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Top Jaish Terrorist Involved In Pulwama Attack Gunned Down In Kashmir

Saifullah, commonly known as Lamboo, was a resident of Bahawalpur, Pakistan, where the JeM has its global headquarters. He was an expert on vehicle-borne IEDs, which are common in Afghanistan and were also employed in the 2019 Pulwama attack.

On February 14, 2019, fidayeen, Adil Ahmad Dar, rammed his explosive-laden car into a CRPF convoy on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway, resulting in the Pulwama incident. The attack, which was the first of its kind, threatened to turn into a full-fledged war between India and Pakistan.

Two terrorists were killed in a battle in Pulwama, South Kashmir, on Saturday morning, including a top Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) leader who authorities said belonged to Masood Azhar's family. According to authorities, the commander was the mastermind behind the attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama in 2019, which resulted in the deaths of 40 people.


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According to a senior police official in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama area, a major Pakistani terrorist linked with the outlawed terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) was killed down in the Pulwama attack. Abu Saifullah, also referred to as Adnan, Ismail, and Lamboo had been operating in the valley since 2017 and was slain alongside another terrorist at Hangalmarg in Tral, Pulwama district, according to the official.

"He was involved in several terror incidents, including the Pulwama attack on February 14, 2019, and others," according to the statement. "Adnan was a close ally of Rauf Azhar, Maulana Masood Azhar, and Ammar, the Pakistan-based top JeM leadership "according to a senior official.

Saifullah had trained with the Taliban and was adept in vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (IEDs), which are commonly employed in Afghanistan and were also utilized in the 2019 Pulwama attack but the troops expect IED-related attacks to decrease now. He kept in touch with Talha Saif and Umer, both of whom were assassinated. Lt Gen D P Pandey, GoC, 15 Corps, claimed Saifullah had taught several militants in constructing and placing IEDs, as well as assisting in the identification of vulnerable locals who were subsequently brainwashed, radicalized, and equipped.

 Residents of Bahawalpur, Pakistan's global headquarters, allegedly attempted to re-establish and strengthen the JeM by using Awantipora, particularly the Kakpora and Pampore areas of Pulwama, as a hotbed for recruiting new terrorist groups and transporting them to other parts of the country to carry out attacks, according to a security dossier.

In March 2020, he escaped during the confrontation, which resulted in a cordon and search operation at Zinpora in Chadoora Budgam, during which one soldier was injured. Between 2018 and 2020, he was arrested at police stations across the region under various provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and the Indian Penal Code (IPC), as well as other laws.

The identity of the second terrorist, according to the authority, is still unknown. Among the weapons retrieved from the dead terrorists were an M-4 rifle, an AK-47 rifle, a Glock pistol, and another pistol.

The joint operation began in the morning, and during a cordon and search operation, police claimed, an exchange of fire occurred.

Since January of this year, security forces have killed at least 87 terrorists in Kashmir, including some key commanders.