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Jammu Kashmir: Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba operative behind recent surge in terrorism
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Jammu Kashmir: Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba operative behind recent surge in terrorism

| @indiablooms | 07 Jul 2024, 04:16 pm

New Delhi: A Pakistan-based operative of the Lashkar-e-Toiba affiliate, The Resistance Front, is responsible for the recent surge in terrorist activities in Jammu and Kashmir, according to security agency sources.

Saifullah Sajid Jatt, identified as a "hardcore terrorist" by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), hails from Shangamanga village in Kasur district of Pakistan's Punjab. He has a Rs 10 lakh bounty on his head, reported NDTV.

Sources reveal that Jatt operates from a base camp in Islamabad, Pakistan, where he lives with his Indian-origin wife.

Previously active in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, Jatt is currently involved in Lashkar's recruitment and facilitating terrorists' infiltration into India.

As an operational commander of Lashkar, he also manages terror funding and is on the NIA's most wanted list.

Security agencies believe he has a contact named Qasim in Jammu and Kashmir, who is being sought, according to the report.

Jatt is suspected to be behind several terror attacks in the region over the past few years.

The Union Territory has experienced a series of terror attacks in recent months.

Last month, terrorists opened fire on a bus carrying pilgrims in Reasi district, causing it to fall into a gorge and killing nine people.

Shortly after, two armed terrorists attacked a village, resulting in a gunfight where a CRPF personnel and the terrorists were killed.

In the past two days, five terrorists have been killed in separate encounters in the Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir.

These encounters also claimed the lives of two soldiers, including a paratrooper.

These attacks coincide with the ongoing Amarnath Yatra.

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