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Photographs of Lashkar terrorists involved in Poonch's Air Force convoy attack released
IAF convoy attack
Photo courtesy: Videograbs of LeT terrorists

Photographs of Lashkar terrorists involved in Poonch's Air Force convoy attack released

| @indiablooms | 09 May 2024, 12:03 am

Srinagar/IBNS: Photographs of three Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists involved in the attack on an Indian Air Force convoy in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district last week leaving Corporal Vikky Pahade martyred and four of his colleagues injured, have been released from CCTV footage.

All three terrorists reportedly used high-powered assault rifles, United States-made M4s and Russian-made AK-47s, in the attack, which was the first major strike of the year in an area.

The three have been identified as Illiyas, a former Pakistan Army commando, a Pakistani terrorist called Hadoon (or Hadun), and Abu Hamza, the code-name of the commander of the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba.

According to a sketch released by the J&K Police, Hamza is described as a 30-32-year-old man of medium build and fair complexion, sporting a trimmed haircut.

He was last seen wearing a Pathani suit with a brown shawl and an orange bag.

A reward of Rs. 10 lakh has been offered for information leading to his arrest.

The terrorist attack on the IAF convoy on May 4 followed numerous terrorist strikes in the Poonch and Rajouri areas over the past few weeks. In one of the targetted attacks in Rajouri, a 40-year-old man, a government employee, shot dead outside a mosque.

The 40-year-old man, Mohammad Razak, worked with the social welfare department, and his attackers used a United States-made M4 assault rifle and also a pistol. 

Poonch is part of Anantnag-Rajouri parliamentary constituency, which will vote in the sixth phase of the ongoing Lok Sabha election on May 25.

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