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Pak attackers, killed in encounter with Nagrota, were trained as commandos who walked 30 km towards India on a moonless night


A detailed investigation into the November 19 Nagrota encounter, in which four terrorists were shot dead, revealed the involvement of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) operational commander Kasim Jan, the main defendant in the attack on the base. Pathankot aerial in 2016, senior Indian officials said on Saturday.

Jan is one of the main launch commanders for the Jaish terrorists pushed into India and has ties to underground workers throughout southern Kashmir. He reports directly to Mufti Rauf Asghar, the de facto head of the UN-appointed global terrorist group.

According to Indian counterterrorism officials, with the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan and the resurgence of the Taliban, his ideological brother Jaish has become hyperactive across the border from Jammu and Kashmir with no fewer than 14 terrorists. specially trained waiting in Gujaranwala to infiltrate India.

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“Nearly 200 terrorists of mixed tanzeems are waiting on the launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC) to infiltrate India. We are resuming the resurgence of the Al Badr group, as well as the creation of another Lashkar-e-Mustafa terrorist front, headed by one Hidyatullah Malik, and the other Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) group that trains another. . 23 terrorists in the Jangal-Mangal camp in Khyber-Paktunkhwa, ”said another security official.

Data gleaned from the bodies’ global positioning devices, wireless handheld devices and receivers revealed that the four Jaish attackers were trained in commando warfare while walking nearly 30 km from the JeM camp in Shakargah to the Samba border and on to the collection point. in Jatwal, which is six kilometers from Samba to Kathua. The attackers walked through moonless nights to the collection point and then headed towards Jammu and Kashmir.

“The approximate pick-up point is 8.7 km air distance from the international border and the JeM Shakargarh camp is 30 km from Jatwal. The likely infiltration route was through the Mawa village in the Samba sector, which lies between the Ramgarh and Hiranagar sectors. There are several kaccha tracks near Nonath nalla, leading to the international border from the pickup point. The nalla merges with the Bein nalla near the Pakistani village of Chak Jaimal. It is estimated that the terrorists covered the total distance in 2.5 to 3 hours depending on the different routes, ”said a senior official.

There is evidence to indicate that they boarded a truck (JK01AL 1055) between 2.30am and 3am and were seen crossing the Sarore toll plaza towards Jammu at 3.44am The truck then moved into Kashmir using the ring road of Narwal and the security forces intercepted him around 4.45 am at the Ban toll plaza.

According to senior security officials, the killed terrorists were suicide bombers. In addition to assault rifles, rocket launchers and pistols, the four also carried 6.5 kilograms of nitrocellulose mixed with fuel oil, an explosive used in profiled charges.

While the JeM commander, Rauf Asghar, monitored the attack from Bhawalpur with Qari Zarar, the launcher was Kasim Jan, who manages the entire infiltration of Jaish in southern Kashmir. The LeT uses the northern Kashmir route between the Uri and Kupwara sector.

“Since Rauf Asghar is reported to be recruiting terrorists in Peshawar, the deep state of Pakistan has decided to increase levels of violence after the deep freeze in the Valley ends by the end of January 2021,” said an observer from Kashmir.

Hindustan Times