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Unveiling Terror: Ajmal Kasab’s Links to Mumbai Assault Exposed

2663606 Mumbai AttacksUnderstanding the Demise of Terrorist Qamar Cheema: Unraveling the Intricacies

In recent news, the intelligence chief of Lashkar-e-Taiba, Ajmal Cheema, aged 70, succumbed to a heart attack in Faisalabad. However, the circumstances surrounding his death have triggered a wave of speculations within the jihadist circles of Pakistan. Allegations have been levied against Indian agencies by Pakistan, linking Cheema’s demise to several high-profile Lashkar-e-Taiba members’ alleged killings. India, on the other hand, vehemently denies these accusations.

The Enigmatic Qamar Cheema

Qamar Cheema was regarded as an expert in deciphering maps, particularly those of India. According to a TI report, he was known to instruct jihadists on studying crucial landmarks in India. During the mid-2000s, he utilized satellite phones to provide directions to Lashkar terrorists spread across the country.

Cheema’s Role in 26/11 Mumbai Attacks

In 2008, Cheema served as the Lashkar commander for Bahawalpur in Pakistan. He was appointed as the operational advisor by Lashkar’s senior member, Zaki-ur-Rahman Lakhvi. Cheema played a significant role not only in planning and executing the 26/11 Mumbai attacks but also in training recruits recruited for the heinous act.

Recent Elimination of Lashkar Operatives

Several Lashkar terrorists associated with Pakistan’s most-wanted list have met their demise recently.

Adnan Ahmed alias Hanzala:

Hanzala, a prominent Lashkar-e-Taiba operative, was ambushed by unknown assailants in Karachi. He orchestrated the 2016 mastermind attack on a CRPF convoy in Pampore, resulting in the martyrdom of 8 soldiers and injuries to 22 others.

Akram Khan:

Former Lashkar terrorist Akram Khan, also known as Akram Gazi, was assassinated by gunfire on November 9th in the Bajaur tribal district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Khawaja Shahid:

Khawaja Shahid, alias Miyan Mujahid, was allegedly kidnapped and later found dead without a head near the Line of Control in Pakistan-administered Kashmir. Shahid was a key member of Lashkar-e-Taiba and reportedly masterminded the 2018 terrorist attack on the Indian Army camp in Sunjuwan, resulting in seven casualties.

September 2023 Lashkar Operatives:

In September 2023, Maulana Jiyaur Rahman was killed in Karachi’s Gulistan-e-Jauhar area, followed by the assassination of Lashkar’s Mufti Kasar Farooqi in Sohrab Goth, Karachi.

The recent demise of Qamar Cheema and the elimination of various Lashkar operatives mark a significant turn of events. The intricate web of terrorism continues to unfold, impacting regional security dynamics. While Pakistan and India exchange accusations, the underlying tensions persist, demanding vigilant monitoring and international cooperation.