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Pakistani mastermind behind Sunjwan attack killed in the Valley: Army

 Security personnel take positions during a militants attack at Sunjwan Army camp in Jammu on February 10, 2018.

Security personnel take positions during a militants attack at Sunjwan Army camp in Jammu on February 10, 2018.

The Army on Monday claimed to have killed the Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) mastermind of the Sunjwan attack camp attack in Pulwama's Awantipora area.

"JeM's operational commander Mufti Waqas has been eliminated in a surgical attack," said Army spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia.

The Army said Waqas, a Pakistani, was killed in a joint operation in Awatipora's Hatwar area during an operation "based on specific intelligence".

Waqas, a category 'A plus plus' militant, was behind the Sunjwan and the Lethpora attacks in Jammu and Kashmir. "This has resulted in a major dent to the designs of JeM," said the Army.

Ten people, including six jawans and one civilian, were killed in the Sunjwan attack on February 10, 2018.


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