The Jaish-e-Mohammad has been recruiting local Kashmiris to be part of its suicide squad. An Intelligence Bureau report states that the locals are being trained to carry out suicide attacks.
The report states that this new squad is being set up to carry out deadly attacks and also in the wake of the Jaish unable to infiltrate its Pakistani terrorists with ease.
With infiltrations becoming harder, the Jaish wants to recruit the locals. Usually the locals are kept away from suicide attacks. The Jaish which specialises in such attacks has roped in a Pakistani commander to impart training to the locals.
This development comes in the wake of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba looking to divide Jammu and Kashmir into four zones. The outfit is unable to put up a leader immediately to control the entire state and hence has come up with this strategy. It feels that it would put up junior commanders so that they are able to control smaller territory. In recent times, the forces have gunned down 5 top Lashkar-e-Tayiba commanders who were classified Grade A++.
The Lashkar-e-Tayiba has however decided that these zones would be manned by Pakistani terrorists. It is also planning a major infiltration into the Valley in phases in which it proposes to send in at least 40 highly trained terrorists.
The Lashkar-e-Tayiba would also look to team up with the Hizbul Mujahideen which has in recent times recruited 50 youth into its fold.