Security forces on Monday claimed a victory with the killing of a top terrorist of Jaish-e-Mohammad, the Pakistan-based group that carried out the suicide bombing in Pulwama on February 14.
Kamran, one of the two terrorists killed in an encounter just 10 km from the Pulwama terror site, was a close aide of Jaish chief Maulana Masood Azhar and is believed to be a key conspirator in the recent attack.
“One of the two slain JeM (Jaish-e-Mohammed) terrorists was a top commander and belonged to Pakistan,” said Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia.
Another Jaish terrorist killed in the 12-hour encounter was Hilal Ahmed, a local bomb specialist. A third terrorist was also shot dead; the police are trying to identify him.
Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan while saying how Indian government is blaming Pakistan for their own personal reasons released a statement about his stand in the Pulwama attack.
“This is Naya Pakistan. We have a new thought. We want stand stability. Why would Pakistan do it when it’s moving towards stability? How does it benefit Pakistan,” said Imran Khan in his statement over Pulwama attack.
“It is in our interest that nobody from our soil spreads violence. I want to tell Indian government that we will take action if evidence is found against anyone from Pakistan,” continued the Pak PM.
40 CRPF jawans lost their lives in Pulwama terror attack on February 14 when Adil Ahmad Dar, a militant belonging to Jaish-e-Mohammad, rammed his explosive-filled car on a bus in CRPF convoy.