Joint ops by Pak terror groups worry India

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  1. AlHindi

    AlHindi so-called Extremist

    Joint ops by Pak terror groups worry India
    25 Feb 2008, 0015 hrs IST,Indrani Bagchi,TNN

    NEW DELHI: Security agencies monitoring the evolution of terrorist groups in Pakistan have identified what they think is an alarming trend.

    A number of arrests by Pakistani forces in the past few months have shown that terror groups like Jaish-e-Mohammed, Harkat-ul-Mujahideen (HuM), Harkat-ul-Jihad-Islami are pooling resources, banding together for joint operations.

    This trend has been clearly discernible since the Pakistan army's disastrous Lal Masjid operations in Islamabad in July 2007 but it has become more pronounced in the past month leading up to Pakistan's elections.

    According to reports reaching India, Pakistani forces picked up more than 60 terrorists in mid-January from different parts of the country - they were Lashkar-e-Jhangvi activists working in tandem with JeM, HuM and HuJI.

    The danger, Indian officials said, was that if the new government in Pakistan demonstrated loose controls over these groups, they could even continue their cooperation across the border into India. According to intelligence reports, such "joint" operatives are being picked up from diverse places inside Pakistan.

    In the FATA areas, these groups have included the anti-Shia Sipah-e-Sahaba, LeJ and the Tehrik-e-Nifaz Shariat-e-Mohammed of Maulana Fazlullah. Through the month of January, militants of these groups, working together, have been picked up by Pakistani forces trying to enter Punjab before the elections. One of them, who could not be arrested, apparently blew himself up, killing 12 people.

    By the end of January, an even more disturbing element became clear - along with the usual suspects were added terrorists from Lashkar-e-Toiba and that of Muslim United Army International. They were picked up in Darra Adam Khel where these groups were found to have established some eight training camps where even foreign militants were being trained.

    What has surprised Indian security observers is the inclusion of the LeT. The other groups have had a recent history of working together, particularly after the US-inspired campaigns against terror groups started inside Pakistan, but Lashkar remained out of it.

    "Lashkar is almost a fully-owned subsidiary of the ISI," said an official monitoring terror groups. When the LeT starts acting with the others, a whole host of questions - and a whole host of possibilities - are thrown up for debate. For the foreseeable future, Indian agencies are following this new and disturbing trend, looking out for the time when this terror cooperation could spill over into India.
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2008
  2. AlHindi

    AlHindi so-called Extremist

    If this is the case then they need not worry about LeT as a whole, most probably they were split members because of this, else why would they be then arrested..?

  3. Ibn_Anas

    Ibn_Anas New Member

    "Lashkar is almost a fully-owned subsidiary of the ISI"

    Now that is truely a statment of the Indians, unfortunatly often quoted by the muslims.
  4. Umm

    Umm New Member

    I thought the truth was that although Lashkar was initially helped by the ISI, they are not under the control of either the ISI or the Pakistani government?
  5. AlHindi

    AlHindi so-called Extremist

    I agree, after all they are upon the salafimanhaj, and our deen is Nasiha for the rulers, how can we ignore that "Pakistan ka matlab kya? la ilaha ilAllah" motto of Pak army is "Eman, Taqwa aur Jihad fisabilillah"

    Some links on their website:
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