United Jihad Council of Kashmir led by Syed Salahuddin accepts responsibility of Pathan Kot Air Base Attack

United Jihad Council of Kashmir led by Syed Salahuddin accepts responsibility of Pathan Kot Air Base Attack

NEW DELHI: United Jihad Council (UJC), a conglomerate of Kashmiri militant outfits on Monday responsibility for the terror attack at Pathankot Air Force base, reports. 

 

Syed Sadaqat Hussain who belongs to the group said that the terrorists struck the air base on January 2. He added that the attack was carried out by "Kashmiri militants associated with highway squad".

 

  Syed Salahuddin heads the UJC which includes terror groups such as  Harkat-ul-Ansar, Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, Jamiat-ul- Mujahideen, Al-Jihad, Al-Barq, Al-Badr, Ikhwan-ul-Mussalmin, and Tehrik-ul-Mujahideen.

 

The security forces killed one more terrorist during the combing operation at the Pathankot air base on Monday afternoon, taking the total number of ultras killed so far to five, said Defence Ministry sources.

 

 Five terrorists had already been liquidated last evening, following which the security forces launched a massive combing operation to eliminate two more terrorists hiding in the air base.  

 

Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi had stated on Sunday that the security forces had confirmed the presence of two more terrorists on the air force station. (HT)