Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) Claims the Responsibility of Tangdhar Attack

Srinagar: Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM), Militants attacked an Army camp in the Tangdhar sector near the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday morning, killed an Indian army soldier and injured four others. Speaking to a Srinagar-based news agency, CNS, JeM spokesman Muhammad Hasan Shah claimed, “Our mujahideen managed to inflict heavy damage on the Indian forces.”

An army official confirmed that three heavily-armed Militants used under barrel grenade launchers in the strike and army’s counter-offensive lasted for about six hours. “Three militants were killed in the exchange of stand-off fire that began in the morning hours. One soldier was killed in the fire fight,” defence spokesman in Srinagar NN Joshi told the AFP news agency. “There was a stand off fire from Kalsuri Ridge (in Tangdhar sector) towards an army camp this morning,” another official said.

The Tangdhar sector in Kupwara district has been used as an infiltration route before. The official said it wasn’t yet clear whether the militants in Wednesday’s attack were part of an infiltrating group. “That is a matter of investigation. We can comment on it only after the operation is over,” he added.

Militant outfit Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM), headed by Maulana Masood Azhar claimed the responsibility which India claims was behind the 2001 Indian Parliament attack, It is said that Maulana Masood Azhar who was released in exchange for the passengers of a hijacked Indian plane in 2000, trying to revive the group by launching the Al-Shohada Brigade or Shaheed Afzal Guru Squad in Jammu and Kashmir against indian rule.

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