The eyes and ears of the Jaish-e-Mohammad have been taken away with the killing of Khalid on Monday. Khalid one of the key members of the terror group had plotted a series of attacks in the Valley over the years. “He was one the oldest surviving foreign terrorists operating in Kashmir. He had been here since 2009 and knew about everything in Kashmir,” said senior police officer Munir Ahmad Khan.
A few months back, a lady walked into a police station in Kashmir and said that she wanted her ex-boyfriend dead. The police were taken aback and asked who she was speaking about. I am speaking about Khalid of the Jaish-e-Mohammad. I was in a relationship with him and he cheated me. I will lead you to him and then you do the rest, the lady said.
The killing of Khalid, the Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist in the Valley has come as a major relief for the security agencies in the Kashmir Valley. With 6 Jaish terrorists on the run, the Intelligence Bureau had warned that they were planning a major strike masterminded by Khalid.
The Intelligence Bureau has warned of more high-profile attacks in Jammu and Kashmir. There is a sense of desperation and urgency among the terror groups which will lead them to strike big, the IB has also warned.
The battle in the Valley has been fought in several names. Maqbool Bhat, Afzal Guru and Burhan Wani. The Jaish-e-Mohammad for instance has used the name of Afzal Guru extensively to further its cause.
Is the China-Pakistan bonhomie wearing off? The BRICS declaration condemned the role various terror groups, but the one that was the highlight was the Jaish-e-Mohammad. It may be recalled that China had refused to support the ban on the Jaish chief Maulana Masood Azhar.
New Delhi hopes that China would re-think on its stance on Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Maulana Masood Azhar. India had moved the United Nations to impose sanctions against Azhar, but China has blocked the same on the ground that there is not enough evidence.
The fidayeen attack at an army camp in Kupwara, Jammu and Kashmir raises the question if enough is being done to counter the menace from Pakistan. An initial assessment of the attack suggests that the terrorists of the Jaish-e-Mohammad had managed to infiltrate into Kupwara late Wednesday night. They carried out the attack on Thursday in which three soldiers were martyred. Two terrorists were killed in the incident.
The ISI calls its United Jihad. It is meant to be the most brutal form of jihad which Pakistan plans to unleash on India. For this, the ISI decided that it would put together its two best terror groups- Lashkar-e-Tayiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad. The first signs of a united jihad was seen on Thursday morning when terrorists launched a fidayeen strike on an Army camp at Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Army has been placed on high-alert after concrete intelligence has suggested that over 100 militants from across the Pakistan border are readying to infiltrate into the Kashmir Valley. The actionable intelligence which was passed on to the Army states that over 100 militants of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba and the Jaish-e-Mohammad are waiting to infiltrate in batches.