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Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin, in an interview with a Pakistani TV channel, admitted to having carried out terror attacks in India, ANI reported.
"Till now our focus was on Indian occupation forces. All the operations that we have done or are underway, we focus only on the installations of these occupational forces," Salahuddin said in an interview with Geo TV.
Salahuddin also admitted to purchasing weapons from international markets, adding that he has the capacity to deliver weapons anywhere if he is paid for it, ANI reported.
On June 26th, the US Department of State designated Salahuddin as a global terrorist, hours before visiting Prime Minister Modi's meeting with US President Donald Trump.
The next day, Pakistan came out in defence of Salahuddin saying the US’ designation was “unjustified”.
Pakistan had also said it would continue to provide political, diplomatic and moral support to the Kashmiri people.
Rejecting the US declaration of his terrorist status, Salahuddin said it was "a big lie" to declare a freedom fighter a global terrorist.