No evidence of Lanka bombers getting trained in Kashmir: Official

"As far as our information and inputs are concerned, there is nothing to prove that any of the suicide bombers involved in the attacks in Sri Lanka had visited Kashmir in connection with any subversive activity or for obtaining terror training."
No evidence of Lanka bombers getting trained in Kashmir: Official

Reacting sharply to Sri Lankan Army chief Mahesh Senanayake's statement that some of the 12 suicide bombers who carried out the Easter Sunday bombings could have trained in Kashmir, a top intelligence officer here said that there was no input to prove the claim.

Speaking to IANS, the officer, who did not wish to be named,said: "We have no such information. The Sri Lankan intelligence has notsent us any input on this so that we can work on those links.

"As far as our information and inputs are concerned,there is nothing to prove that any of the suicide bombers involved in theattacks in Sri Lanka had visited Kashmir in connection with any subversiveactivity or for obtaining terror training."

Backing the officer's statement, a Union Home Ministryofficial said, "Sri Lanka hasn't shared any such information with us. Moreimportantly, Sri Lankan security agencies have themselves ruled out thispossibility after investigation."

There have been instances in the past when foreignmilitants, other than those belonging to Pakistan, got involved in militantactivities in Kashmir.

Militants from Afghanistan, Sudan and even Chechnya havebeen killed by the security forces in Kashmir in the last 32 years. However,there have been no militancy-related incidents proving the involvement of SriLankan militants here.

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