alias Musa who defected from Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) and is now heading Ansar Gazhwat-ul Hind, Al Qaeda’s India branch; Reyaz AH Naikoo alias Zubair, tech savvy HM commander; Wasim AH, alias Osama, another LeT commander from Shopian who was in Burhan Wani’s group; and Abu Hamas, a Pak terrorist who is believed to head Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in India.

5. Zeenat was the main accused in the Shopian attack of February 23, 2017. Back then, the terrorists had attacked an army patrol in Mulu Chitragam area of the district which left three soldiers and a woman dead.

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    Sanjeev Nanda
    Sep 16, 2017 at 2:45 pm
    You kill one, another immediately pops up. These terrorists seem to grow like mushrooms in the wild. Killing three or four here and there is not going to solve any problem. The source of these scums needs to anhilated forever.
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      Saloni Verma
      Sep 16, 2017 at 5:14 pm
      Sanjeev Nanda...absolutely the right point that they will come up no matter how many you kill. Stronger actions need to be taken.
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      h k
      Sep 16, 2017 at 1:04 pm
      One do not understand why media is glorifying terrorist outfits. They are criminals.
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        Gaurav Gupta
        Sep 16, 2017 at 12:24 pm
        As Usual - the count down begins, the clock gets ticking, the less s in Jannat await a new arrival and the Army gets a new target to Hunt. Hope diwali ushers in liberation of the soul of this anti national too. Jai Hind Ki Sena. Jai Hind. Happy Killing.
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          Landscot Yard
          Sep 16, 2017 at 11:18 am
          Jeenat brother made the IED bumb in London train attack. Cozin do knife in Paris.
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