Jaish-e-Mohammed, the UN designated terror group that targets Jammu and Kashmir, has readied 400 terrorists at its coaching camps in Afghanistan who’ve been deployed with Taliban models earlier than they’re despatched to Kashmir valley, individuals conversant in the event advised Hindustan Instances.
As first reported by Hindustan Instances, Afghan forces had found one in all Jaish’s terror camps fairly by probability final month after they had been out on a counter-terrorist mission on April 12. Preliminary interrogation of the terrorists arrested on this operation, nonetheless, have led Indian safety companies to conclude that there have been half-a-dozen extra camps.
Counter-terror officers in Delhi and Kabul mentioned the Jaish-e-Mohammed had already readied 400 fighters at these camps arrange after the Taliban signed the 29 February pact with the US Particular Consultant for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad.
The pact, which requires the Afghan forces and the Taliban to launch prisoners from the opposite facet, paves the way in which for the US and different international forces to give up Afghanistan.
“Jaish cadres have been deployed with Taliban models in areas between Khost to Jalalabad in east Afghanistan and likewise in areas near the Pakistan border in Kandahar province,” a counter terror official in Kabul confirmed.
Officers mentioned the synergy between the Taliban and the Jaish-e-Mohammed – some intel reviews say the Lashkar-e-Tayyiba have additionally despatched its cadres for coaching to the Jaish camps – is being anchored by Pakistan’s Inter Companies Intelligence.
Zerar, one of many Jaish operatives arrested by the Afghan forces in follow-up motion, has advised interrogators that the coaching base busted by the forces had been being “skilled, geared up and supported by Pakistan navy personnel”. Lots of them, he mentioned, had escaped within the hearth cowl offered by Pakistan navy personnel to assist them escape. Zerar, recognized as a resident of Pakistan capital Islamabad, was amongst them. He was arrested three days later, on April 15.
The phobia group based by Maulana Masood Azhar is being run by his youthful brother Mufti Abdul Rauf Asghar since Masood Azhar, who was designated as a worldwide terrorist by the United Nations final 12 months, has been terminally in poor health.
Diplomats in Kabul say Masood Azhar’s elder brother, Ibrahim Azhar, has been noticed in Ghazni metropolis in central Afghanistan, presumably in context of the trouble to deepen ties with the Taliban.
The coaching camps stay below total cost of Mufti Asghar Kashmiri, commander of Jaish’s Kashmir operations who has been noticed round terrorist launch pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
The Afghan struggle veteran Mufti Asghar Kashmiri, who was as soon as with the Harkat-ul-Mujahideen, oversees the operational points of the infiltration from Leepa valley that results in Kupwara in north Kashmir and has been the favoured route for terrorists over the previous few weeks.
Within the two-day operation that gave safety officers an perception into the extent of Jaish presence in Afghanistan, Afghan safety officers had focused a Jaish-e-Mohammed base arrange in coordination with Taliban within the Ghorak-e-Mohmand space of Momand Dara, a district within the east of Nangarhar Province close to the Durand Line throughout Torkham was demolished. No less than 14 Jaish cadres had been killed and a weapons depot destroyed.