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Pakistani terrorist body to target Himachal Pradesh - The Indian Express

Press Trust of India ()
November 9, 1998

Title: Pakistani terrorist body to target Himachal Pradesh
Author: Press Trust of India
Publication: The Indian Express
Date: November 9, 1998

A Pakistani Islamic militant group has declared that it is going
to further expand its militant activities in India by including
Himachal Pradesh and claimed that it has sent large number of
Pakistani trained terrorists for strikes in Kashmir since last
year.

Chief of Markaz Dawat-ul-Irshad (centre for preaching) Hafiz
Muhammad Saeed addressing the concluding session of the Markaz
congregation earlier this week near Lahore said they will also
include Himachal Pradesh in their area of activities, media here
reported.

He brushed aside the reports that the United States is preparing
groundwork to declare Markaz a terrorist organisation saying the
American move is due to the fact that t cannot tolerate
Islam=94.

Pakistani media quoting intelligence reports had recently
claimed that the United States is on the verge of declaring
Markaz a terrorist organisation and is gathering information on
its activities after its chief declared jehad against America
following its missile attack on the terrorist training camps of
Saudi dissident, Osama bin Laden, on August 20.

The US had earlier declared Harkat ul-Ansar, another Pakistan-
based group, as a terrorist body apart from Osama bin Laden's Al-
qaida group.


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