A terrorist, believed to be a mastermind in the terror attack in Pulwama, is among the three Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist killed in an encounter with security forces in Tral area in south Kashmir.
The security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Pinglish in the Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district after receiving specific intelligence input about the presence of terrorists in the area.
The search operation turned into an encounter after the terrorists opened fire at the search party of the forces who retaliated.
“The second militant also belongs to the JeM, however, his exact identity is yet to be ascertained,” the officer added. “DNA tests will be carried out as the bodies have been charred.”
Family of Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) commander Mudasir Khan has identified his body as one of the militants killed in Tral encounter.
Mudasir Khan alias Mohammad Bhai was recruited as an overground worker of the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in 2017 and became a key Improvised Explosive Device (IED) handler in the days that followed. According to reports, the identification of dead bodies is underway.
More shocking things about the terrorist
The 23-year-old terrorist was an electrician with a graduate degree and a resident of Pulwama. He initially joined Jaish as an overground worker in 2017, but was later drawn into the terror outfit by Noor Mohammed Tantrey, alias ”Noor Trali”, who is believed to have helped the terror group’s revival in the Kashmir valley, PTI reported.
He is also believed to be involved in the terror strike at the army camp in Sunjawan in February 2018, in which six personnel and a civilian were killed. Khan was also involved in the Lethpora attack on a CRPF camp in January 2018 that left five CRPF personnel dead.
Suicide attacker Adil Ahmed Dar, who blew up his explosive-laden vehicle next to a bus in a CRPF convoy on February 14, had been in constant contact with Khan, the officials said.
Mudasir Ahmed Khan was killed along with two terrorists during the operation in Pinglish area of Tral in Pulwama district. The operation was launched after the security forces received intelligence input about their presence in the area.
The JeM had claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing in Pulwama on February 14 that left 44 Central Reserve Police Force troopers dead in the worst ever attack since militancy began in Jammu and Kashmir in 1989.
A Maruti Eeco minivan was used in the Pulwama terror attack and it was bought and owned by a Jaish-e-Mohammed operative who had acquired the vehicle just ten days before the attack.
The JeM operative, identified as Sajjad Bhat, a resident of Bijbehara in south Kashmir, has since been on the run and is believed to have become an active militant now. Also Read: Gaddar Sajjad Bhat, Owner of The Car Used in Pulwama Attack Is On Run