Pulwama mastermind killed in encounter in J&K

   By Power Corridors ,  18-Feb-2019
Pulwama mastermind killed in encounter in J&K

In the skirmish in which Kamran was killed, security forces also suffered losses. Four soldiers of the Army, including a Major, laid down their lives in the encounter with the terrorists.

Security forces have eliminated the Jaish-e-Mohammad mastermind of the terror attack in Pulwama in an encounter. Ghazi Abdul Rasheed alias Kamran, one of the two terrorists killed in a 12-hour-long encounter in Jammu & Kashmir, was a Pakistani chief operational commander of Jaish-e-Mohammad. He was known for radicalizing, recruiting and training terrorists in the Kashmir Valley.

Kamran had trained the 19-year-old Adil Dar who drove the explosive-laden vehicle into a vehicle in the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy that killed 40 men. Kamran had infiltrated into Kashmir in mid-December last year, police officials informed the media.

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The gunfight at Pinglan started after midnight, as the forces including Rashtriya Rifles, Special Operations Group of the state police, and the CRPF, surrounded the area. They had received intelligence that the terrorists were hiding there.

It is believed that the fugitive terrorist, Masood Azhar, sent Kamran to Kashmir to avenge the death of his nephews, Talah Rasheed and Usman, who were killed in 2017 and 2018.Usman, a Jaish sniper, was killed in an encounter with the security forces in Tral last year.

In the skirmish in which Kamran was killed, security forces also suffered losses. Four soldiers of the Army, including a Major, laid down their lives in the encounter with the terrorists.

The gunfight at Pinglan started after midnight, as the forces including Rashtriya Rifles, Special Operations Group of the state police, and the CRPF, surrounded the area. They had received intelligence that the terrorists were hiding there.

Internet services have been suspended in some parts of Jammu & Kashmir in the wake of the encounter.

Meanwhile the Pakistan government denied its role in the Pulwama terror attack, saying that they were blamed because Indian intelligence agencies and security forces failed to do their duty.