Masood Azhar death news makes a cut, Indian authorities checking authenticity
New Delhi : Terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar has reportedly been killed in the air strikes by the Indian fighter jets in Balakot. While the official confirmation to the news is still pending, the Indian authorities have started checking the authenticity.
The Pakistan-based terrorist group released a statement refuting the claims and said, ”The dreaded terrorist is alive and doing well."
Other than the Jaish-e-Mohammad, Pakistan’s Geo Urdu News also dismissed the news of Azhar’s death and said that reports claiming JeM leader is dead are false.
The media report quoted a source from the family as saying, ‘Azhar is alive’, without elaborating on his health condition.
The news on social media erupted after Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told CNN that he is in contact with the JeM, confirming his presence in the country with a bad medical condition. “He is in Pakistan, according to my information. He is unwell to the extent that he can’t leave his house, because he’s really unwell,” Qureshi stated.
Masood Azhar Death News on Social Media
A day after his presence in Pakistan got confirmed, people on social media claimed that he was seriously injured in the air strikes conducted by India on February 26. And, now he is no more.
Who is Masood Azhar?
A resident of Bahawalpur in Pakistan’s Punjab province, Azhar formed the Jaish-e-Mohammed in 2000. 50-year-old Azhar has been accused of being the mastermind of the 2001 Parliament attack, suicide attack on Jammu and Kashmir state assembly, attack on Pathankot IAF base and the latest Pulwama terror strike.