Pakistani mastermind behind attack on Indian military camp killed

Indian security forces on Monday killed Mufti Waqas, a top Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist from Pakistan, who had organised the pre-dawn attack on Sunjuwan army camp in Jammu and Kashmir last month killing six soldiers and a civilian. Based on information about the presence of Waqas at Hatwar area of Awantipora in Pulwama near Srinagar, army, police and Central Reserve Police Force jointly conducted a surgical strike eliminating him. Weapons and materials used for making improvised explosive devices were recovered from the scene. Waqas had been leading Jaish after Indian army gunned down its previous commander Noor Mohd Tantrey in the same area on December 17 last year. Waqas was also the mastermind behind the attack on a camp of the Central Reserve Police Force at Lethpora in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on December 31 last year. Two Jaish terrorists and five police personnel were killed in the clashes. In early October last year, Waqas organised yet another Jaish attack on a Border Security Force camp near Srinagar airport. One BSF trooper was killed and all four Jaish terrorists were killed in the incident.