NEW DELHI (Diya TV) — In a targeted attack, Adnan Ahmed, a key figure associated with the terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and a close aide of Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind behind the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, was shot dead in Karachi, Pakistan.

The assailants, yet to be identified, executed the attack outside Ahmed’s residence during the night of December 2 and December 3. Ahmed, a former councilor linked to the Milli Muslim League, the political face of LeT, was rushed to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital by a local rescue team but later died.

This marks the 12th mysterious death or killing of anti-India elements in Pakistan in 2023. The incident follows the recent death of Sajid Mir, one of the orchestrators of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, reportedly due to poisoning in Central Jail.

Adnan Ahmed, also known as Abu Hanzala, had a significant role in planning the 2015 terror attack on the Border Security Force (BSF) convoy in Jammu and Kashmir’s Udhampur. The attack resulted in the deaths of two paramilitary personnel and injuries to eight others.

In his decade-long involvement with LeT, Ahmed was implicated in various attacks, including leading the assault on a Central Reserve Police Force convoy in Pampore on June 25, 2016, causing eight fatalities and injuring 22. He faced accusations of plotting and orchestrating attacks against security convoys in Jammu and Kashmir.

The attackers breached a two-tier security setup established by Pakistan’s ISI, targeting Ahmed at close range. His demise underscores a series of eliminations of wanted terrorists associated with LeT, Hizbul Mujahideen, Jaish-e-Muhammed, and the Khalistan movement over the past year.

As incidents of targeted killings continue, the Indian government, when questioned about these developments, reiterated the stance that individuals wanted for criminal and terrorist activities should come to India and face the legal system. The foreign ministry spokesperson refrained from commenting on the specific developments within Pakistan but emphasized the preference for individuals to face justice in India.