The elimination of Mudasir Ahmed Khan – the key mastermind of Pulwama suicide attack – during an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Tral locality on Monday is a significant dent to the Pakistan-backed terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), a senior J&K police official has said.
Mudasir Ahmed Khan alias ‘Mohammad bhai’ was recruited as an overground worker (OGW) of the JeM in 2017 and soon became a key Improvised Explosive Device (IED) handler of the outfit.
Swayam Prakash Pani, Inspector General of Police of the Kashmir Range, said during a press briefing that the identity of the second terrorist has not been ascertained yet.
“We know that his code was ‘Khalid’. We are trying to find his actual identity,” Pani said while adding that he is believed to be a Pakistani citizen.