In an epic achievement, Indian security forces, on Monday, successfully gunned down top Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) commander Abdul Rasheed Ghazi aka Kamran and one more Jaish terrorist, in a fierce 12-hour-long encounter with multiple JeM terrorists in J&K’s Pulwama area.
It has been said that Ghazi was a Pakistani national and the mastermind behind the Pulwama attack. Ghazi, who was an Afghan war veteran and an IED specialist, was the one who trained the 20-year-old youth identified as Adil Dar, the terrorist from Pulwama who rammed the explosive-laden vehicle into the CRPF convoy on February 14.
Ghazi was one of the closest and most trusted right hand of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Maulana Masood Azhar. “He returned to PoK in 2011 after fighting the NATO forces in Federally Administered Tribal Area and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
Since then, he has been the most sought after jihadi trainer who specialises in Deeni and Askari (literature and weaponry) training in camps operated by Jaise and ISI across PoK,” a source said.
As per the reports, there were clashes between civilians and security forces as the local residents started to pelt stones at the security forces following which the forces retaliated with tear gas shells. These shocking scenes came right after 2 terrorists were killed in an encounter according to Zee News.
After 2 terrorists were neutralised, 6 terrorists were cornered while 2 others are still hiding. The operation is still on.
Mobile internet services have been suspended in the area as reported by the Hindustan Times.