Terror camps are being run in three clusters of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) region. Media quoted sources as saying that they have support from Pakistan’s intelligence agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).
These clusters are Manshera, Muzaffarabad and Kotli. Sources said that all the clusters, namely Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), AlBadar and Harkat-ul-Mujahideen are running camps. The Manshera group has camps at Boi, Balakot, Garhi Habibullah.
The Muzaffarabad cluster has camps at Chelabandi, Shawnala, Abdullah bin Masood and Dulai. The 3 POK Brigade of Pak Army is managing the activities of Sensa, Kotli, Gulpur, Fagosh and Duggi camps of Kotli cluster.
How do these camps work?
Sources say that the camps mainly serve as feeders to the launch pads in the forward area. The Forward Areas are around 2-3 km along the Line of Control (LoC) in Gurez, Kel, Neelam Ghati, Tangdhar, Uri Chakoti, Gulmarg, Poonch, Rajouri, Nowshera and Sunderbani sectors.
Top intelligence sources said that in the camp, youth recruited from Pakistan’s Punjab are given training for weapons and suicide attacks. Sources said that they leave just before winter and overground workers (OGWs) from Srinagar work as their supervisors. The weapons sent by the ISI to the OGW are received through drones.
Media had earlier spoken to a retired ISI officer. He disclosed his blueprints on condition of anonymity. According to the official, the ISI was reactivating its ‘Mission Kashmir’ for survival and importance in the area.
The official said that the ISI is forging a new alliance with some pro-Pakistan fighters of Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and others with Islamic State Vilaya Hind (ISHP).
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He said,”ISHP has been given targets to carry out terrorist activities in Jammu and Kashmir. China wants to take action in Afghanistan and Kashmir to engage India on two fronts.” According to the official, the group is getting money from ancestral properties in Jammu and Kashmir located in Pakistan.