Captured Pakistani terrorist Tabarak Hussain dies during treatment

New Delhi: Pakistani terrorist Tabarak Hussain who was captured by Indian Army last month and had claimed of receivng funds from Pakistani colonel to attack an Indian post died on Saturday after suffering a cardiac arrest.

According to reports, Hussain was sent to India on a suicide mission and was captured when he tried to attack an Army post in Rajouri in August.

He was being treated at the Army Hospital in Rajouri after suffering bullet injuries in his leg and shoulder.

“Tabarak Hussain, fidayeen suicide attacker from PoK, who was captured by Army on August 21 at LOC in Naushera, Rajouri, while trying to infiltrate LoC,died due to cardiac arrest today. He was being treated at Army Hospital in Rajouri and had bullet injuries in leg and shoulder,” news agency ANI cited army officials.

Tabarak was a resident of Sabzkot village of Kotli in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). He earlier said that he was given Rs 30,000 by a Pakistani colonel, Colonel Yunus, to target the Indian Army and that he had come along with four-five other men.

It is reported that Tabarak had been in a critical condition after receiving two bullet wounds. Army officials had reportedly donated blood to the terrorist to save his life.

“We never thought of him as a terrorist. We treated him like any other patient to save his life. It is the greatness of Indian Army officials who gave their blood to him even though he had come to bleed them. His blood group was very rare, O negative,” Brigadier Rajeev Nair was earlier quoted as saying by ANI.

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