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Kashmir suicide bomber a class 11 dropout who ‘trained 6 months for CRPF attack’

Soon after the attack on CRPF personnel, a video showed the suicide bomber, Adil Ahmad Dar, 20, saying Thursday's bloodbath was just the 'beginning'.

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New Delhi: Adil Ahmad Dar, the 20-year-old terrorist who allegedly led the suicide attack in south Kashmir’s Awantipora Thursday, is believed to have been recruit by Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) on 19 March last year and trained for this specific “operation” against CRPF personnel, ThePrint has learnt.

The attack killed at least 37 CRPF personnel and wounded 40.

According to sources in the Jammu & Kashmir police, Dar, a local from Gandibagh, Pulwama, was a class 11 student when he joined the JeM.

A police source said he had been on the radar of J&K police ever since he started “ground work” for the terror outfit and was among those who were part of the early stone-throwers in the Valley.

“He was highly radicalised and joined JeM while he was a student,” said the police source.

“He left his studies to be their ground soldier. He has been on our radar since he started working for the outfit and was involved in a series of incidents,” the source added.

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‘I am proud’

Soon after the attack, the JeM claimed responsibility for the bloodbath, identifying Adil as the attacker.

A video showing Adil, armed with rifles, seated in front of a JeM banner, was also circulated on social media.

In the video, Dar admits that he joined JeM’s “fidayeen squad” for a “purpose”, adding that he had waited for this moment — ostensibly Thursday’s attack — for a year.

“By the time this video is out, I will be enjoying myself in heaven,” he says. “I am proud that I am the real propagator of Islam and my name will be written in golden letters.”

He then seeks to warn “Hindustan”, referring to its people as “drinkers of cow urine”, of “further misery” to be unleashed by “Allah’s messengers”.

“We have given you enough pain during the IC 814 hijacking (1999), Nagrota camp killing (2016),” he said. “From the Pathankot airbase attack to Pulwama police line to the BSF camp attacks, we have continuously proved ourselves and now we are stronger than before.

“Do not think that we will get disheartened by deaths of our commandos. It makes us stronger,” he adds.

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He also talks of his dream “to hear of the chants of Allah-hu-Akbar resonating across the minarets of the Babri masjid”.

“The day is not far when the Babri masjid will resonate with the chants of Allah-hu-Akbar,” he says.

As the video ends, he says the attack is just the “beginning”.

“There are hundreds of commandos who are working hard to achieve their goals. I have just done my job and achieved mine, but this is just the beginning,” he says.

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  1. ThePrint team, you are playing into the propaganda of the extremists by carrying stories like this. This story is an insult to the lives of our soldiers!
    If you have any respect for them then please take this story off!

  2. It is very clear that these people do not want to be part of India. What exactly is the point of forcing them to become Indians against their will?

    • Muslims don’t want to be a part of any country. They want sharia law everywhere. And that’s the problem you see, their loyalty lies not it a country or a civilization. its only in the religion.

  3. This butchery in the name of Islam should be condemned by all Proclaimed Muslim Nations .India should now take congregance of this terror attacks as an ethnic problem and resolve and should not bring it under a large umbrella of terrorism where whole world does not know how and why this is happening. Like cyclones being named hereafter all terrorist attack should be named if the killing of humans is more than 3 nos with reason and place if happening

  4. Please do not help terrorists spread their word. Any publicity to help their purpose, should not be encouraged.

  5. Very very sad. May God bless their souls in peace. The whole nation is in mourning. Mr. Modi whole nation is with you, do whatever is the need of the hour. This is not acceptable. Jai hind. Bharat mata ki Jai. 🙏🙏🙏

  6. Immediately remove article 370 and 35 from the constitution. Give full powers to the armed forces. Remove all kashmiris from the armed forces. There may be some inside information get leaked by some militant mole.

  7. When are you going to learn 🤦🤦…. It is not 18 soldiers killed but martyred… Respect the supreme sacrifice

  8. He will not be in heaven, he is already there in the hell.
    He is not radicalized in Islam but he was filled with hatred and revange.
    Neither suicide nor hatred and revange will take him to heaven. All the hatred mongers will will be with him in the hell enjoying their punishment.

  9. This is a sickness of the mind. Young Kashmiris have grown up in an atmosphere of hatred and violence. Unfortunately, it will not be possible to put an end to this madness by use of force alone. When a twenty year old child / boy / man is willing to blow himself up, he has nothing else to fear.

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