New Delhi, July 28: Prior to the attacks of Mumbai 26/11, the Lashkar-e-Tayiba had indicated its willingness to fight alongside the Taliban in Afghanistan. Back in the day, the ISI had not approved of this and felt that the focus of the outfit should be on India, especially Jammu and Kashmir.
Pakistan did not want its most important proxy to fight in Afghanistan as the US troops were very much in place there. The 26/11 attack originally planned by Ilyas Kashmiri of the 313 Brigade of the Al-Qaeda was handed over to the Lashkar-e-Tayiba with the sole intention of keeping its fighters away from Afghanistan.
New Delhi, July 26: With Independence Day approaching, the Ministry of Home Affairs has instructed the security agencies to be extra vigilant about any flying objects. The MHA has also advised the agencies to shoot down such objects if they try and go near sensitive areas.
The Intelligence Bureau has also sounded an alert ahead of Independence Day and said that terror groups would look to strike in the national capital. Groups such as the Jaish-e-Mohammad, Lashkar-e-Tayiba and Khalistan groups would look to carry out terror strikes in Delhi, an IB official told OneIndia.
New Delhi, July 22: With 10 encounters in 20 days in July, the number of terrorists killed in Jammu and Kashmir this year has gone up to 86. The months of June and July have been particularly active when it comes to anti terror operations and the security forces have gunned down 36 terrorists.
Until July 19, the number of terrorists killed in the Valley stood at 80. Of these 41 were from the Lashkar-e-Tayiba, while the rest were from the Hizbul Mujahideen, Al-Badr, Jaish-e-Mohammad and AuGH, Inspector General of Police, Vijay Kumar said.
New Delhi, July 20: A terrorist of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba who deserted the ranks of the Jammu and Kashmir police four years back has been killed in an encounter in Shopian, Jammu and Kashmir.
Another terrorist was also eliminated in the encounter. Ishfaq Dar alias Abu Akram was a top terrorist of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba, Kashmir police IGP, Vijay Kumar said. He had been active within the outfit since 2017.
New Delhi, July 16: The security forces gunned down two terrorists of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba in an encounter at the Danmar area of Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. During the encounter two personnel of the CRPF sustained injuries and they have been shifted to hospital.
A joint team of the Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF joined a cordon and search operation in the Alameda Colony of Danmar following a tip off. The area was then cordoned off by security forces.
New Delhi, July 14: A top commander of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba and two of his accomplices have been gunned down in an encounter in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir.
The Kashmir zone police said that the commander, Abu Huraira has been killed along with 2 local terrorist. Following information about the presence of terrorists in the area, a cordon and search operation was launched by the police.
New Delhi, July 11: With the Army and ISI chief in Pakistan stating that their country would be the first to recognise a Taliban government once it came to power in Afghanistan, India is keeping a close watch on the developments.
Officials tell OneIndia that some of the developments taking place in Kabul are worrisome and the Taliban has clearly violated the peace deal it signed with the US in 2020. To add to the problem is the Pakistan backed Lashkar-e-Tayiba which has sent scores of its fighters to back the Taliban. The Lashkar bosses not only continue to advise the Taliban, but are also part of training camps.
New Delhi, July 03: While the probe into the drone attack at the Indian Air Force base points to the role of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba the role of Pakistan state players is not being ruled out.
Director General of Police, Jammu and Kashmir, Dilbagh Singh said that there is a strong suspicion that the Lashkar-e-Tayiba was behind the incident, but the involvement of Pakistan state agencies cannot be ruled. He said that this is because an IED attack had been planned by the Lashkar-e-Tayiba at a crowded place in Jammu the same evening. Since the Lashkar is run from Pakistan, in a way Pakistan’s involvement cannot be ruled out, Singh also said. The question however is to what extent are the Pakistan agencies involved, he also said.
New Delhi, July 01: At the high level meeting headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier this week, the need for a comprehensive drone policy was discussed. On Sunday a rogue drone dropped two explosives on an Indian Air Force base on Jammu. Fortunately the drone missed the two intended targets.
Preliminary investigations now being handled by the National Investigation Agency have revealed that there is a Lashkar-e-Tayiba hand behind the incident. The action in this regard is extremely crucial considering that the Border Security Force has so far recorded at least 90 drone sightings. The BSF even spotted drones in naxal affected areas as well in eastern India.
New Delhi, July 01: The National Investigation Agency has arrested 2 Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorists in connection with the Darbhanga, Bihar railway station blast case.
The arrested persons are Imran Malik and Mohammad Nasir Khan, both residents of Nampally in Hyderabad. They originally hail from Shamli district in Uttar Pradesh. Earlier, the UP police had arrested a father son duo-Mohammad Haji Salim and his son Mohammad Kafil from Kairana, UP in connection with the same case.