Officials reported that Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist Shahid Latif, considered to be the architect of the 2016 attack on an Indian Air Force post in Pathankot, was killed in a mosque in Daska town in Pakistan’s Sialkot region on October 11 by unidentified gunmen. Shahid Latif, accompanied by his driver, was en route to a mosque for morning prayers when he was murdered near Masjid Noor in Sialkot’s Daska. Three motorcycle-borne men fired indiscriminately killing 53-year-old Latif.
In 2010, Congress-UPA govt released 25 terrorists as a goodwill gesture. One of them was terrorist Shahid Latif.
In 2016, Shahid Latif executed Pathankot attack & our 7 jawans martyred.
Now, In 2023, Terrorist Shahid Latif was shot dead by unidentified men in Sialkot, Pakistan. pic.twitter.com/oZvImOgEHJ
— Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) October 11, 2023
In the 2016 Pathankot terror attack, Latif played a significant role. During this incident, seven security personnel lost their lives. The Pakistan police are currently working on ascertaining the identities of the assailants. Another member of the Jaish terrorist group was also killed in the course of this attack, which law enforcement has officially categorized as a terrorist event.
According to an Indian Ministry of Home Affairs announcement, Shahid Latif, also known as ‘Chota Shahid Bhai’ and ‘Noor Al-Din,’ is a terrorist under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act of 1967.
Latif was employed as a Maulvi in Sialkot’s Noot Masjid. Hassan Iqbal, a senior police official, stated that an inquiry has been initiated to discover and apprehend the perpetrators. He was arrested on terror accusations in India in 1994. He was then tried and finally imprisoned. He served his term and was deported to Pakistan via the Wagah border in 2010. He was deported over the Attari-Wagah border in 2010 after serving 16 years in an Indian prison and is thought to have reconnected with Azhar, who had by that time created the Jaish-e-Mohammed terror organization.