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The terrorist has told investigators that his name is Mohammed Naved. But in a video shot on a cellphone minutes after he was handed over to the police, he calls himself "Usman."
In the video, he says he left Pakistan 12 days ago, entered India two days ago, and broke into an abandoned house with his companion, who, he said, was named Noman.
The pair of terrorists lobbed grenades and fired bullets at the military convoy. Noman was killed. Naved raced into a nearby village and took three men hostage in a school.
The villagers said that Naved took them to a hilltop where he positioned himself to fire at policemen who had launched a massive combing operation to locate him.
In a moment when he seemed distracted, one of the hostages seized his gun. Another grabbed him by the neck. "Let me go," he reportedly pleaded according to one the hostages.
The villagers then handed him over to policemen. Investigators say the terrorist is 22 and from the Faisalabad area of Pakistan.
After he was captured, Naved was taken to hospital for medical tests. He is now in police custody in Jammu and will be interrogated by national agencies today.
There are some reports that he is from the Pakistani terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba.
Pakistan has yet to comment on the terrorist. National Security Advisors from both countries are to meet later this month in Delhi to discuss combating terror.
In 2008, Ajmal Kasab alone was caught alive among the group of 10 Pakistanis who sailed into Mumbai and struck its landmarks, killing 166 people on behalf of the Lashkar. Kasab was hanged in 2012.