Tag: Maulana Yusuf Azhar

Masood Azhar’s kin killed in Surgical Strike 2

Masood Azhar
Masood Azhar

The Balakot terror camp, a key operational hub of Jais-e-Mohammed terror outfit was owned by JeM chief Masood Azhar’s brother-in-law Maulana Yusuf Azhar.

Reports say Maulana Yusuf Azhar has been killed in the pre-dawn preemptive strike carried out by Indian Air Force, completely destroying the terror camp today, on February 26.

India terms Surgical Strike 2 a non-military preemptive action

Vijay Gokhale
Vijay Gokhale

Foreign Secretary is Vijay Gokhale has said Indian forces conducted an attack on the terror training facility at Balakot to prevent future terror attacks in India. He said Jaish-e-Mohammed led by Masood Azhar has been conducting terror attacks on Indian targets, including the Parliament attack 2001 and Patankot army base in 2016.

Mr Gokhale said that although India asked Pakistan to reign in the terrorists, that country did nothing.

He said intelligence reports indicate that Jaish-e-Mohammed is planning more fidayeen attacks (after the one in Pulwama killing 40 CRPF jawans on Feb 14) in several places in India. To prevent them, it was necessary to carry out this ‘non-military’ attack on a facility owned by Maulana Yusuf Azhar, brother-in-law of Masood Azhar, as a number of fidayeen terrorists were being trained there, he said.