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Mumbai attack showed LeT is extremely dangerous outfit: US

The United States has asked the world community to take seriously the threat posed by Pakistan based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), noting the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks dramatically showed how dangerous it was.

world Updated: Dec 12, 2009 19:38 IST

The United States has asked the world community to take seriously the threat posed by Pakistan based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), noting the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks dramatically showed how dangerous it was.

"Lashkar-e-Taiba is obviously an extremely dangerous organisation. The events in Mumbai dramatically have shown that," State Department spokesman Ian Kelly told reporters Friday when asked how serious was the LeT threat to US national security.

"They are willing to undertake operations across borders, and that, by definition, I think, would make them a very dangerous organisation that the whole international community should take seriously," he said.

"It is absolutely an issue of concern for us," Kelly said when asked whether the US was concerned over developments indicating that Pakistan-based terrorist organisations like LeT and Jaish e-Mohammed were trying to win over the hearts and minds of American youths.

"And it points out the need for concerted international action. Because of modern technology, these kinds of organizations with their murderous message can - they can promulgate their views anywhere in the world.

"Anybody who has a computer can - has access to this brutal propaganda. And it just points out the need for all countries to work together. And it also points out the importance of the partnership that we have with Pakistan in meeting this common challenge," Kelly said.

Asked whether Secretary of State Hillary Clinton planned to touch on this issue at the American Pakistan Foundation's inaugural gala benefit Friday, he said he was sure that will be one of her messages

"I'm sure she will highlight this common challenge that we face, and the common mission that we're undertaking now with Pakistan and with other partners in the region," Kelly said.