Terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed leadership in Kashmir wiped out: Indian Army

The leadership of the Pakistan-based terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed has been wiped out in Kashmir, 15 Corps commander Lt Gen KJS Dhillon said.

Kashmir| The Indian Army has claimed that it has wiped out the leadership of the terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed leadership in Kashmir valley and very close to eliminating Hizb-ul-Mujahideen.

15 Corps commander Lt Gen KJS Dhillon said that groups like the Lashkar-e-Taiba and al-Badr have been completely decimated, and Hizb-ul-Mujahideen only has one commander (Riyaz Kaikoo) left.

The forces on Saturday in an encounter killed three militants, which included the JeM’s self-styled Kashmir chief and Pulwama attack leader of Jaish-e-Mohammad Qari Yasir, in Tral in South Kashmir.

One jawan was also injured and he was rushed to a nearby Army hospital.

The army official said: “Pakistani terrorists were coming and they were trying to revive Jaish, but Jaish has now been cleaned out yet again once for all as of today.”

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Three Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists including top commander Qari Yasir were trapped at the site in the encounter. Another terrorist is suspected to be Burhan Sheikh, who was being trained to be a fidayeen.

The Pakistan-based terrorist, Yasir, was behind the killing of two members of the nomadic Gujjar community from Pulwama district in August last year.

JeM had claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing that killed 40 Indian paramilitary personnel in Kashmir last year.

Lt. General Dhillon and Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said the outfit was planning a major attack on the Republic Day which has now been averted.

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