Abu Saifullah, who was also known as Adnan, Ismail, and Lamboo was a resident of Pakistan’s Bahawalpur, the global headquarters of the JeM, and an expert on vehicle-borne IEDs, which are routinely used in Afghanistan and also in the Pulwama attack of 2019.
He is a top Pakistani terrorist affiliated with proscribed terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) involved in the Pulwama attack
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Police official remarks on Abu Saifullah, his activities and involvement in various attacks
According to a senior police official, he was gunned down along with another terrorist at Hangalmarg in Tral of Pulwana district. As per sources, he was an expert on vehicle-borne IED, which is routinely used in Afghanistan and also in the Pulwana attack of 2019.
Officials said he was associated with the Taliban as well. He remained close to Talha Saif and Umer, who of whom have been killed. A security dossier said that he tried to re-establish and strengthen the JeM outfit and utilize Awantipora, especially the Kakpora and Pampore areas of Pulwama, as a hotbed for recruiting new terrorist groups and transporting them to other parts for carrying out attacks.
Words by senior officials
The senior official said, “He was involved in a series of terror 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”. The official further said that details on the identity of the second terrorist are awaited. adding that an M-4 rife, AK-47 rifle, a Glock pistol as well as another pistol was recovered from the dead terrorists among others.
However, security forces launched the joint operation in the morning and an exchange of fire was triggered during a cordon and search operation. And, also have killed at least 87 terrorists, including some top commanders, in Kashmir since January this year