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Tag: Lashkar E Taiba

Kashmir Encounters: 3 Lashkar, One Jaish Militant Gunned Down
Kashmir Encounters: 3 Lashkar, One Jaish Militant Gunned Down

The terrorists on seeing the troops started firing and ran towards the adjoining forested area. The area was immediately cordoned off and a firefight ensued.

Pulwama Encounter: Slain Militants Had Attacked BJP Leaders' House
Pulwama Encounter: Slain Militants Had Attacked BJP Leaders' House

Srinagar: Two of the three terrorists killed in an encounter at Kakpora in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday were responsible for attacking a BJP leader’s residence in Srinagar, said police. “Less than 24 hours after the Nowgam terror attack, police have solved the case,” Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar said at a press […]

Mumbai Terror Attack Mastermind & LeT Commander Lakhvi Gets 15-Year Jail Term In Terror Financing Case
Mumbai Terror Attack Mastermind & LeT Commander Lakhvi Gets 15-Year Jail Term In Terror Financing Case

Lahore: Mumbai attack mastermind and Lashkar-e-Taiba operations commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi was sentenced to 15 years in jail on Friday by a Pakistani anti-terrorism court here in a terror financing case, amidst growing international pressure on Islamabad to bring to justice terrorists roaming free in the country. UN proscribed terrorist Lakhvi, 61, who was on bail […]

Pakistan Border Action Team Plans Attack On Indian Army Posts: Intel

New Delhi: As winter draws near, terrorists based in Pakistan are making desperate attempts to cross the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir to enter Indian territory, intelligence agencies have alerted security establishments in the valley. Sources said 12 Pakistan trained Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) jihadis, in two groups, are making attempts to cross the Line […]

Wanted LeT terrorist nabbed from Srinagar, J&K

New Delhi: A terrorist belonging to a Pakistan based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba was arrested from Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday morning. The 23-year-old terrorist Nissar Ahmad Dar, who hails from Wahab Parray Mohalla at Hajin, was active for the last few years and is a categorised terrorist in security establishment’s data base. He […]

Top LeT Militant, Aide Get Life Sentence In Murder Case

Srinagar: Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operatives, including a Pakistani, were sentenced to life imprisonment by a local court here for killing a civilian in Kashmir’s Sopore district. The civilian, Suhail Ahamd Sofi, was gunned down by the two militants in March 2013. Sofi was a resident of Dobgah village in Sopore. Senior police officer Imtiyaz Hussain […]

NIA Arrests Al-Qaeda Conspirator From West Bengal
Fruit growers under LeT, JeM's radar to stop J&K trade

Srinagar: Fruit growers and traders linked to the business are on the “specific” radar of Pakistan-based terror outfits like Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed who have been threatening them for the last one month to stay away from the trade. The Jammu and Kashmir Police and intelligence agencies have received inputs that the terror groups, through their […]

Pak moves 2,000 soldiers within 30 kms of LoC

New Delhi: Pakistan has moved a brigade-sized force of around 2,000 soldiers to a location within 30 kms of the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, Indian Army sources said on Thursday. The troops have been placed in the Bagh and Kotli sector in PoK. “The troop movement could be a defensive move by […]

Dawood, Lakhvi, Azhar, Saeed declared individual terrorists under amended UAPA

New Delhi: Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar, Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, Mumbai terror attack accused Zaki-ur-Rehman-Lakhvi and fugitive mob boss Dawood Ibrahim were on Wednesday declared individual terrorists by the government under a new anti-terror law. The decisions have been taken nearly a month after Parliament approved a crucial amendment to The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) […]

Terror Attack In Pakistan: 8 Soldiers, 7 Civil Security Personnel Killed
Pak ISI Plotting Big Strikes Outside Valley

New Delhi: The Intelligence Bureau (IB), India’s internal spy agency, has alerted Delhi Police against potential terror attacks in the National Capital Region (NCR) post revocation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. Its top secret reports say, “With Jaish-e-Mohammedd (JeM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) exposed at international platforms, Al-umar-Mujahideen (AuM) is the new poster boy […]

UP ATS arrests Lashkar man from Prayagraj

Prayagraj: The Uttar Pradesh Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) on Sunday arrested a member of the Lashkar-e-Taiba who had been assisting the Pakistani terror outfit, from Prayagraj. According to information, Saurabh Shukla was helping the terrorist organization operating in Pakistan to raise funds in India for LeT. He is originally a resident of Madhya Pradesh. The […]

Previous arrests of Hafiz Saeed made no difference: US

Washington: The Trump Administration Friday expressed doubts over Pakistan’s intentions in arresting terrorist Hafiz Muhammed Saeed, the mastermind of the 2001 Indian Parliament attack and the 2008 Mumbai attack, saying his previous arrests made no difference either to his activities or that of his outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba. “We’ve seen this happen in the past. And we […]

'Drama' of Hafiz Saeed's arrest and release enacted 8 times before: India

New Delhi: India on Thursday wondered if the arrest of Mumbai terror attacks mastermind and Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed this time would be “more than a cosmetic exercise” as Pakistan has enacted the “drama” of his arrest and release eight times since 2001. Responding to reports of Saeed’s arrest in Lahore on Wednesday, Ministry […]

Who are you fooling? India says on Pakistan's crackdown on Hafiz Saeed

New Delhi: India on Thursday slammed Pakistan’s crackdown against Mumbai terror attacks mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed and his aides as “cosmetic steps”, and said Islamabad’s sincerity will be judged on the basis of its taking “verifiable, credible and irreversible action” on terror and not “half-hearted measures”. A day after the Punjab Counter Terrorism […]

Kashmir's Changing Terror Matrix: Islamic State enlarges footprint in Valley of Death

