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Detailed look at Masood Azhar's terror attacks in the world

Details of the acts of violence orchestrated by Masood Azhar from within Pakistan.

ET Bureau|
Updated: Mar 02, 2019, 08.14 AM IST
Masood Azhar
India has once again shared information and intelligence on Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar with the United Nations Security Council in an attempt to get him designated as a global terrorist.

While the government is gathering more information about the Pulwama terror attack mastermind, here is a detailed look at the man behind one of the most active terror organisations in the world and the acts of violence orchestrated by him from within Pakistan.


India shares info on terrorist Azhar with UN


Current Status
Believed to be suffering from renal failure, under treatment at the Army Hospital in Rawalpindi

Early Days of Azhar
1979-1990: Took part in the Soviet–Afghan War, was injured in battle. Assigned to Harkat ul-Ansar’s department of motivation

1990s: Appointed general secretary of Harkat ul-Ansar, preached in Saudi Arabia, Zambia, Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia

1993: Went to the UK, made contacts with operatives that remained active over the next two decades

December 31, 1999: Was released from Indian jail after the IC-814 hijacking; this was the third attempt to get him released; the first two being kidnappings of European nationals in Kashmir

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