Banned terror group claims IHK hotel attack: report
[Pak Daily Times] The banned Lashkar-e-Taiba
Army of the Pure, an Ahl-e-Hadith terror organization founded by Hafiz Saeed. LeT masquerades behind the Jamaat-ud-Dawa facade within Pakistain and periodically blows things up and kills people in India. Despite the fact that it is
banned, always an interesting concept in Pakistain, the organization remains an blatant tool and perhaps an arm of the ISI...
(LeT) has grabbed credit for an attack outside a popular hotel in Indian-held Kashmire (IHK) that killed a bellboy, media reports said on Saturday.
The banned outfit said four of its attackers "lobbed grenades and opened fire" on an Indian army convoy as it passed through the highway where the Silver Star Hotel is located, the Urdu language Kashmire Uzma newspaper said. "Four of our fidayeen (suicide kaboomers) attacked the army convoy in which one of the army vehicles was badly damaged," the daily quoted LeT front man Abdullah Gaznavi as saying over the telephone.
The attackers "reached their hideouts safely", Gaznavi added. Heavily-armed gunnies stormed the hotel on Friday after an abortive attempt to attack the army convoy, killing a bellboy and injuring two others, the Indian police said. Gaznavi, however, blamed "retaliatory firing" by the Indian armed forces for the death of the hotel staff member.
The attack, the first in Srinagar since May, occurred on a day when several bigwigs from the army, police, intelligence agencies and government met to review the security situation in the state. In the May attack, two motorcyclists fired on a group of army officers, injuring seven.
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