Ayodhya Attack Mastermind Killed, 5 Others Arrested
11 August 2007
The Times of India
Jammu: Security personnel gunned down a top Jaish-e-Mohammed militant, believed to be the mastermind behind the 2005 Ayodhya attack, in an encounter and arrested five of his associates in the heart of Jammu city in the wee hours of Saturday. Saifullah Kari, the divisional commander of the Jaish-e-Mohammed, was killed in the encounter at Janipur area of the city, IGP (Jammu Zone) S P Vaid said. On specific information, a joint team of Jammu and Kashmir Police and Delhi Police raided a militants' hideout in Janipur area of the city where the ultras were planning an attack during the independence day celebrations. One Sub Inspector of Delhi Police was also injured in the gun battle. Kari was responsible for planning and executing the attack in Ayodhya in 2005 in which six militants and one civilian were killed.