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Pakistani Terrorist, Operating From Jammu Jail, Killed In Firing 

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By: Shabeer Ahmad | SRINAGAR
Updated: August 18, 2022 12:11
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A Pakistani terrorist, operating from Kot Balwal Jail in Jammu, was killed and a policeman injured in a firing incident during a weapon recovery operation at Toph village near the international border in Arnia area in Jammu.

“A police constable and a Pakistani (terrorist) Mohammad Ali Hussain alias Qasim/Jehangir R/O Pakistan, Commander of LeT, operating from jail, were injured during a weapon recovery operation by the police in Arnia sector near the international border at Toph village,” Jammu Zone Police said in a tweet. “Both were shifted to the hospital where the injured terrorist succumbed.”

Police said that a case (FIR no. 12/2022) dated February 24, 2022 stands lodged in police station Arnia regarding drone dropping of weapons from Pakistan. “One accused of Jammu made revelations that a Pakistani prisoner/handler by the name of Mohammad Ali Hussain alias Qasim/Jehangir of Pakistan, has been instrumental in drone droppings and is the main operative of LeT and Al Badr,” the police said, adding, “He was brought before the court from jail and subsequently sent in police remand.”

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During questioning, the police said, “The accused admitted his role in the Arnia weapon drop case and also disclosed two locations where the arms and ammunition dropped by drone had been buried/concealed.”

“In order to recover the weapons, a police team along with magistrate concerned went to the spot one after the other,” the police said. They added, “Though no recovery was made at the first place, at the second place, namely Toph village (near the international border) in Phallian Mandal area, a packet of arms, ammunition and explosives was recovered.”

When the packet was being opened, the police said that accused attacked one of the police officials and snatched his service rifle. “He fired at the police party and tried to flee the spot,” it said, adding, “In retaliation, the accused got injured and was shifted to GMC Jammu along with an injured police official.” Mohammad Ali Hussain later succumbed to his injuries, the police said.

The dropped packet is being scrutinized with the help of bomb disposal squad.

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