Lashkar-E-Toiba Claims Responsibility For Uri Attacks

Lashkar-E-Toiba Claims Responsibility For Uri Attacks

Islamabad: Pakistan based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba has claimed responsibility for the heinous attack in Kashmir’s Uri that killed 20 soldiers in September.

Funeral prayers in absentia for one of the Uri attackers, organized by LeT’s parent organization Jamat-ud-Dawa, are to be held in Gujranwala of Punjab, Pakistan, according to posters widely circulated on social media. A special address by JuD chief Hafiz Saeed will be held after the prayers, the poster said.

The poster brags that LeT’s Muhammad Anas, code named Abu-Saraqa attained “martyrdom” while carrying out the attack on the Indian Army camp in Uri, Kashmir. Written in Urdu, the poster, however also made an outlandish claim that LeT terrorists had killed 177 Indian soldiers.

“Funeral prayers in absentia for Mujahid Bhai Abu Siraqa Muhammad Anas martyr for having killed 177 Hindu soldiers in Kashmir,” the poster said. The funeral is at Sadabahar Nursery near Bada Nala Nawab Chowk Girjakh Gujranwala.

The claim assumes significance since the Pakistan government has consistently denied the role of its Kashmir-centric terror groups in the Uri attack.

Muhammad Aamir Hussaini, a staff reporter with the Frontier Post in Pakistan told ,”After such posters and such events organized by JUD, what will be authenticity of claims made by Pakistani Foreign Office in front of International community.” This poster shows that Hafiz Saeed is working in Punjab with the consent of the civilian government and in this case the military establishment, he added.