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14 Aug 06,, 21:12
Presence of Al-Qaeda cadres found in J&K

Srinagar has been virtually turned into a fortress; Security forces ready to face even suicide squads

New Delhi: Intercepts of telecommunication messages between militants in Jammu and Kashmir and their mentors in Pakistan suggest that cadres of the Al-Qaeda were present in the Kashmir Valley. Senior security officials engaged in gathering technical intelligence in the Valley said the intercepts were of communication between Lashker-e-Taiba cadres.

The sources said that while some of them were hiding in the higher reaches of Bandipore in north Kashmir along with LeT "chief commander" Bilal alias Salahuddin, a few more were believed to be holed up in the forests of Budhal in Qazigund along the Jammu-Srinagar highway. Both these locations are strategically placed as the terrorists could flee to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir quickly in the event of any military offensive, they said. -- PTI

Shujaat Bukhari reports from Srinagar:

With one day left for Independence Day, the security set-up is making elaborate arrangements to thwart any possible attempt by militants to disrupt the celebrations. For the 16th consecutive year, Srinagar has virtually been turned into fortress on the eve of Independence Day with security men combing each and every part of the city.

Fresh spate of violence in the past few weeks has further increased the threat of suicide attacks by militants on August 15. The focus of the security apparatus has shifted to Bakhshi Stadium where Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad will take the salute and unfurl the Tricolour for the first time after taking over the leadership of govt.

A multi-tier security is in place around the stadium and all roads leading to it have been sealed. Besides Jammu and Kashmir Police, thick columns of CRPF are on the job. "We have surely increased the number of personnel though the threat is of general nature as it has been in the past," said A.P. Maheshwari, Inspector-General of CRPF for Kashmir province.

15 Aug 06,, 06:30
I think LeT is a bigger threat than Al-qaida.LeT is an organised terrorist oranisation,Al-Qaeda isn't. Anyways kill them all :mad: .

15 Aug 06,, 06:47
It maybe worth noting that the boss of the successor to LeT (because it is banned) i.e. Dawa was placed under house confinement by the Pakistani govt.

Then, the airliner bomb threat surfaced in London.

Now, it is proved that LeT financed the London airliner plot.

Therefore, could it be that the Dawa chap was not interned because of any change of heart in Pakistan and instead on orders from Bush and Tony?

Pak to ban charity group
Passengers keep warm with blankets given by airport staff as they wait for their flights outside Heathrow’s Terminal 4 on Monday. (AP)

Islamabad, Aug. 14: A week after putting Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Mohammad Saeed under house arrest at his Lahore residence, Pakistan today vowed to ban the LeT’s parent organisation, the Jamatud Da’awa (JD), after the UN has officially done so.

“We will freeze assets and seal infrastructure of the JD the moment it is proscribed by the UN,” interior minister Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao told The Telegraph in Islamabad.

“The Jamat is currently under close watch,” Sherpao said, adding that Saeed was put under house arrest as a “precaution”.

However, the minister did not disclose what really prompted the authorities to detain Saeed for a period of one month. However, they stressed that the government would take further action once the party was outlawed.

Saeed, who presently heads the JD, abandoned the LeT a few days before President Pervez Musharraf outlawed it along with five other extremist organisations in January 2002.

The defunct LeT has been sharply criticised by New Delhi for its alleged terrorist acts in India and its support to Kashmiri militants.

Formed in 2001, the JD has been actively engaged in relief activities in Pakistani Kashmir after the October 8, 2005, earthquake which killed over 75,000 people and left more than 3.5 million homeless.

While Pakistan’s government allowed the JD to take part in relief efforts, the US and Indian governments criticised the decision.

Sherpao also confessed that Musharraf praised the Jamat for its relief activities in Pakistani Kashmir.

“But this does not mean that we will not take any action if there is evidence of JD’s involvement in undesirable activities,” he said.

According to a New York Times report, British and Pakistani investigators are looking into the possibility that the Jamat, whose name means the Association of the Call to Righteousness, passed the earthquake donations raised in British mosques to the plotters who had planned to blow up 10 US bound aircraft, according to a person familiar with the investigation.

One former Pakistani official close to the intelligence department there, said the charity provided the money for buying plane tickets for a practice run and the attacks themselves. The money is believed to have come directly from the group’s network in Britain and was not sent from Pakistan, the former official said.


16 Aug 06,, 05:34
Presence of Al-Qaeda cadres found in J&K
There is not such org in India, but an attempt by the Pakistani army/ ISI to shrug off blame for continued terrorism in Kashmir.

16 Aug 06,, 06:03
sir, all such orgs are intermixing very fast...

16 Aug 06,, 06:08
sir, all such orgs are intermixing very fast...

Intermarriage..first cousin of LeT and first cousin of Al qaeda...produces grade A terrorist. :rolleyes:

16 Aug 06,, 06:28
Intermarriage..first cousin of LeT and first cousin of Al qaeda...produces grade A terrorist. :rolleyes:
or a birth defect...

16 Aug 06,, 09:32
Goes without saying doesnt it..?
Any jihadi is retarded..