Nepal biggest hub of IM now : US state department

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WASHINGTON : A United States state department report has said that Indian Mujahideen (IM), which has ties with Pakistan-based terrorist groups Lashkar e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Muhammed and Harakat ul-Jihad Islami, is using Nepal as a hub to carry out terrorist activities against Indians.

In its recently released ‘Country Report on Terrorism 2018’ the state department said the IM, designated as a foreign terrorist organisation by the US since September 2011, is suspected of obtaining funding and support from sources in Pakistan and West Asia and that it has expanded its area of operations in Nepal.

“IM maintains ties to other terrorist entities, including Pakistan-based LeT, JeM and Harakat ul-Jihad Islami. The IM’s stated goal is to carry out terrorist actions against Indians for their oppression of Muslims. IM has also expanded its area of operations into Nepal, which is now the biggest hub for IM operatives,” the report said.

“The group is suspected to obtain funding and support from other terrorist organisations, as well as from sources in Pakistan and the Middle East,” it added.

Source : TOI

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