February 2008 News

Kashmir Rebels Eye Arms Dealers

21 February 2008
United Press International

New Delhi: India says militants in Kashmir are looking to buy arms from underground dealers following a fall in support from Pakistan. Security forces in Jammu & Kashmir state have intercepted messages from militants in Kashmir suggesting they are now trying to buy arms from underground arms dealers in the state, as there has been a reduction in support from Pakistan, a senior Intelligence Bureau official said Thursday. Intelligence inputs suggested that militants were also unhappy with the Pakistan army, which has launched operations against fundamentalists and militants in the North-West Frontier province of the country and areas bordering Afghanistan, the official said.

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