New Delhi: In the most dreaded attack on the Indian security forces, a suicide bomber on Thursday rammed his SUV packed with explosives into a CRPF bus on the Srinagar-Jammu highway in Pulwama district, killing at least 40 troopers and injuring many others. Also Read - Pulwama 2-year Anniversary: Netizens Remember Sacrifice of 40 CRPF Soldiers Who Were Martyred on February 14, 2019
Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed claimed responsibility of the attack. The group said one of its commanders, Adil Ahmad Dar, was the suicide bomber. Also Read - Ex Pakistan Diplomat Claims India Killed 300 Terrorists in Balakot Airstrike
Ahmad, a native of Kakopora, was also known as “Adil Ahmad Gaadi Takranewala” and “Waqas Commando of Gundibagh”. He had joined the terror group last year. Also Read - Another Jaish Terrorist Arrested From J&K's Pulwama by Security Forces
JeM released a video clip of the suicide bomber which it claimed was shot before the young man carried out the audacious attack in Lethpora.
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“My name is Adil, I joined the Jaish e Mohammad a year ago. After a year’s wait, I have got the chance to do what I joined the Jaish for… By the time this video reaches you, I will be in heaven… this is my last message for the people of Kashmir,” Adil Ahmad says in the video.
Standing in front of Jaish-e-Mohammed banners, Ahmad can be seen surrounded with rifles and lethal explosives.
According to Zee News sources, Ahmad was specifically trained for the attack by Pakistan’s ISI in PoK, which is said to be hub of terror launch pads.