A high Pakistani terrorist affiliated with proscribed terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) concerned within the Pulwama assault was gunned down in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, a senior police official stated on Saturday. Abu Saifullah, who was also called Adnan, Ismail and Lamboo and had been working within the valley since 2017, was killed together with one other terrorist at Hangalmarg in Tral of the Pulwama district, the official added.

“He was involved in a series of terror attacks, including the Pulwama attack of February 14, 2019, along with others. Adnan was a very strong associate of Pakistan-based top JeM hierarchy of Rauf Azhar, Maulana Masood Azhar and Ammar,” the senior official stated.

He was an knowledgeable on vehicle-borne IED, which is routinely utilized in Afghanistan and likewise within the Pulwama assault of 2019. Officials stated he was related to the Taliban as nicely. He remained near Talha Saif and Umer, who of whom have been killed. A safety file stated that he tried to re-establish and strengthen the JeM outfit and utilise Awantipora, particularly the Kakpora and Pampore areas of Pulwama, as a hotbed for recruiting new terrorist teams and transporting them to different components for finishing up assaults.

The official additionally stated that particulars on the identification of the second terrorist are awaited. including that an M-Four rife, AK-47 rifle, a Glock pistol in addition to one other pistol was recovered from the lifeless terrorists amongst others.

Security forces launched the joint operation within the morning and an alternate of fireplace was triggered throughout a cordon and search operation, police stated.

Security forces have killed no less than 87 terrorists, together with some high commanders, in Kashmir since January this 12 months.

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