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Jaish-e-Mohammed Chief Masood Azhar Is ‘Alive’, Claims Pakistan Media Report

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| March 4 , 2019 , 13:37 IST

After speculations over Jaish-e-Mohammed chief and terrorist Masood Azhar's death started circulating on Twitter, the Pakistan Media Reports released a statement on Monday stating that he is alive. However there is no official confirmation from Pakistan’s government.

Quoting unnamed sources close to the family of the JeM chief, the Pakistan media channel said Azhar is "alive", without elaborating on his health condition.

"I don't know anything at this moment," Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry told PTI when asked about media reports claiming the death of Azhar.

Meanwhile, Intelligence agencies in New Delhi were trying to ascertain reports on the social media about the death of Masood Azhar in Pakistan.

The Indian officials said they had no information other than that Masood Azhar was undergoing treatment at an army hospital after suffering renal failure.

However, a few other Twitter users suggested that it's just another diversionary tactics by Pakistan after India's pressure. Masood Azhar is the founder and leader of the terrorist organization Jaish-e-Mohammed which is active mainly in the PoK.

Jaish terror group's Balakot camp, where training was imparted to recruits to carry out suicide attacks, was targeted by the IAF in an air strike last week, following the Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed.

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The Indian government has claimed that it achieved massive success by destroying the facility.