• Harshita Malhotra

Pakistan based Jaish terrorist killed by forces in J&K's Kulgam


A Jaish-e-Muhammad terrorist was killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district late Monday.

Abu Hurrah, an A-category Jaish-e-Muhammad terrorist was a resident of Pakistan. The security forces have recovered an AK-56 assault rifle, a pistol, three grenades, four magazines and a pistol magazine from the slain terrorist.

Two civilians and a soldier were injured during the gunbattle in Batpora village. This operation was conducted based on specific intelligence and in coordination with J&K DGP Dilbagh and 15 Corps Commander.

Kulgam in south Kashmir has been the hotbed of Jaish-e-Muhammad terrorism even before 2019 Pulwama terror attack. The Pakistan-based proscribed JeM has a base in Sialkot across the LoC and uses the border south of Pir Panjal to infiltrate jihadists for action in Jammu and in south Kashmir. The Jaish terror group is effectively run by Rauf Azhar, the younger brother of ailing Maulana Masood Azhar, who is based in Bahawalpur.