JeM celebrates Pathankot attack, Maulana Masood Azhar praises attackers

In the audio message, Ajhar refers directly to the Pathankot attack and exhorts the JeM attackers.

Updated: Jan 08, 2016, 23:47 PM IST
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New Delhi: The Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) on Friday celebrated the deadly terror attack on the Indian Air Force station in Pathankot, Punjab, and said that “Indians who kill unarmed Muslims in Kashmir are now dragging their own dead”.

A short audio message of JeM chief Maulana Masood Azhar was uploaded on one of JeM's websites registered and hosted in Pakistan to celebrate the terror attack on January 2 and 3.

In the audio message, Ajhar refers directly to the Pathankot attack and exhorts the JeM attackers.

A copy of the audio clip, which India Today has procured, described the terrorists as “Mujahideens” who fought valiantly “Indian tanks, helicopters and Indian forces to reach their goal”.

The audio message further describes the site of the attack, Pathankot airbase, as “heavenly scene”.

The JeM chief hails what happened in Pathankot, saying “Four Mujahideens attacked India's Pathankot airbase at 3 am after Friday. We can only imagine the heavenly scene it would have been. 48 hours later, India hasn't been able to figure out their numbers or their path.”

“Who can ever imagine that someone could fight in this cold for 48 hours without sleep and food,” he said.

“But these men fought tanks and helicopters and kept killing Indian forces,” he added.

He said “Indians who kill unarmed Muslims in Kashmir are now dragging their own dead.

“Lt Col Niranjan of NSG, medal winner Subedar Fateh Singh, all dead and many others.”

Pointing at the initial Indian confusion regarding the number of terrorists who attacked the base, Ajhar said “Indians first declared all four terrorists are dead, then they repeatedly changed their version.

“The big nation is now crying and accusing others like a coward.”

This was Ajhar's second audio message against India in about two months. In his earlier audio message two months ago, he had declared “jihad against India”.

The JeM chief is believed to reside in Pakistan's Punjab province from where he spreads the tentacles of terror against India.

Video courtesy: India Today