The security forces have killed mastermind terrorist Ghazi Rashid alias Kamran, who had carried out the attack on the CRPF convoy in Pulwama, in the encounter that started on Sunday night.
Security forces have taken the first revenge of the attack on CRPF convoy in Pulwama. Two militants of Jaish have been killed in an encounter between militants and the army. However, the dead body of the terrorists is yet to be identified. According to sources, the mastermind of the Pulwama terror attack included Ghazi Rashid alias Kamran.
Top Jaish commander Kamran alias Ghazi Rashidwas the one who had trained the suicide bomber Adil Ahmed Dar.
Masnad Azhar, the leader of the Jaish-e-Mohammad, who was involved in the attack, used to carry out terrorist acts in the valley through his nephew Usman and Bhanja Talha Rashid. After Operation Allout, the security forces killed him, after which Masood Azhar gave IED expert Ghazi Rashid his responsibility.
Ghazi had entered Kashmir in December with his two companions. He was living in South Kashmir. Ghazi was considered very close to Masood Azhar. It is said that Ghazi had joined Jaish-e-Mohammad in 2008. Ghazi was given training in the Taliban for this. In 2010, Gazi came to North Waziristan and from there he got the chance to come closer to Masood Azhar.
In the encounter in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, four army personnel including a Major were martyred. A civilian casualty has also been reported in this encounter. Security forces had started a search operation in Pinglena during the night after receiving information about the presence of militants in the area.
Major VS Dhoundiyal from Dehradun, Havildar Sheo Ram from Jhunjhunu, Sepoy Ajay Kumar from Meerut and Sepoy Hari Singh from Meerut-all from the 55 Rastriya Rifles-have lost their lives during the encounter.
Responding to the Pulwama encounter, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that the morale of the security forces is high and they are winning over the terrorists, though the situation in Kashmir continues to remain tense.
A suicide bomber killed at least 41 Indian paramilitary police officers in Kashmir on February 14 in the deadliest attack in decades on security forces in the region.
The Pakistan-based Islamist militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) claimed responsibility for the attack on a convoy of the Central Reserve Police Force on Jammu and Kashmir’s main highway.
The responsibility of the attack was taken by Pakistani terrorist organization Jaish-e-Mohammed. India has intensified efforts to isolate Pakistan at the global level.