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The US added two Lashkar-e-Taiba leaders to the list of global terrorists. Zafar Iqbal co-founded the terror group and is a top fundraiser, and Hafiz Abdul Salam Bhuttavi is the deputy emir and ideologue who aided in the 2008 Mumbai terror assault.
Lashkar-e-Taiba admitted that one of its followers killed a respected, pro-independence cleric in Kashmir. LeT issued a report on the killing. The LeT fighter is in Indian custody.
Lashkar-e-Taiba/Jamaat-ud-Dawa leader Hafiz Saeed said that suicide attacks against Muslims under the guise of jihad were against Islam. Saeed did not say if suicide attacks against non-Muslims were forbidden, however.
Lashkar-e-Taiba leader Hafiz Saeed filed a petition in court that called for the government to halt US Predator airstrikes on Pakistani territory. Saeed asked the court to order the government to release all information related to the "secret deals" between the US and Pakistan.
The US has charged four Pakistani members of the Lashkar-e-Taiba in absentia for their conspiring in the November 2008 terror assault on Mumbai. The men are known as Sajid Mir, Abu Qahafa, Mazhar Iqbal, and "Major Iqbal."
The chief of the US Pacific Command said that Lashkar-e-Taiba is expanding its operations into Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives, as well as Europe. "Unquestionably, they have spread their influence internationally, and they are no longer solely focused in South Asia and on India ..." Admiral Willard said.
Hafiz Saeed, the founder and chief of the Lashkar-a-Taiba and Jamaat-ud-Dawa, said Pakistani terror groups have a "right" to fight in Jammu and Kashmir to "teach India a lesson." He also said that US involvement in South Asia has set back the fight in Kashmir.
Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed threatened to attack India if it does not quit Kashmir, and said the US is on its way out of the region, strengthening the hand of jihadists. "If freedom is not given to the Kashmiris, then we will occupy the whole of India including Kashmir," he said. "As the US is fleeing from Iraq and Afghanistan, we will get Kashmir this year."
Jamaat-ud-Dawa, the front group for the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba, sent aid and medical teams to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to assist in flood victims. "We have around 2,000 volunteers working in the affected regions," the terror group's spokesman said.
In an interview, Lashkar-e-Taiba leader Hafiz Saeed said suicide attacks inside of Pakistan are "illegal" and called for the execution of those involved. Saeed blamed foreign elements for attempting to sow discord and said Pakistan's involvement in the war was the cause of the conflict.
Security forces killed a top leader of Lashkar-e-Taiba during a clash that also resulted in the death of a police officer in India-occupied Kahsmir. Abu Zubair was a commander of Lashkar-e-Taiba in Sopore and was behind attacks on security forces.
Pakistan's Supreme Court upheld a lower court's decision to free Lashkar-e-Taiba leader Hafiz Saeed from prison. The court said the government has not presented any evidence linking Saeed to terrorism or the November 2008 terror assault on Mumbai, India, which was carried out by Lashkar-e-Taiba operatives.
A Lashkar-e-Taiba spokesman denied claims made by Afghan intelligence that it carried out the suicide terror assault on Indian guest houses in Kabul. "We reject claims that we are involved in any actions in Afghanistan," a spokesman named Abdullah Ghaznavi said.
A group calling itself the Lashkar-e-Taiba al Almi claimed responsibility for the the bombing in Pune, India, that killed 10 people. Abu Jindal, the group's spokesman, said the terror group splintered from Lashkar-e-Taiba as it is under the control of Pakistan™s Inter-Services Intelligence. The group said it would target the World Cup Hockey and Commonwealth Games next.
The Lahore High Court rejected Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi's petitions to dismiss the case against him for lack of evidence. Lakhvi is Lashkar-e-Taiba's operations head and was one of the chief plotters in the November 2008 terror assault on Mumbai.
Police in Dhaka detained the top leader of the Lashkar-e-Taiba in Bangladesh. Emdadullah, who is also known as Mahbub, entered the country in 2006 and has been responsible for overseeing the terror group's movement across the border into India and has smuggled explosives into India.
A court postponed a hearing for Lashkar-e-Taiba operations chief Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi and six others for their connections to the Mumbai terror assault in 2008. A two-judge panel will review a petition on Lashkar-e-Taiba founder and leader Hafiz Saeed on charges that he encouraged and raised money for jihad.
Interpol has issued Red Corner Notices for Lashkar-e-Taiba operatives Abu Hamza, Zarar Shah, and Abu al-Qama for their involvement in the November 2008 terror assault on Mumbai. Yesterday, Interpol issued notices for Lashkar-e-Taiba leader Hafiz Saeed and operations chief Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi.
Interpol has released a 'Red Corner Notice' for Lashkar-e-Taiba / Jamaat-ud-Dawa leader Hafiz Saeed after being pressured by India. The notice does not mean Pakistan is required to arrest Saeed. Police detained a Lashkar-e-Taiba operative carrying explosives in Delhi.
Lashkar-e-Taiba has issued an order banning television in a region of Jammu and Kashmir. LeT posted the order outside a mosque and declared watching TV sinful. The fighters have broken into homes and beaten homeowners and smashed their TV sets.