The Jammu and Kashmir police on Saturday said that one of the militants killed in gunfight in Dachigam forests was from the family of Masood Azhar and that he was involved in conspiracy and planning of 2019 Pulwama attack.
Abu Saifullah, who was also known as Adnan, Ismail and Lamboo and had been operating in the valley since 2017, was killed along with another militant at Hangalmarg in Tral of the Pulwama district, an official was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.
Meanwhile, police taking to their Twitter handle said, “Mohd Ismal Alvi @ Lamboo @ Adnan was from family of Masood Azhar. He was involved in #conspiracy & planning of #Lethpora attack. He stayed with Adil Dar till the day of fidayeen attack, the viral video of Adil Dar had his voice in it: IGP Kashmir.”
According to HT, he was involved in a series of militant attacks, including the Pulwama attack of February 14, 2019, along with others.
“Adnan was a very strong associate of Pakistan-based top JeM hierarchy of Rauf Azhar, Maulana Masood Azhar and Ammar,” a senior official told HT.
Two militants were killed after a joint team of Police, Army and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.