Jaish Leadership in Kashmir Eliminated in Under 100 Hours of Pulwama attack: Army
GUWAHATI: One day after three Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists were killed in an operation in Pulwama district of Jammu & Kashmir, a senior army officer said that the entire Jaish leadership in the Kashmir Valley has been eliminated.
Kanwal Jeet Singh Dhillon, Corps Commander of Chinar Corps, Indian Army said that they were tracking the Jaish-e-Mohammed leadership and are happy to inform that they have eliminated them in the Valley, which was being controlled by Pakistan. He also added that the terrorists had been killed in “less than 100 hours” after the Pulwama terror attack, where over 40 soldiers were killed by a suicide bomber.
He further appealed to all the mothers of the region in Kashmir to ask their sons to surrender their arms as “anyone who has picked up a gun will be eliminated, unless they surrender.”
Four Indian soldiers, including a major and head constable were also killed in this operation. The martyred include Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal (34), Sepoy Hari Singh (27), Havaldar Sheo Ram (37), and Sepoy Ajay Kumar (27). Head Constable Abdul Rashid Kalas also died of his wounds later.
The three Jaish terrorists who were killed in the encounter by the Indian Army included Kamran, who was believed to be the mastermind of the attack on February 14. He was also the handler of Pulwama suicide bomber, Adil Ahmad Dar and he was responsible for recruiting, radicalising and training terrorists in the Kashmir Valley. The other terrorists killed in the encounter were Hilal Ahmed, a local Kashmiri bomb specialist and Rashid, who is also from Pakistan.
These three terrorists were also wanted for a series of terror crimes and their role in the recent attacks is also being probed into.
File photo of army personal at the Pulwama Attack site