A key conspirator in Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror strike at Puwama of Jammu and Kashmir, last month, was killed in an encounter in south Kashmir,s Tral, today. In this encounter, three Jaish terrorists were killed.
“Jaish commander Mudassar Khan was among the terrorists killed in the encounter. He was the main conspirator of the Pulwama terror attack,” said Lt Gen KJS Dhillon, General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the Srinagar-based 15 Corps . The Army said 18 terrorists have been killed in the last 21 days.
According to the Army, Mudassar Khan has been identified as the brain behind the Pulwama terror suicide attack that killed 40 Central Reserve Police Force personnel on February 14.
Twenty-three-year-old Mudassar Khan is an electrician with a graduate degree. He is resident of Pulwama and arranged the vehicle and explosives used in the Pulwama attack.
The security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area in Tral after receiving specific intelligence input about the presence of militants in the area. The operation turned into an encounter after the militants opened fire at the search party of the forces who retaliated.