Jaish-e-Mohammed/Khuddam-ul-Islam Terrorist Organizations // Jaish-e-Mohammed/Khuddam-ul-Islam



Former HUM leader Maulana Masood Azhar founded JEM in 2000 after being released from prison in India. He was freed in 1999 in exchange for 155 hostages who were kidnapped aboard an Indian Airlines flight that had been flown to Afghanistan. Nearly 75 percent of HUM members reportedly joined the new group. It quickly grew and gained recognition for its successful attacks in Kashmir, such as the April 2000 suicide bomb attack on an Indian military headquarters in Kashmir and the December...

 

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