Pak’s suicide bomber tasked with attacking Indian army posts: Brigadier Rana

A Pakistani suicide bomber Tabarak Hussain captured alive from the Line of Control (LOC) said during interrogation that he had been instructed by Pakistani intelligence, Col. Yunus Chaudhry, to attack Indian Army posts.

Giving details of the case, Brigadier Kapil Rana, Commander of the Naushera Brigade, said the terrorist had confessed his intention to attack Indian Army posts. Hussain said Colonel Yunus Chaudhry paid him 30,000 Pakistani rupees.

Tabarak also revealed that along with other terrorists, he carried out at least three close reconnaissances of Indian outposts with the aim of targeting them at the appropriate time. The green light to target the Indian post was given by Colonel Yunus Chaudhry on August 21.

The terrorist revealed his identity as Tabarak Hussain, a resident of Sabzkot village, Kotli district in Pakistan’s occupied Kashmir.

Brigadier Rana said that in the last 48 hours, two major infiltration attempts were eliminated by alert troops deployed along the line of control in Naushera sector, Rajouri district.

On August 21, in the morning, alert soldiers deployed in the Jhangar sector of Naushera spotted the movement of two to three terrorists along the line of control. A terrorist approached the Indian post and attempted to cut the fence, Brigadier Rana said.

When he was challenged by sentries on alert, he tried to flee but was caught. Two terrorists hiding behind fled the area hiding in dense jungle and rough terrain, he further informed, adding that Hussain was captured alive and received immediate medical assistance and that life-saving surgery had been performed.

Incidentally, the terrorist had already been captured by the Indian army in the same area in 2016 with his brother Haroon Ali, and had been repatriated on humanitarian grounds in November 2017.

Brigadier Rana further stated that during the second operation, on the night of August 22-23, a group of two to three terrorists attempted to infiltrate the Lam sector of Naushera (J&K). Troops on alert were able to observe the terrorists as they crossed the Line of Control.

As they advanced through our minefields, a series of mines activated and two terrorists were eliminated on the spot. The other terrorist may be injured and is hiding in the area where he left taking advantage of the bad weather and dense foliage, said the brigadier.

On the morning of August 23, a quadcopter flew over the area and the bodies of two terrorists were observed. A deliberate operation was launched in a heavily mined area and the bodies of the two terrorists were found along with an AK-56 assault rifle, three magazines and other ammunition.

The two offers of infiltration in a short period of 48 hours are a direct attempt by the adversary across our western borders to disrupt the peace in the Rajouri region. However, our troops deployed on the line of control remain vigilant to defeat any nefarious designs of the adversary, added Brigadier Rana.

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