My Times Today.The alleged Jaish-e-Mohammed suicide bomber, who rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into a bus carrying Central Reserve Police Force jawans, killing at least 44 of them, in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday afternoon, has been identified as Adil Ahmad Dar.
Dar, who dropped out of class 12 in a local school in Gundibagh in March 2017, went missing in 2018. Soon after, there were reports of him being spotted with terrorist groups like Lashkar-e-Toiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed and Hizbul Mujahideen.
Dar reportedly went ahead on the path of violence after his cousin was killed in an encounter.
As per local villagers, his cousin was also a terrorist. In 2018, Dar went missing and reportedly joined JeM – a Pakistan-based terror outfit, under the name of Waqas commando. He was resident of Gundibagh, a village which is around 10 km away from the spot of Pulwama terror attack in which at least 44 CRPF jawans have been killed.