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Eliminated JeM leadership in Kashmir in less than 100 hours, says Lieutenant General Kanwal Jeet Singh Dhillon

Updated : February 19, 2019 11:22 AM IST

Lieutenant General Kanwal Jeet Singh Dhillon, while addressing media on Tuesday, said that the army eliminated Jaish-e-Mohammed leadership in Kashmir in less than 100 hours after the Pulwama attack.

“I am happy to inform the country that in less than 100 hours we eliminated the JEM leadership in the valley which was being handled by JEM from Pakistan,” said Dhillon. He added that the injured soldiers have been recovering and are in good health now.

In one of the worst terrorist attacks on security forces in Kashmir, 44 CRPF troopers were killed on February 14 after a suicide bomber rammed his SUV packed with explosives into a CRPF bus on the Srinagar-Jammu highway in Pulwama district.

Claiming responsibility for the attack, the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad had released a video clip of the suicide bomber, claimed to be shot before the strike was carried out.

“Ever since February 14th convoy attack on CRP, we were tracking the top Jaish-e-Mohammed (JEM) leadership in Kashmir valley as all are aware that convoy attack was carried out by Jaish-e-Mohammed of Pakistan and it was being controlled from Pakistan with active support of ISI and the Pakistan army," added Dhillon.
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