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Lashkar-e-Taiba setting up camps in Nuristan province

June 5, 2014 

The Lashkar-e-Taiba is looking to set up training camps in eastern Nuristan province of Afghanistan. According to local government officials, over 100 Lashkar-e-Taiba militants have been deployed in Nuristan province who are trying to set up training camps in Kamdish district. 

Provincial governor, Hafiz Abdul Qayum confirmed the presence of Lashkar-e-Taiba militants in Nuristan province and said the group has also executed eleven Afghan Taliban militants for failing to disrupt the elections. 

In the meantime, the security officials have said that a vast military operation will be launched in Nuristan province to clear militants activities in this province. 

Lashkar-e-Taiba also known as Army of the Righteous, is one of the largest and most proficient of the Kashmir-focused militant groups. The group was also accused of coordinating and carrying out attack on Indian consulate in western Herat province of Afghanistan last month.