New Delhi: Pakistan is arming the terror group Hizbul Mujahideen with chemical weapons to carry out terror strikes in Kashmir, audio excerpts intercepted by security agencies have revealed
Two days after seven pilgrims were killed in the Amarnath attack, the news of Pakistan arming militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen with chemical weapons to attack Kashmir has surfaced.
In a exclusive report, CNN News 18 on Wednesday asserted that it had access to audio tapes that reveal Pakistan’s plan and that the Hizbul members have already received these weapons.
“Peer Sahib (LeT chief Hafiz Muhammed Saeed) wants me, but my people want me back. Our next programme will be after Eid… We will plan our next move after Eid,” CNN News 18 reported, quoting the transcript that they have accessed. Kolkata24x7 could not independently verify these audio tapes.
Members of this outfit hope to surprise the Indian security forces, which have so far been dealing in conventional weaponry, with this chemical attack. “Inshallah, we are going to get lots of support from Pakistan…things are happening along the border. In days to come, Pakistan will step-up its anti-India game,’ a Hizbul operative can be heard saying at one point.
At another instance, this operative adds, “Till now we’ve used grenade launchers on the Indian army…killing just 3-4 and injuring a few. But now it’s time to change our tactics. We will straightaway use chemical weapons…to kill as many as possible at the same time.”
Hizbul Mujahideen is the biggest terror outfit in the Valley with around 200 active members. Its members are suspected to have aided Monday’s Amarnath Yatra attacks.
Seven pilgrims were killed and several injured on Monday evening when terrorists attacked a bus carrying the pilgrims in Batingu, near Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir.
The Jammu and Kashmir Police said that the Lashkar-e-Taiba was responsible for the attack on a bus carrying Amarnath pilgrims, which has been denied by the group.
“There is a LeT hand behind the terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims in Anantnag district where seven yatris were killed and 19 were injured. Investigation is still going on. Security has been reviewed,” the IG Kashmir said. Meanwhile, LeT condemned the attack on the pilgrims and called it a ‘reprehensible’ and ‘un-Islamic’ attack.