Al Qaeda's Pak arm HuJI warns sportspeople against visiting India

Al Qaeda's Pak arm HuJI warns sportspeople against visiting India

HuJI is Pakistani arm of Al Qaeda

Al Qaeda's Pak arm HuJI  warns sportspeople against visiting India

Ilyas Kashmiri

Asia Times Online claimed Ilyas Kashmiri, a former Pakistani commando whose 313 Brigade is an operational arm of al-Qaeda, has vowed to continue attacks across India while threatening international sports-persons to face the consequences if they chose to visit the country.

"We warn the international community not to send their people to 2010 Hockey World Cup, IPL and Commonwealth Games... Nor should their people visit India - if they do, they will be responsible for the consequences," Kashmiri, the fugitive chief of PoK chapter of Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami, warned in a message delivered to the Asia Times online.
The message was originally received in Urdu.

The message comes after the Pune bomb blasts but does not specifically claim responsibility for the incident.
"The message does not specifically claim responsibility for the bombing, but implies the Brigade's involvement," the news portal said in a story from Islamabad.

Kashmiri is believed to have directed LeT operative David Coleman Headley in his planning missions for the Mumbai terror attacks in 2008. Kashmiri, who heads the 313 Brigade, an operational arm of the Al Qaeda in Pakistan. It also has links with the Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed -- the two known terror outfits fighting in Jammu and Kashmir.

Indian investigators believe that David Headley and Tahhawur Hussain Rana, the suspected Lashkar operatives who are in US custody, were reporting to the 313 Brigade. Headley and Rana are alleged to have helped the Lashkar-e-Taiba in plotting possible terror attacks in India.

References to the 313 Brigade were made in the intercepted conversations between 26/11 terrorists and their Pakistani handlers.
In its new email, the terror group has warned that “the mujahideen of 313 Brigade vow to continue attacks all across India until the Indian Army leaves Kashmir and gives the Kashmiris their right of self-determination”.

It also makes a reference to the 1992 demolition of Babri Masjid and 2002 Gujarat riots.

“We assure the Muslims of the subcontinent that we will never forget the massacre of the Muslims in Gujarat and the demolition of Babri Masjid. We warn the Indian government to compensate for all its injustices, otherwise they will see our next action.”

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