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Amanullah Khan: ISI Trained Kashmiri Militants in Late 1980's

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Pakistan-based Kashmiri separatist leader Amanullah Khan has alleged that Kashmiri militants were trained in the late 1980's by Pakistan's intelligence agency known as the ISI.

The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front leader says the move had the blessings of Pakistan's then-military ruler General Zia ul-Haq. He said the ISI training ended in early 1990. Mr. Khan made the allegations in a new edition of his book "Continuous Struggle."

Pakistan has, for years, denied Indian accusations of helping armed separatists.

India and Pakistan have an ongoing 18-month old peace process in place and Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has repeatedly said he is doing his best to stop cross-border infiltration into Indian Kashmir.

A delegation of moderate Kashmiri separatists returned home Thursday after informal talks in Pakistan on ways to resolve the Kashmir dispute.

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