Pakistan funding terrorists

October 1st, 2004  

Topic: Pakistan funding terrorists

Mod edit:*Poof*...Now now Xion, is the flamming really nesasery?

MOSCOW: Following the Beslan terrorist attack that killed over 350 people, Russia has asked Pakistan to purge sources of financing for international terrorism based on the latter's territory, official sources said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a telephonic conversation Tuesday with Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, is believed to have asked Islamabad to tackle sources in that country which were financing global terrorism, said an informed source close to the Kremlin.

Russia is apparently linking Pakistan to an international terrorist network that Putin believes was behind the attack on a school in Beslan in North Ossetia that left over 350 people, including some 160 children, dead and around 400 injured.

Putin conveyed his gratitude to the Pakistani leader for expressing solidarity with Moscow for the attack.

The terrorist siege of a school in Beslan began Sep 1, a day widely celebrated in Russia as the day of knowledge.

Security has been beefed up in Moscow schools and educational institutions following the attack.

The Russian media has often reported that Chechen terrorist leaders like Zelimkhan Yanderbeyev and Salman Raduyev had travelled to Pakistan to mobilise funds for their activities.

Retired Pakistan Army officers were found providing military training to Chechen terrorists in a camp called Kabkaz functioning in the Nothern Cacausus. Chechen terrorists were also found receiving military training in Afghan camps controlled by Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence when the Taliban regime was in power in that country.

The terrorist group that carried out the Beslan attack comprised 32 men of 10 nationalities. The only surviving member of the group has admitted Chechen terrorist leaders Aslan Maskhadov and Samil Basayev masterminded the attack.
October 11th, 2004  
What's new about it Xion. After all Pakistan is just another Islamist country with many supporters of such acts of cowardice in the name of "jihad".
October 11th, 2004  
Interesting, I presume if Pakistan was to fall to extremist, there's a chance Russian boots would be on the ground, along with US.