October 2005 News

Militant camps hit by quake

10 October 2005
The Daily Excelsior
Daily Excelsior Correspondent

New Delhi: The earthquake on Saturday last is understood to have caused a massive damage to major militant outfits running training camps in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK), security sources said here today. According to Central Security agencies, the camps of militant outfits like Jaish-e-Mohammed, Lashker-e-Toiba, Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen (TuM), Hizbul Mujahideen and Al-Badar had been damaged to a great extent. All these areas fall within a radius of 10 kilometres from the epicentre of weekend’s tremor. The sources said a wireless intercept of TuM today said one of the outfit’s building around Muzaffarabad had been damaged and some militants were buried under it. They said majority of the training camps were located near the epicentre of the quake with Lashker’s office and hospital in Muzaffarabad being completely razed to ground. The Harkat-ul-Mujahideen’s training centre at Balkote and Batrasi, Jaish-e-Mohammed’s camp at Auttuck, Al- Badar’s at Oghi, Lashker’s at Mansera and recruitment camp of Hizbul Mujahideen at Jungle-Magal had been damaged to a great extent.


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