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Amjad Farooqi

Born: 1972;

Place of Birth: Punjab, Pakistan;

Gender: Male;

Nationality: Pakistani;

Address: Unknown;

Known also as: Amjad Hussain, Amjad Hussain Farooqi, Mansur Hasnain, Imtiaz Siddiqui, “Hyder”, “Doctor Who”;

Amjad Farooqi (1972 – September 26, 2004) known by the alias Amjad Hussain, was an Islamic militant. He was born in Punjab, Pakistan and participated in the fighting against India in Kashmir.

Amjad was believed to be involved in the 1995 kidnapping of Western tourists in Kashmir and under the alias Mansur Hasnain was said to be one of the hijackers of Indian Airlines flight 814 in 1999.


Farooqi allegedly was involved in the murder of Daniel Pearl in 2002, as well as conspiring with Abu Faraj al-Libbi to kill General Pervez Musharraf during the assassination attempts in Rawalpindi on December 14 and December 25, 2003. Farooqi might have been an associate of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed.

Pakistani forces launched a massive manhunt in May 2004, which ended with Farooqi’s death in a two-hour gun battle at a house in southern Sindh province.

Farooqi was a member of the Pakistani-based jihadi group Jaish-e-Mohammed, which was founded by Masood Azhar after he was released by India because of a deal with hijackers who hijacked an Indian plane in December 1999.

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  • LLL-GFATF-Jaish-e-Mohammed Jaish-e-Mohammad Jaish-e-Mohammed is a Pakistan-based Deobandi jihadist group active in Kashmir.… [+]

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