The Pulwama terror attack is the worst attack in Indian history in which more than 44 army men were killed.
Lt Gen KJS Dhillion, 15 Corps Commander, recently made a statement on Pulwama attack: “I would like to inform the nation that in less than 100 hours of the Pulwama terrorist attack, we have eliminated the Jaish-e-Mohammad leadership in the Valley which was being handled by the JeM leadership in Pakistan.” Lt Dhillion also added that families in the Valley should convince their children not to pick up weapons. “Anyone who picks up guns in Kashmir will be eliminated, unless they surrender. This is a message to all the mothers of Kashmir,” he said.
“Mothers play an important role in Indian society. Please tell your children to surrender, so that they can join the mainstream.” Dhillon said during the briefing.
Asked about the involvement of Pakistan in the attack, Lt Dhillion said the JeM was a ‘child’ of the Pakistani Army and they, as well as the ISI, had a role to play in the February 14 attacks. “There is no doubt that Pakistan Army and the ISI is involved. JeM is a child of the Pakistan Army,” he said.
On Monday, three JeM terrorists were killed in a 16-hour encounter in Pinglan in Pulwama district, about 12 km from the site of the February 14 attack. An Army major and five others were also killed.
The Lt Gen also paid his respects to the men killed in action in military operation in Pulwama where the top commander of the Jaish-e-Mohammed, Abdul Rasheed Ghazi alias Kamran, was eliminated in a 12-hour-long encounter with multiple terrorists. Also Read: Pulwama Mastermind Ghazi Rasheed: Read Cruel Things About Him
The slain soldiers were identified as Major V S Dhondial, Havaldar Sheo Ram and Sepoys Hari Singh and Ajay Kumar. A head constable of the police was also killed. The injured included DIG (south Kashmir) Amit Kumar, who received a gunshot wound in the abdomen, and a brigade commander, who was hurt in the leg. All the injured are stable and are doing well said the Corps Commander.
The February 14 attack on the CRPF convoy has changed the dynamics of militancy in the Kashmir Valley. At least 44 CRPF jawans were killed and dozens injured in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on the 14th of February.
A 22-year-old Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist Adil Ahmad Dar was identified as the suicide bomber who carried out the attack. Accused of one of the deadliest terrorist attacks the state has ever witnessed, Dar lived just 10 kilometres away from the attack spot in Gundibagh.
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