Yousuf Azhar, who headed the Balakot-based Jaish-e-Mohammad terror camp, was among the terrorists killed by Indian fighter jets in a pre-dawn strike Tuesday. Azhar, who was brother-in-law of Jaish chief Masood Azhar, was also wanted by the CBI in the IC-814 hijacking case with a pending Interpol red corner notice against him since 2000.
Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale, while briefing the media on the "intelligence-led operation" on the Pakistan-based terror group's biggest training camp in Balakot, said the facility was headed by Yousuf Azhar alias Ustad Ghouri.
According to India TV sources, the Balakot camp destroyed by the IAF was operated like a boarding school by the terrorist outfit. It had conference halls, parade ground, swimming pool, gymnasium and used to hold school-like activities. India TV has accessed the list of terrorists who are believed to have been killed in the IAF strike earlier today.
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India struck JeM's biggest camp in Pakistan early Tuesday in a major "preemptive" air strike killing a large number of terrorists and trainers of the Pakistan-based terror group preparing to carry out suicide attacks in this country.
Giving details of the operation, Gokhale said credible intelligence was received that the JeM was planning to carry out other suicide attacks in India after the Pulwama bombing on a CRPF convoy 12 days ago that killed 40 jawans.