An Indian Army official has been quoted as saying, "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."
The new all-women group named Dukhtareen-e-Toiba is active in the Kashmir valley. There were earlier reports that female terrorist operatives were functioning in as many as 42 active terror training camps in PoK.
The women terrorists are planning to infiltrate into India through routes in the Uri sector or using the aerial route through some other country. The group is believed to be the brainchild of LeT senior functionary and mastermind of Mumbai terror attacks Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi.
The LeT had to suffer setbacks recently after many in their top leadership were killed in attacks by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir. Efforts are also on to recruit local youth in certain areas like Pulwama to facilitate the expansion of their terror base. The effort will be headed by Usman Bhai alias Chhota Rehman, the source added.