Pakistani charged by German prosecutors for joining militant group

| Updated: May 17, 2017 15:35 IST

Berlin [Germany], May 17 (ANI): A 28-year-old Pakistani has been charged by German prosecutors for joining the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) to fight Indian forces in India-held Kashmir. The federal prosecutor's office in Berlin was quoted by the Dawn, as saying that Muhammad Aafaq I., whose last name wasn't given in accordance with privacy regulations, joined the militant group in 2008 to fight against Indian rule over the disputed Himalayan region. Prosecutors alleged that he trained with the group in Pakistan, learning to use weapons like assault rifles and rocket launchers before becoming a trainer of new recruits. They claimed that he fled the group in 2011 and was fighting with the Taliban in Afghanistan, "contradictory to his motivation". They didn't say how he got to Germany. (ANI with inputs)