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Militant group: Pakistani ISI using prisoner for propaganda

The spokesman for a key militant group says Pakistan's intelligence service is using a captured militant leader to give the impression that his group is being funded by foreign spy agencies for attacks in Pakistan.

Mohammad Khurasani's comments come after the Pakistani army released a video of Ahsanullah Ahsan in which the ex-spokesman of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan says he surrendered after seeing his leaders getting help from Indian and Afghan intelligence services to orchestrate attacks in Pakistan.

Khurasani says Pakistan's Inter-Services-Intelligence is using a "prisoner" for propaganda against them.

Scores of attacks claimed by Ahsan in the past include the 2012 gun attack on teenage Nobel prize winner Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in Pakistan because of her advocacy for women's education.