Pakistan, under pressure to stop Islamist militant groups from using its territory for attacks, has moved against an Islamist militant camp, witnesses said.
Citing Pakistani news accounts and witnesses, the Los Angeles Times reported that the Pakistani military had sealed off a camp used by the Lashkar-e-Toiba or an affiliated group in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
Authorities in India have said they suspect the LeT in Pakistan was behind the Nov. 26 Mumbai terror attacks, in which more than 245 people died.
The LeT has denied involvement in the Mumbai carnage but U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, back in Washington from a subcontinent trip, told CNN’s Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer Sunday there’s no doubt the attacks were planned inside Pakistan. Rice did not directly link LeT to the attacks but also told that washington cannot deny the ISI involvement.
The LA Times report said the militant camp reportedly raided is near Muzaffarabad It was not known whether any militants were present at the time.
A BBC report quoted witnesses as saying several loud explosions were heard and that a helicopter and dozens of army personnel were at the scene. The camp was cordoned off, the report said.
There was no confirmation of the raid either from Pakistani officials and there was no comment from the LeT.
Pakistan has strongly denied involvement in the Mumbai attacks either by its officials or its agencies beside the main mastermind of Mumbai attack is still in POK and its Ex ISI who has trained these terrorist in Pok and northern states.
It shows how Pakistani ISI is involved in these terriorist attacks in whole world but yet the world is silent to Ban them for this henious act of barbarism.
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Publication date: 08 December 2008