Balakot is where the kin of Jaish-e-Mohammed supremo Maulana Masood Azhar received training from
New Delhi: In December 2017, Abdullah, son of Maulana Masood Azahar, underwent an advance terror training. Subsequently, he was put through a 10-day refresher training. This facility at Balakot was headed by Maulana Yousuf Azhar (alias Ustad Ghouri), the brother-in-law of Masood Azhar, Chief of JeM.
Sources claim that the plan for Pulwama attack was made in Balakot. Mastermind Ghazi was trained here.
The complex had five or six barracks with close to 300 terror recruits present at any point of time. More structures were being constructed in the area. This is Balakot in Mansehra district, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, and not near LoC.
Recently, 60 JeM terrorists visited the Balakot terror-training camp.
Hours after the Indian Air Force (IAF) reportedly these Pakistan-based terror camps, sources said that a Pakistan drone was shot down along the Kutch border on Tuesday at 6.30 AM. It is not known yet whether the drone takedown was part of India's pre-dawn airstrike.
Last Updated Feb 26, 2019, 2:23 PM IST