New Delhi: A teenage Jaish-e-Mohammed suicide bomber killed on Sunday in Kashmir had recorded a video message before carrying out the cowardly act and urged Kashmiri youth to join the “fight against India’’.
Seated between three AK assault rifles, a huge cache of ammunition, grenades and communication devices, Fardeen Khanday appears calm even as he says that “by the time the video is released I will already be a new guest in heaven”. Khanday was the son of a serving Jammu and Kashmir policeman.
A resident of Tral in south Kashmir, which was the slain Burhan Wani’s hometown, Khanday joined militants only three months ago after his family reported him missing on September 15.
Khanday, 16, was killed after he and two other Jaish suicide bombers attacked a paramilitary camp in Pulwama in south Kashmir on Sunday. Five Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed in the attack. The other two attackers were also killed.