August 2006 News

Osama CD In Jammu

12 August 2006
The Hindustan Times

Jammu: Motivational CDs featuring Al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden have been found from a LeT commander killed in Jammu and Kashmir, depicting close links between the terror groups, say army officials. 'We recovered 10 CDs of bin Laden from an encounter site at Gursia in Poonch, where LeT district commander Abu Katal was killed along with another militant by the troops on Friday,' an army official said. The army officials said the CDs were aimed at preparing militants for tasks like suicide attacks but they ruled out the possibility of an Al Qaeda presence in Kashmir. Meanwhile, normal life remained paralysed in the valley on Saturday following a general shutdown called by the traders' community in protest against a rise in human rights violations by the security forces. The hard line faction of Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Geelani had also supported the shutdown call. All the shops and business establishments in all the major cities and towns including capital Srinagar remained closed. Transport was off the roads and banks, courts and government offices were also paralyzed under the impact of the strike. In a separate incident, the police took Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Chief Shabir Ahmad Shah into custody. Shah was arrested at Mirgund on Srinagar-Sopore highway at 11am on Saturday. He said that he was going to Bandipora when a police party stopped his car. The DFP chief condemned the police action.


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