LeT Says No Suicide Attacks During Elections

19 April 2009
Rising Kashmir

Srinagar: Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) has denied the media reports of carrying any suicide attacks during parliamentary elections in Jammu and Kashmir and killing of LeT woman militant. The spokesman of the outfit termed the reports as ‘propaganda of Indian agencies’. A caller identifying himself as LeT spokesman Dr Abdullah Gaznavi told a Jammu-based local news gathering agency NAK that LeT has no plans of carrying any suicide attacks during parliamentary elections ‘drama being staged by India in Kashmir’. “It is the handiwork of Indian agencies who are trying to malign the image of the outfit,” he said. Paying tributes to the slain militants of the outfit killed in forest area of Bhart in Doda district, the spokesman said: “We pay rich tributes to our cadre Nisar Ahmad and Muhammad Rafiq who laid their lives fighting Indian troops in Doda forests and strongly deny media reports that slain women killed in the encounter was linked with Lashkar-Toiba.” “Two Indian troops also died during the gunfight,” he said and appealed media that no person should be quoted as LeT spokesman as the outfit has only one spokesman Dr Abdullah Gaznavi and only his statement is ‘authenticated’. “LeT has no spokesman other than Gaznavi as other callers are claiming themselves as LeT spokesman. They have nothing to do with the outfit,” Gaznavi said.