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'JeM and LeT are part of al-Qaeda's terrorist network'

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Feb 11, 2008 at 10:29pm IST

New Delhi: The National Security Advisor, MK Narayanan has said that the Jaish-e-Mohammed and Lashkar-e-Toiba are part of al-Qaeda's terrorist network.

Speaking at a security conference in Munich, MK Narayanan said "Al-Qaeda's elite terrorist network such as the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan and Islamic Jehad Group, the Lashkar-e-Toiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed represent an intricate web of terrorist networks”.

“They have forged common funding structures, common training curricula and have a common resource for obtaining explosives and weapons,” he added.

The Special Task Force (STF) in UP busted a big Lashkar-e-Toiba terror module in the state.

Six suspected militants including to 2 from Pakistan were arrested in Bareilly and Lucknow on Saturday night.

The militants were alleged to be behind the suicide attack on a CRPF camp in Rampur and the attack on IISC in Bangalore two year ago. They were also reportedly plotting big attack in Mumbai.

The militants were arrested along with a large cache of arms and ammunitions.

Hand grenades and RDX were recovered from their possession, the sources said, adding the militants were planning to leave the town for Mumbai when they were nabbed.

With Agency inputs

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