Jaish Militant Killed in Jammu and Kashmir Encounter Had Plans for Pulwama-like Suicide Attack
In a purported video before he was killed, Jaish-e-Mohammed militant Raqib Ahmad spoke about his plans to carry out a 'fidayeen' (suicide) attack on the security forces.
Paramilitary soldiers stand by the wreckage of the CRPF bus after the attack in Kashmirâ€™s Pulwama on Thursday. (AP)
Srinagar: One of the three militants killed in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district last week had plans to carry out a suicide attack similar to the February 14 Pulwama terror strike, according to a purported video of the ultra in which he spoke about such a plot.
The three militants killed in the encounter in Turigam area of Kulgam district on February 24 belonged to the terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and were identified as Raqib Ahmad, a resident of Shiganpora, and Waleed and Numan of Pakistan.
A purported video of Ahmad, shot before he was killed, went viral on social media on Saturday. In the clip, he spoke about his plans to carry out a 'fidayeen' (suicide) attack on security forces. â€œI will be in heaven by the time this video reaches you, Ahmad said in the over six-minute video in which he glorified terror attacks involving suicide bombers.â€
The video is similar to the one that surfaced immediately after the Pulwama attack in which JeM suicide bomber Adil Ahmad Dar claimed responsibility for the terror strike.
A police official said they were ascertaining the veracity of the video.
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