New Delhi: As door 1 with Pakistan proxies supported by local hawks Hurriyat closes, door 2 with Islamic Caliphate written on it opens in what is a brutal cage match which has more or less eviscerated the lives of the Kashmiris in the Valley. Door 2 is only slightly ajar, but it is being kicked open […]

American LeT recruiter admits to helping terror group

New York: A teenage American recruiter for the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) has admitted in a Texas federal court that he was guilty of a conspiracy to help the terrorist organisation, according to John C. Demers, the assistant attorney-general for national security. Michael Kyle Sewell, 18, who was arrested in February, admitted on Wednesday to encouraging an […]

LeT commander killed in gunfight with security forces in Pulwama

Srinagar: A top commander of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) outfit was killed in a gunfight with security forces on Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama District. Police sources said Irfan Ahmad Sheikh, the district commander of LeT, was killed in Chakoora village. “The slain militant belonged to Chakoora and was active for the last some years,” […]

LeT commander, soldier killed in J&K gunfight

Srinagar: A Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander and an army soldier were killed on Thursday in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district, Defence sources said. Security forces laid an ambush in Gasigund village of Dooru area in Anantnag following information about militant movement. “In the resulting shootout LeT commander identified as Abu Ukasha belonging to […]

LeT militant killed in J&K gunfight

Srinagar: A Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant was killed in a gunfight with the police in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district, authorities said on Saturday. An unidentified number of militants attacked a police post in Achabal area on Friday night following which there was a brief gunfight. “A weapon was recovered from the victim who has been […]

Odisha Crime Branch STF to grill LeT handler Habibur Rahman

Bhubaneswar: A team of Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch will leave for Delhi today to interrogate suspected handler of Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba, Habibur Rahman. The team led by Crime Branch DIG Himanshu Lal will visit Delhi and seek permission from the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to quiz about Rahman’s links with […]

Odisha man arrested by NIA over Lashkar-e-Taiba links

Bhubaneswar/ New Delhi: National Investigation Agency (NIA) yesterday arrested Habibur Rahman, a resident of Kendrapara in Odisha on charges of being a terrorist handler of Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). As per a press release of NIA, Rahman who is currently based in Riyadh in Saudi Arabia was arrested from IGI Airport in New Delhi […]

LeT threatens bomb blasts in UP, high alert sounded

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh Police sounded a high alert across the state on Wednesday after a letter was received in the name of banned terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) threatening bomb blasts at Krishna Janmabhoomi, Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi, Hapur and Saharanpur railway stations, police said. The letter, the authenticity of which is being ascertained, […]

Pakistan justifies Hafiz Saeed's release

Islamabad: Pakistan has justified Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed’s release, accused by India and the US of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai massacre, claiming that Islamabad remains committed to the implementation of UNSC sanctions regime on terrorists and has taken several steps in this regard. The Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief, who carries a $10 million US bounty […]

Congress targets government over Hafiz Saeed's release

New Delhi: On the release of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed from Pakistan’s jail, the Congress took a dig at Narendra Modi government on Wednesday, asking “where is the 56-inch chest and strong diplomacy now”. The party said Pakistan was a principal conspirator in 2008 Mumbai terror attack, so it would not punish the “co-conspirator”. […]

Three LeT militants killed in J&K

Srinagar: Three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants hailing from Pakistan were killed on Tuesday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district, police said. The security forces cordoned off Magam area in Handwara after receiving specific information about the presence of the militants. As the security forces closed in on the hiding […]

LeT top leadership in Kashmir Valley wiped out

Srinagar: The Army said on Sunday that the top leadership of the Pakistan-backed Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in the Kashmir Valley has been wiped out with the killing of six militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora district. Lt General J.S. Sandhu, who heads the Srinagar-headquartered 15 Corps, told reporters: “With the elimination of six of its terrorist commanders […]

Kashmiri youth who joined LeT wants to return home: Police

Srinagar: Majid Khan, a footballer from south Kashmir who recently joined the Lashkar-e-Taiba, has contacted his family expressing a wish to return home, informed police officials. According to Kashmir police chief Munir Khan, the 20-year-old footballer had contacted his family. Khan dismissed reports that Majid Khan had surrendered. He said: “He has neither been apprehended […]

Hafiz Saeed to be freed if no evidence submitted: Lahore court

Lahore: A Pakistan court has warned that it would end the house arrest of terrorist leader Hafiz Saeed, blamed for the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, if the government doesn’t submit evidence against him. The Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief and his four aides were placed under house arrest in January under the Anti-Terrorism Act. The Lahore High […]

Hafiz Saeed sends Pakistan Foreign Minister Rs 100 mn defamation notice

Islamabad: Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed’s legal team has sent a Rs 100 million defamation notice to Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif for his remarks at the Asia Society forum in New York earlier this week. Asif, who told the forum that Pakistan was not to blame for militant outfits in the country, had said: “Don’t […]

Message to Pakistan: India, Afghanistan to fight terror till its end

New Delhi: Sending a strong message to Pakistan, India and Afghanistan on Monday pledged their commitment to jointly fight to end terrorism as the visiting Afghan Foreign Minister minced no words in equating Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad terror groups with Taliban, Al Qaeda and Islamic State in Afghanistan. The two countries called for an end to […]

LeT operative arrested from Mumbai Airport

Mumbai: A suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba operative, Salim Mukim Khan, who was absconding for the past nine years, was nabbed from Mumbai Airport, an official said here on Monday. The operation was carried out jointly by the Uttar Pradesh ATS and Maharashtra ATS. Khan is currently being interrogated here. Wanted since 2008 with a Lookout Notice issued […]

LeT operative arrested by Delhi Police

Delhi Police Special Cell arrested a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative from Uttar Pradesh, officials said today