Pakistan-based militant outfit Laskhkar-e-Toiba has raised an exclusive women's extremist outfit and has trained 21 girls at a camp near Muzzafarabad in Pakistani Kashmir for future infiltration into Jammu and Kashmir across the Line of Control, intelligence inputs have indicated.
Intelligence sources told IANS here Wednesday that the LeT effort to raise an exclusive women militant outfit of its own is to have an alternative to the Kashmir-based all-women separatist outfit Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) led by Asiya Andrabi.
"Inputs reveal that 21 girls are being trained by LeT at Divalia, Muzzafarabad, under the name of Dukhtaran-e-Toiba," sources said.
The group, after training, have been placed under the command of an LeT commander, Sayeed Sadaqat Hussain, for future deployment in Kashmir, the sources said.
The entire project for raising the DeT was reportedly conceptualised by the LeT leadership and these trained women militants are likely to be infiltrated into Kashmir through Uri sector or brought to Kashmir through the Nepal route, the sources said.
The intelligence assessment is th at the DeT is being propped up as a substitute to DeM.
The reason cited for having the substitute was a feeling among the terror groups that DeM was unsuccessful in mobilising local women against the Indian state in the recent past.
Meanwhile, another intelligence report has indicated that Pakistani's spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) has instructed the LeT to carry out attacks on Indian troops deployed along the Line of Control with Pakistan.
The group, sources said, have done a recce of the forward operating locations of the Indian troops opposite to Chhamb and Sunderbani sector.
The intelligence assessment, sources said, is that the LeT may resort to sniper fire or stand-off firing on Indian troops in these sectors soon.