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Pakistan trained Lashkar-e-Toiba; Osama bin Laden our hero: Pervez Musharraf

Musharraf further claimed that his country trained Taliban, Ayman-al-Zawahri and Jalaluddin Haqqani.


Pakistan trained Lashkar-e-Toiba; Osama bin Laden our hero: Pervez Musharraf

New Delhi: Exposing Pakistan's real intent in the 'war on terror', former president Pervez Musharraf has admitted that Islamabad has supported and trained international terror groups like the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) in the 1990s to carry out militancy in Kashmir.

In the interview given to a Pakistani news channel Duniya TV, Musharraf said, “Pakistan trained Lashkar for attacks in Kashmir, we trained Taliban, Ayman-al-Zawahri and Jalaluddin Haqqani to counter Soviets in Afghanistan.”

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Defending the move, he said, "We need to understand the historical perspective. Indian army was slaughtering Kashmiris in the late 80s.”

“We trained Mujahideens for militancy in J&K. We needed to fight their oppression. Pakistan funded Lashkar. Hafiz Saeed was our hero, as so were the Kashmiris who crossed over to this side of the border to wage Jihad,” he added.

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The former Pak army chief further claimed that his country trained Taliban, Ayman-al-Zawahri and Jalaluddin Haqqani to counter Soviets in Afghanistan.

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"Haqqani, Osama Bin Laden were our heroes," said former Pakistan army chief, who ruled as president from 1999 to 2008.

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