New Delhi: The Lashkar-e-Toiba is raising a
group of 21 female terrorists at its training camps in
Pakistan-occupied Kashmir for carrying out sabotage activities
in India, Army sources said on Tuesday.
"We have confirmed reports that LeT is imparting training
to 21 selected female terrorists at its training facilities in
Muzaffarabad in PoK for carrying out terrorist activities in
India," an Army official said here.
They said the new group, named as Dukhtareen-e-Toiba, is
planned to be made active in the Kashmir Valley by the LeT.
In the recent past also, reports have suggested presence
of female terrorists operatives in the 42 active terror
training camps in PoK.
The women terrorists are planned to be infiltrated into
India through routes in Uri sector or using the aerial route
through some other country.
Sources said the raising of the female terror group was
brainchild of LeT senior functionary and mastermind of Mumbai
terror attacks Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi.
They said the terror group has suffered serious setbacks
in Jammu and Kashmir with the elimination of their top
leadership by the security forces.
They are also working on recruiting local youth in certain
areas of the state, including Pulwama, to expand terror
network and the task has been assigned to a person, Usman Bhai
alias Chhota Rehman, they said.