Terrorist activity at J&K to surge, Pak under pressure to violate ceasefire: sources at News18
Pakistan is likely to increase terrorist activity in Jammu and Kashmir as terror groups pressure the military to violate the ceasefire, intelligence sources tell CNN-News18 exclusively. leading.
Intelligence data seen by CNN-News18 confirmed that these groups are pressuring Pakistan to engineer their infiltration.
A large number of trained cadres are sitting in Peshawar, Bahawalpur and Muzzaffarabad, sources said, adding that the cadres returned from Nangarhar and other border areas of Afghanistan after the Taliban forced them back. Infiltration by the cadres means that the Pakistan Army will support them from the Line of Control (LOC).
Their fire will force India to retaliate, making it difficult to maintain the ceasefire, sources said.
3 CLUSTERS in POK
Earlier, CNN-News18 reported how, facilitated by Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), terrorist camps are being run in three groups in the Pakistani-occupied Kashmir (PoK) region.
The groups are Manshera, Muzzafarabad and Kotli, sources said, adding that all groups, namely the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), Al-Badar and Harkat-ul-Mujahideen , run encampments there.
Manshera cluster has camps in Boi, Balakot, Garhi Habibullah.
The Muzzafarabad cluster has camps in Chelabandi, Shawainala, Abdullah Bin Masood and Dulai. The Pak Army’s 3 POK Brigade coordinates the activities of Sensa, Kotli, Gulpur, Fagosh and Dubgi camps of the Kotli cluster.
LAUNCHING PLUGS IN FORWARD AREAS
Sources say the camps primarily operate as loaders for launch pads in forward areas.
Forward areas are 2-3 km near the Line of Control (LOC) in Gurez, Kel, Neelum Valley, Tangdhar, Uri Chakoti, Gulmarg, Poonch, Rajouri, Naushera and Sundarbani sectors.
In the camps, youths recruited from Pakistani Punjab are being trained in the use of weapons and suicide attacks, sources said.
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They are moving just before winter and surface workers (OGW) from Srinagar are working as supervisors, sources said.
The OGWs collect the weapons sent by the ISI via drones.
CNN-News18 previously spoke to a retired ISI officer, who, on condition of anonymity, revealed his plan.
According to the officer, the ISI was once again activating its “Kashmir Mission” for its survival and importance in the region.
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The officer said that the ISI was establishing a new rogue link between Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Jaish Mohammad (JeM), some pro-Pakistani fighters from Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and others with The Islamic State. Wilayah Hind (ISHP).
According to the officer, the group derives its funding from properties ancestral to J&K from those based in Pakistan.
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