Headley gives insight into LeT terror courses aimed at Kashmir

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Terrorism in Pakistan
Washington, Jun 26: Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba runs a series of well-oiled courses for budding terrorists, ranging from religious indoctrination to military and intelligence training, which are aimed at boosting militancy in Kashmir.

David Headley, a Pakistani-American LeT operative, provided an insight into the religious, military and intelligence training being imparted by LeT, which has been responsible for the Mumbai attacks and is considered a threat by the US, in his testimony during the recently-concluded trial of co-accused Tahawwur Rana.

50-year-old Headley told the court that he went for religious training by the LeT in 2002; the three-month operational military training in 2003; and the LeT leadership course in 2004. In between, he did a course in intelligence in 2003.

"I did the basic -- the religious course in the beginning. I did a preliminary course, a military. And then I did the advanced course. Then I did the intelligence course.

Then I did the anti-terrorist course. Then I did the leadership course. And that's it," Headley told the court in response to a question from the defence attorney. All these courses, he said, were directed towards fighting in Kashmir. 

PTI

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