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Police show the arms and ammunition recovered from a Kashmir-bound truck, in Kathua, Jammu.

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Police personnel show three suspected Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists, who were arrested after recovery of a huge load of arms and ammunition from a Kashmir-bound truck, in Kathua, Jammu.

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Locals inspect the damaged houses where four Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militants, including two Special Police officer's (SPO's) who escaped with service rifles and joined JeM ranks yesterday, were hiding during an encounter in which they were killed, at Panjran Litter area in Pulwama.

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BJP workers celebrate with crackers after United Nations Security Council (UNSC) designated Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as global terrorist, in front of Vidhan Bhawan in Lucknow.

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Shiv Sena activists beat a poster of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar with slippers as a mark of protest, in Jammu. UN listed Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) leader Masood Azhar as a global terrorist.

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Shiv Sena activists raise slogans against Pakistan as they celebrate after UN listed Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) leader Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, in Jammu.

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In this file photo, Masood Azhar, center, wearing glasses and white turban, leader of Jaish-e-Mohammad arrives in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistan's Foreign Ministry said that Azhar, the leader of an outlawed militant group blamed by India for a February suicide attack that killed 40 of its soldiers has been added to a United Nations sanctions blacklist by the Security Council.

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Jammu and Kashmir police shows three suspected militants of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) to the media during a press conference in Srinagar. The militants were arrested in connection with Friday's attack on a police post in Chanapora area of the city.

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In this Jan. 22, 2000 file photo, Masood Azhar, founder of a major Islamic militant group, Jaish-e-Mohammad arrives in Karachi, Pakistan. The Pakistan-based group's attack in Kashmir sent tensions soaring between the two nuclear armed neighbors.

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Pakistani reporters and troops visit the site of an Indian airstrike in Jaba, near Balakot, Pakistan. Pakistan said India launched an airstrike on its territory early Tuesday that caused no casualties, while India said it targeted a terrorist training camp in a pre-emptive strike that killed a "very large number" of militants.

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Students wave Tricolour and display placards while celebrating Indian Air Force (IAF)'s strike on JeM camps, at Shaurya Smarak in Bhopal.

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People chant slogans as they celebrate India's major preemptive strike on Jaish-e-Mohammed's camps, in Jammu.

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People chant slogans as they celebrate India's major preemptive strike on Jaish-e-Mohammed's camps, in Patna.

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People chant slogans as they celebrate India's major preemptive strike on Jaish-e-Mohammed's camps, in Jammu.

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Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale briefs the media on India's major preemptive strike on Jaish-e-Mohammed's biggest camp, in New Delhi.

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An alleged JeM terrorist arrested from Saharanpur, being produced before a local court in Lucknow. The court sent the terrorists for ten days remand.

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Photographs of Shahnawaz Ahmed Teli (L) and Aqib Ahmad Malik, the two terrorists linked to the Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), who were arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police ATS in Deoband.

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Jaish chief Masood Azhar in Islamabad

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Senior police and civil officers pay tribute to head constable Abdul Rashid, who was killed in an encounter with militants, at Pinglan in Pulwama district of South Kashmir. Three Jaish terrorists, four Army personnel, including a Major, a policeman and a civilian were killed in the encounter today.

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Muslim people beat posters of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Massod Azhar during a protest against Pulwama terror attack, in Ahmedabad.

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Army soldiers near the site of suicide bomb attack at Lathepora Awantipora in Pulwama district of south Kashmir.

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Security personnel carry out the rescue and relief works at the site of suicide bomb attack at Lathepora Awantipora in Pulwama district of south Kashmir. At least 30 CRPF jawans were killed and dozens other injured when a CRPF convoy was attacked.

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Paramilitary soldiers stand by the wreckage of a bus after an explosion in Pampore, Kashmir.

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Funeral of Jaish militant Ishfaq Ahmad at his village in Tral

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Army personnel take positions towards the spot where five Jaish-e-Muhammad militants were killed during gun fight, at Uri near Line of Control (LOC) in North Kashmir.

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Army personnel take positions towards the spot where five Jaish-e-Muhammad militants were killed during gun fight, at Uri near Line of Control (LOC) in North Kashmir.

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JeM founder Masood Azhar

Chief of a religious party Jaish-e-Mohammad Maulana Masood Azhar

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Three suspected members of terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed, arrested for allegedly planning an attack in the national capital, were remanded to 10-day police custody by a court in New Delhi.

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Three suspected members of terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed, arrested for allegedly planning an attack in the national capital, were remanded to 10-day police custody by a court in New Delhi.

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In this file photo Maulana Masood Azhar, center, (wearing glasses and white turban), arrives in Islamabad, Pakistan. The leader of an outlawed Pakistani militant group has been taken into "protective custody" amid a probe as to whether he is linked to a deadly attack earlier this month on Pathankot air base, two security officials and a provincial minister.

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Security forces with sniffer dog frisking passengers at New Delhi Railway Station after the bomb scare on Delhi-Kanpur train.

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Bomb disposal squad at New Delhi Railway Station after the bomb scare on Delhi-Kanpur train.

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Security arrangements at Raisina Hill during alert after militant attack at Pathankot.

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Army soldiers conduct a search operation in a forest area outside the Air Force Base.

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Security person during the operation against the militants who attacked the Indian Air Force base.

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Army soldiers conduct a search operation in a forest area outside the Indian Air Force base.

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Army soldiers conduct a search operation in a forest area outside the Air Force Base.

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Hindusena activists protest against Jaish-e-Mohammed at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi over the terror attack in Pathankot

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Army Personnels moves towards a house where two Jaish-e-Mohammad militants were hiding during an encounter in which both militants were killed and one security person was injured, at Tral area of south Kashmir.

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A Jaish-e-Muhammad operative, Javaid Ahmad Dar, who was arrested in North Kashmiri’s Baramulla District.

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Policeman surrounding the car in which two Jaish-e-Mohammad militants were killed during an encounter in Srinagar.

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Local women washing off the blood stains on the road following an encounter in which two Jaish-e-Mohammad militants were killed in Srinagar.

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Policemen are seen through the damaged windshield of a car in which suspected militants were traveling after an encounter on the banks of Dal Lake in Srinagar. Security forces gunned down Sajad Afghani, suspected chief commander of Jaish-e Mohammed, in the car along with his body guard, news reports said.

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Policemen taking cover during an encounter with two militants of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) outfit holed up inside a house at village Kachu Muqam in Chadoosa, 60 kms North of Srinagar. Both the militants were killed in the day-long encounter.

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Maulana Masood Azhar - Jaish-e-Mohammed
Born in 1968 to the owners of a dairy and poultry farm in Bahawalpur, he studied in Karachi’s Binoria seminary, where he became involved with the Harkat-ul-Ansar. He travelled to Srinagar in early 1994 and organised terrorist activities in Kashmir. Subsequently arrested, he was set free in exchange for the passengers of the hijacked Indian Airlines Flight 814 (IC-814). He then launched the Jaish and was accused of masterminding several attacks in India, including the one on Parliament in December 2001. India has repeatedly demanded Masood’s extradition, but Islamabad says his whereabouts are unknown. Following 26/11, he abandoned his Bahawalpur headquarters, though reports don’t rule out the possibility of his being in an ISI safehouse. Such stories testify to his proximity to the state.