Srinagar: As 30 CRPF jawans died in a major terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday, banned terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed claimed responsibility and identified suicide bomber Adil Ahmad Dar as the one who carried out the attack.
A video of Adil Ahmad Dar alias Waqas Commando of Gundibagh, Kakpora, was released by the Jaish soon after the terror attack rocked Kashmir’s Pulwama.
In the video, that was most probably shot before Adil Dar went about his suicide mission in Pulwama, the terrorist talks about atrocities on Kashmiri Muslims.
Adil Dar can be seen brandishing rifles and standing in front of Jaish-e-Mohammed banners in the video.
Dar claims in the video he joined the ranks of the banned terror outfit last year and after a year, he has been “assigned” the task of the deadly attack. He adds that when the video is released, he will be in jannat (heaven).
A Jaish-e-Mohammed spokesperson Muhammad Hassan said in a statement, “Dozens of forces’ vehicles were destroyed in the attack.”
A convoy of 50 vehicles of the CRPF was targeted on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in the powerful IED blast. Each vehicle was carrying about 40-45 soldiers, many of who are critical and are undergoing treatment at local hospitals.
45 soldiers have been injured in the incident, many of whom are critical. The Pulwama attack is turning out to be the biggest terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir in the recent years since the Uri attack that left 19 soldiers dead in September 2016. The attack led to the Modi government ordering surgical strikes on Pakistan Army’s bases along the border.