‘India running terrorist camps in Afghanistan’
ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Faisal Saleh Hayat on Thursday accused India of running six terrorist training camps inside Afghanistan for subversive activities and attacks on Pakistani territory.
Mr Hayat said the camps had been set up by Indian consulates functioning in the Afghan cities of Herat in the west, Kandahar in the south and Jalalabad in the east.
“There are six terrorist camps where Indian intelligence agency RAW (Research and Analysis Wing) trains Pakistani dissidents and like-minded Afghans to stir ethnic and sectarian unrest and carry out attacks in Pakistan,” he said.
Mr Hayat did not disclose the exact locations of the alleged camps but said the Pakistani security agencies had obtained credible evidence from “infiltrators” arrested in recent weeks. “RAW provides funds as well as fake Pakistani identity cards and fake currency to recruits who are then sent into Pakistan after training to make attacks.”
Mr Hayat said investigators had found evidence of an “Indian hand” in the July 4 massacre of more than 50 Shias at a mosque in Quetta. “We have told the Afghan government on a number of times ... that activities of the Indian consulates are not in the interest of Afghanistan also,” he said. “We expect reciprocity from Afghan government in cracking down on these camps.” —AFP