A militant caught alive following an attack on BSF forces in Udhampur in Jammu & Kashmir on Wednesday is suspected to be from Pakistan, the Jammu and Kashmir police have reportedly said.
Some news channels reported that the terrorists was identified as 'Usman', a 20-year-old, who is allegedly a Lashkar-e-Toiba operative in Pakistan, while some others reported his name as 'Kasim Khan'.
The terrorist was caught alive after he took three people hostage during the deadly siege that unfolded early Wednesday morning in Jammu.
"Preliminary questioning has revealed that the terrorist, Usman, is from Faislabad in Pakistan," Danish Rana, Inspector General of Jammu, told NDTV.
He has been taken to a hospital after which he will be interrogated.
The suspected Pakistani militant being caught alive gave a chilling reminder of Ajmal Kasab, the lone Pakistani terrorist caught alive after the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai in 2008, perpetrated by the LeT.
At about 7.30 am on Wednesday, two militants attacked a convoy of the Border Security Force (BSF) on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, killing two soldiers.
The BSF jawans returned fire, killing one militant, while the second terrorist, Khan, fled to a nearby village where he held people hostage near a school.
"The three people held hostage have been freed, police have got hold of one of the terrorists. Capturing him alive is a big achievement," IG Jammu, Danish Rana told Hindustan Times.
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The Udhampur terror attack comes within days after the Gurdaspur attack on police forces in Punjab on 27 July, in which seven people were killed, including the Superintendent of Police Baljeet Singh.
In fact, Usman is belived to have entered India last week along with the Gurdaspur terrorists, according to The Times of India.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh had said that the terrorists had come from Pakistan.
"The preliminary analysis of GPS data indicates that the terrorists had infiltrated from Pakistan through the area near Tash in Gurdaspur district, where the Ravi river enters Pakistan," Singh told Rajya Sabha last week.
Pakistan has also violated ceasefire several times in the past week, killing an Indian Army jawan and a civilian in Kashmir in the last few days.