NEW DELHI: The 4 terrorists who had been gunned by safety forces throughout an encounter in Jammu & Kashmir‘s Nagrota on Thursday had been tasked by the Pakistani spy company ISI to hold out a Pulwama-like suicide assault and the mission was headed by the brother of Jaish-e-Muhammed chief Masood Azhar, senior authorities sources have advised information company ANI.
Sources revealed that Azhar’s brother Abdul Rauf Ashgar had hand-picked 4 terrorists from the outfit’s Shakargarh camp in Pakistan close to the Indian border to hold out a “main terror assault“. One other prime terrorist, Qazi Tarar, had helped plan the assault.
On Thursday morning, the 4 terrorists had been gunned down by safety forces in Jammu’s Nagrota area. An enormous cache of arms and ammunition together with a number of incriminating items of proof, with origins in Pakistan, had been recovered.
In line with the sources, the terrorists had acquired suicide assault coaching in Pakistan and underwent particular drills to make use of accessible firepower and inflict most harm to Indian positions within the Kashmir valley.
The Jaish terrorists used a community of nullahs within the riverine border space to sneak into the Indian territory within the Samba sector and had been picked up in a truck close to Jatwal, six kilometers from Samba in the direction of Kathua in Jammu.
After infiltrating into India, the terrorists had been in fixed contact with the Ashgar and Muhammed Asgar Khan Kashmiri, who’s the operational commander of the Jaish in Kashmir.
An encounter ensued after the truck by which the 4 males had been hiding was intercepted by the safety forces on the Ban toll plaza at 4.45 am.
In line with the forces, the terrorists had been elevating slogans like Allah-u-Akbar, Islam Zindabad, Pakistan Zindabad, and Jaish zindabad once they had been requested to give up.
In August, TOI had reported that Indian intelligence was tipped a few assemblies between Jaish’s de-facto ‘emir’ Ashgar and two prime ranks ISI officers at Rawalpindi on August 20. The intelligence officers had confirmed to TOI that JeM had been making determined makes an attempt to hold out a giant strike because the outfit has been livid and rattled with the intensified motion in opposition to its terrorists within the Valley.
Earlier at this time, India summoned the Cost d’Affaires of the Pakistan Excessive Fee and lodged a robust protest over JeM’s makes an attempt to hold out assaults in Jammu and Kashmir forward of native elections there.
In a press release, the ministry of exterior affairs stated India is “firmly and resolutely” dedicated to taking all mandatory measures to safeguard its nationwide safety within the struggle in opposition to terrorism.
On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held an overview assembly with prime safety brass within the wake of the Nagrota encounter, and asserted that safety forces have thwarted their efforts to wreak “main havoc and destruction”.
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After the assembly, the Prime Minister tweeted, “Neutralising of Four terrorists belonging to Pakistan-based terrorist organization Jaish-e-Mohammed and the presence of enormous cache of weapons and explosives with them point out that their efforts to wreak main havoc and destruction have as soon as once more been thwarted.”
(With inputs from companies)