A chance discovery of global terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed cadres in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province on Monday night has confirmed the assessment of Indian intelligence agencies that Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence had resumed training a get group of terrorists for Kashmir in war-torn Afghanistan, people conversant in the event told to the Media.
The Afghan forces had administered a raid in Nangarhar’s Muhmand Dara at what was presumed to be a Taliban camp that led to a bloody gunfight. At the top of the clash that cost the Afghan security forces four lives on April 13-14 night, the safety personnel discovered that only 5 of the 15 men that they had killed were from the Afghan Taliban.
The opposite 10 were Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists being trained to fight in Jammu and Kashmir. One Jaish terrorist survived the gunfight and was captured. Counter-terror operatives in Delhi and Kabul told HT that the Masood Azhar-founded Jaish-e-Mohammed, which shares an equivalent Deobandi duct with Taliban, seemed to be running three camps (called Mustaquil) alongside four Taliban camps in Nangarhar province.
The camps are identified as Khogyani I, Khogyani II and Dargah camp in Nangarhar province and were lent by the Taliban in lieu of Haqqani network’s cadre being trained in JeM’s camps in Pakistan. Hindustan Times has accessed photographs and video footage of the clash. one among these photographs shows a number of the weapons seized by the Afghan security forces from the camp: 2 mortar launchers, one rocket-propelled grenade and a couple of AK series rifles.
Maulana Masood Azhar, who has been on India’s favorite list for years, is incapacitated thanks to health issues and lives within the terror group’s headquarters, Markaz-e-Usman-o-Ali in Pakistan’s Bahawalpur. His younger brother Mufti Rauf Asghar is that the man running the Jaish ‘s terror show.
Intelligence reports indicate that the Jaish’s de facto chief Mufti Rauf Asghar’s son Wali Azhar is additionally being trained in these camps that are headed by former Afghan war and Harkat-ul-Mujahideen veteran Mufti Asghar Kashmiri.
His second-in-command at these camps is that the Jaish’s Kashmir infiltration specialist Abdullah aka Asadullah. “We have photographic evidence that places Kashmiri and Abdullah at the fear launch pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir,” one official told to the Media. consistent with information shared with India’s security planners, Pakistan-occupied Kashmir residents Yasin, Umar, Said, and Mansoor alongside Bahawalpur-based chief trainer Chacha Wagah, Junaid, and Qari Sahab was present within the camp alongside Kashmiri and Abdullah as late as March 29.
the entire strength of Khogyani I camp is 23 cadres and 7 instructors, while the number of cadres in Khogyani II and Dargah camps number 66 excluding trainers and logistics staff. The radicalized cadre are being given a 15-day normal training after which they need to clear the six-month “Jundullah (commando)” training course before being embarked on J&K.
These cadres also are being given jungle survival training in the Kunar reserve near the Nuristan border. Miniature replicas of the areas around their launch pads at Neelum, Sharda, Kel, Athmuqam, Leepa, Kotli and Forward Kahuta across the road of Control (LOC) are created for briefing them about infiltration into J&K. Already, intelligence agencies have reported that the Pakistan terror groups had prepped to send about 230 terrorists across the road of Control.
Indian national security planners also are watching with some anxiety the emerging big picture in Afghanistan with the US on the verge of withdrawal and Taliban ready to fight it out with the Ashraf Ghani regime for the seat in Kabul. it's quite evident that when the Taliban gain control of Kabul, Pakistan would acquire strategic depth through Afghanistan and use the soil to launch terror strikes against India, a counter-terror operative in Delhi said.
[Source: Hindustan Times]