A key accused in the 2019 Pulwama attack, Sameer Ahmad Dar, who was thought to have been killed in a gunfight on 31 July along with Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) commander Mohammad Ismail Alvi alias Lambu,Hindustan Times quoting people in the Indian security establishment has reported.
It has now emerged that the second militant killed with Lambu (a relative of JeM chief Maulana Masood Azhar) in the July operation was a Pakistani national who is yet to be identified, the people cited above told HT.
Lambu, who is from Bahawalpur, Pakistan, and was one of the main perpetrators of the February 14, 2019 Pulwama attack, was killed in the encounter.
The other militant killed was identified as Sameer Dar, 22, a local from Pulwama, who joined JeM in 2018. However, when security agencies later showed his body to the family, it was confirmed the second militant was not Dar. On closer examination, his photos, too, did not match the body, one of the people said.