IC-814 hijacker Zahoor Ibrahim killed

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One of the five hijackers of the Indian Airline flight IC-814,Mistry Zahoor Ibrahim alias Jamali was killed by unidentified gunmen on 1 March 2022 in Karachi, Pakistan. 

  • He was the last three surviving members of the Pakistani based terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed who hijacked the Indian Airlines flight IC-814 on 24 December 1999. The flight took off from Tribhuvan Airport Kathmandu, Nepal to New Delhi before it was hijacked and finally taken to Kandhar, Afghanistan. 

  • Afghanistan was ruled by Talibans which provided support to the terrorist. One of the passengers of the plane, Rupen Katyal was killed by Zahoor Ibrahim on the plane.

  • The cirisis was resolved when the government of India had to free three notorious terrorist Maulana Massod Azhar,Mushtaq Ahmed Zargar and Ahmed Omar Seikh in exchange for the passengers of the hijacked plane.

  • Of the five hijackers, the surviving hijackers are Ibrahim Azhar the brother of Maulana Azhar and Rauf Asghar.

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