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Pathankot airbase attack emanated from Pakistan: US

The US informed the NIA that IP addresses of Facebook accounts of JeM handlers who masterminded the January attack and IP address of the website of the outfit's financial arm, Al Rahmat Trust, were located in Pakistan

The US has confirmed that the Pathankot airbase attack had emanated from Pakistan, TOI has reported.

The development comes at a time when the National Investigation Agency (NIA) is considering to file a charge sheet against Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar in the terror attack case.

According to the report, the US informed the NIA that IP addresses of Facebook accounts of JeM handlers who masterminded the January attack and IP address of the website of the outfit’s financial arm, Al Rahmat Trust, were located in Pakistan.

The investigation revealed that Facebook  groups accessed by friends of JeM handler Kashif Jaan were related to jihad and JeM. The group also contained photos of the four killed terrorists – Nasir Hussain, Hafiz Abu Bakar, Umar Farooq and Abdul Qayum.

The web page of Al Rahmat Trust was uploaded on rangonoor.com and alqalamonline.com when the attack took place. The two sites are administrated by one Tariq Siddiqui with a common e-mail for both sites and the address is – Rafah-e-Aam Society in Malir, Karachi.

“The US has confirmed that all these websites and IP addresses originated in Pakistan and these were uploaded around the time of the Pathankot attack ,” an official said.

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