- The officer claimed that during the second operation, which took place on the evenings of August 22 and 23, two to three terrorists attempted to enter the Lam neighbourhood.
- The officer claimed that the military had achieved significant success by thwarting two attempts at infiltration in the space of just 48 hours.
A “fidayeen” (suicide) attacker from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), who was apprehended by the Indian Army on August 21 at the Line of Control (LoC) in the Naushera sector of Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir, confessed on Wednesday that he had been given the order to attack the Indian soldiers by a colonel of the Pakistani Army. The bomber, who went by the name Tabarak Hussain, admitted that he had received about Rs 30,000 from Pakistani Colonel Yunus Chaudhry to commit the suicide attack.
Hussain claimed that he attempted to enter Indian territory with four to five other individuals a Kashmir-based facility where he is receiving medical treatment after becoming injured during the infiltration attempt.
Hussain is seen acknowledging in a video posted to Twitter that he and other terrorists performed two to three close reconnaissances of Indian front posts in preparation for their eventual attack. In Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, Hussain lives in the village of Sabzkot in the Koti district.
#WATCH | Tabarak Hussain, a fidayeen suicide attacker from PoK, captured by the Indian Army on 21 August at LOC in Jhangar sector of Naushera, Rajouri, says he was tasked by Pakistan Army’s Col. Yunus to attack the Indian Army for around Rs 30,000 pic.twitter.com/UWsz5tdh2L
— ANI (@ANI) August 24, 2022
When Hussain and terrorists attempted to sneak in, the Indian Army caught them. “I had come here on a suicide mission with four or five other people. I received Rs 30,000 from Colonel Yunus of the Pakistani Army, who dispatched us to attack the Indian Army. Had scouted one or two Indian Army locations, the terrorist claimed.
Hussain admitted his lengthy involvement with terrorism and claimed Major Razak of the Pakistani Army trained him. I was kidnapped by the Indian Army after being betrayed (by accompanying militants). In a brief interview with reporters at the military hospital, Hussain said, “I went through a six-month training programme and visited numerous (terrorist) camps (operated by the Pakistani army) for members of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM).”
Hussain’s status is stable, according to Brigadier Rajeev Nair, the commandant of the military hospital in Rajouri. He came to bleed our soldiers, but instead, according to Nair, they gave him their blood, saved his life, and fed him with their hands.
Hussain was allegedly heard screaming, “Mai marne ke liye aaya tha, mujhe dhoka de diya,” at the time of his detention. “I had come to die, but I was betrayed,” the song goes. Pull me out of here, brothers. His private areas’ hair was discovered to have been shaved, as was customary for terrorists carrying out suicide missions, according to the officials.
Hussain further disclosed that he and his brother Haroon Ali had previously been taken prisoner by the Indian Army in the same sector in 2016 and were sent home in November 2017 for humanitarian reasons.
The Army informed the media that two terrorist infiltration attempts along the LoC in the Naushera sector were successfully put down within 48 hours, thwarting a “sinister attempt” by Pakistan to undermine peace in the Jammu region.
According to Brigadier Kapil Rana, commander of the 80 Infantry Brigade of the Army, the back-to-back infiltration attempts on August 21 and 22 in the Jhangar and Lam areas resulted in the death of two terrorists and the arrest of a notorious terrorist guide who had been given the task by a senior officer of Pakistan’s intelligence agency to lead a group into this side to carry out an attack on an army post.
Brigadier Rana revealed the specifics, stating that the first attempt was attempted on August 21 when vigilant soldiers stationed in Jhangar observed two to three terrorists moving from the other side of the LoC during the early morning hours. One terrorist approached the Indian post and attempted to cut the fence before being stopped by watchful sentries. He added that two terrorists who were hidden behind left the area by taking cover of dense vegetation and broken ground.
The terrorist who was trying to run, however, was knocked down by efficient fire, incapacitating him. Hussain, the injured Pakistani terrorist, was found alive and given access to rapid medical care before undergoing life-saving surgery.
The officer claimed that during the second operation, which took place on the evenings of August 22 and 23, two to three terrorists attempted to enter the Lam neighbourhood. Two terrorists were instantly killed as they advanced into our minefields, he claimed, adding that there is a chance that a third terrorist is hurt and either fled the scene or returned while taking advantage of the bad weather and thick cover.
The two terrorists’ remains were discovered when a quadcopter flew over the region early on August 23. The remains of both terrorists, along with one AK-56, three magazines, and a significant amount of ammunition, were found following a methodical operation through a severely mined region, the official said.
The search operation is still ongoing, according to Brigadier Rana, because the area is highly mined. The officer claimed that the military had achieved significant success by thwarting two attempts at infiltration in the space of just 48 hours.