Militant Says Got Training From Pak Army, ISI

Militant Says Got Training From Pak Army, ISI

2 October 2011
The Indian Express
Bashaarat Masood

Srinagar: The arrest of a Pakistani militant on the Line of Control in Kupwara has exposed the role of the Pakistani army and ISI in spreading terror in Kashmir, the Army’s top commander in the Valley Lt Gen S Atta Hasnain said on Sunday. The militant, Nisar Ahmad, a resident of Karachi, has reportedly confessed that he received training at a Lashkar-e-Toiba facility at Mansehra from members of the Pakistan Army and the ISI, headed by Abdullah Shaheen. Captured while trying to cross the Line of Control along with seven other alleged Lashkar members -during an encounter that lasted five days - Ahmad has reportedly revealed that after training, they were shifted to a Lashkar camp at Jamgrah and finally to the Kel Military Garrison in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. The garrison is located right opposite the Machil sector on the border, from where the militants tried to get in. Again, just before they left for the border, he and his group were given a briefing by members of the Pakistani army and ISI, Ahmad told the Army. “The arrest of this Pakistan national and Lashkar militant has exposed the nexus between the ISI, Pakistan Army and terrorist outfits in training, arming and psychological indoctrination of Pakistani youth for infiltrating and carrying out acts of terror in Kashmir,” Lt Gen Hasnain, the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 15 Corps, said at Trehgam in Kupwara.


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