Lashkar's deadly plan for North-East revealed
The Lashkar-e-Tayiba has called for strikes across the state of North East. In a video a Lashkar-e-Tayiba commander Amir Hamza is seen urging his men to wage a war in the north eastern states of Sikkim and Darjeeling.
The video shot in Lahore on July 19 is now with the security agencies in India. We are going through it said a senior Intelligence Bureau official. In the video Hamza is also heard citing the Doklam standoff. He says that they would fight in Sikkim, Bhutan and Darjeeling.
For one Bangladesh, we will take seven states, Hamza says while urging his cadres to step up the war. IB officials say that the Lashkar has always nurtured ambitions to set up shop in the north eastern states. The Lashkar operates along with groups such as the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh in this part of the country, the officer also said.
Hamza who was designated as a terrorist in 2012 is wanted by India for the 26/11 Mumbai attacks. He is currently the second in command of the Lashkar. During the same meeting Hamza had said that it was time to launch Ghazwa-e-Hind. He said that the Prophet wanted to seize India for the sake of Islam.