New Delhi: A Pakistani commando, Ahmed Khan who played an important role in capture of Commander Abhinandan Varthaman when his IAF jet crashed in Pakistani territory in February this year has been killed in firing by Indian forces along the Line of Control (LOC).
According to reports, Ahmed Khan, a subedar with the Pakistan Army's Special Service Group, was killed by the Indian Army in Nakyal sector of the LoC on August 17 when he was trying to facilitate more infiltrators into India.
In an India retaliation to Pakistan's mortar attack in the Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch on August 17, Pakistan was firing mortar shells to allow infiltrators to enter India, Khan was killed in the return fire by India.
As per the sources, Ahmed Khan was specially roped in by the army to promote the infiltration of well-trained militants of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) outfit in the Nowshera, Sundarbani and Pallan Wala sectors of Kashmir.
Khan can be seen in the photos released by Pakistan after Abhinandan's capture on February 27. He can be seen behind the IAF officer. Abhinandan was captured after his MiG 21 was shot down by Pakistani forces when he went chasing after a Pakistani jet in the aftermath of the Balakot airstrike.