"At last seven missiles hit the battalion headquarters of the Indian army in Turtuk area of Batalik sector on Thursday as our men launched the attack," Abdullah Muntazir, information secretary of Lashkar-i-Tayyiba, one of the prominent freedom fighters groups, fighting Indian rule in held territory, said in a statement here. Muntazir
claimed a major portion of the headquarters building was damaged in the attack while a number of vehicles were gutted."We have received 'confirmed reports' that over 20 Indian soldiers were also killed," he
added. Muntazir quoted a commander in the snow-capped battlefield as saying that the Mujahideen were "bravely fighting and inflicting heavy losses on the Indian troops in the northern combat zone.
Pakistan Army's strike, defence corps move to border
8 July 1999
...Information Secretary Abdullah Muntazir said Indian forces were "pounding our positions at Tiger Hill with heavy artillery but we are also giving a befitting reply to the Indian forces and they are suffering heavy casualties at the hands of Kashmiri Mujahideen (holy warriors)." He
said the group's positions on Tiger Hill
, which overlooks a key Indian military supply route, were "stable and India will never succeed in capturing it."
The group is one of several Kashmiri militant organisations which say they are fighting to push India from its only Moslem-majority state, with diplomatic and moral support from Pakistan.
"I want to make it clear that we have not lost an inch to the Indians in Kargil and India will never succeed in taking back any land from us," the spokesman said.
"The world community, particularly the U.N and members of the Security Council, need to break their silence regarding this important world problem which is a vital threat to the whole humanity and to stop Indian rulers by any possible means from its ignominous deeds," he