Terror on Mobile, Lashkar Designs Dreaded App


New Delhi: Pakistani terror outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) has now developed an exclusive mobile application for its operatives active in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and elsewhere to make their communication secure, a report said on October 14, reports Zee News.

As per a report published in The Hindustan Times, the new mobile application will help the LeT operatives in keeping their communication highly secure. The application allows the user to make phone calls and send text messages to other users who have the same application installed on their devices.

This was confirmed by a central counter terror official who said that captured LeT terrorist Mohammad Naved alias Usman had revealed during his interrogation that his ‘commander’ in the Valley, Abu Qasim, was using an application on his mobile to stay in touch with his handlers and other operatives. Naved also confirmed that the mobile application was specially developed by LeT for its operatives.

The official also said that they suspect that the app is running on a separate server that may be installed in Pakistan. Technical experts at National Investigating Agency (NIA) are trying to get more details about the application, added report.

It is not the first time LeT has shown innovation in using communication tools. During the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, LeT ‘commanders’ sitting in Karachi used Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service to stay in touch with their attack squad in India’s financial capital, Mumbai. Later, there were also reports of LeT developing an exclusive VoIP for its field operatives.

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