Security forces today scored a big success with the killing of a top terrorist of the Jaish-e-Mohammad, the Pakistan-based group that carried out the suicide bombing in Pulwama on February 14, killing over 40 soldiers.
Kamran, one of the two terrorists killed in a 12-hour encounter at Pulwama this morning, was a close aide of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Maulana Masood Azhar.
Another Jaish terrorist killed in the encounter is Ghazi Rasheed, an Afghan bomb specialist who is believed to have plotted the Pulwama terror attack.
While eliminating these wanted terrorists, the forces also suffered a huge loss — a major and three soldiers were killed in the encounter.
Kamran was a Pakistani “chief operational commander” of the Jaish-e-Mohammad. He was a dreaded terrorist, known for radicalising, recruiting and training terrorists in the Kashmir Valley.
Sources say he had been hunted for years but had managed to stay under the radar as he traveled from village to village to recruit for terror.