New Delhi, July 3, 2017: Days after Donald Trump administration in the United State declared him as ‘global terrorist’, Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin admitted that his outfit did carry out terror attacks in India, ANI reported.
Hizb-ul-Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin admits on a Pakistan TV channel to carrying out terror attacks in India (file pic) pic.twitter.com/YHLuX5WyBq
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Speaking in an interview on a Pakistani TV channel, Salahuddin reportedly said that his outfit has carried out terror attacks in India, while adding that US President Donald Trump’s administration is “idiotic” for naming him a ‘global terrorist’.
“We will not end this fight without liberating Kashmir from India,” Syed Salahuddin said amid tight security at a news conference in Muzaffarabad, it reported.
Salahuddin further admitted to purchasing weapons from international markets, adding that he has the capacity to deliver weapons at any place if he is paid for it. “We get the arms from the international market. All I want is money. You tell me where you want the arms. I will have them delivered there,” the Hizbul chief added.
Last week, Pakistan had called the US action “completely unjustified” because it involved an individual “supporting the Kashmiri right to self-determination”.
The US recently designated Syed Salahuddin a ‘global terrorist’, a move welcomed by India which said it underlines quite strongly that both the countries face the threat of terrorism.
The move by the State Department came hours before the first meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump at the White House.
Syed Salahuddin has been charged under Section 1(b) of Executive Order (EO) 13224, which imposes sanctions on foreign persons who have committed, or pose a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of US nationals or the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States.