LeT is responsible for deaths of hundreds of innocent lives, says the US
US condemns Lashkar-e-Taiba, but refused to comment on remarks by its leader, Hafeez SaeedUpdated: Oct 14, 2016 20:16 IST
Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba, which has been designated as a terrorist organisation by the UN, is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of innocent lives, including American citizens, the US has said, even as it refused to comment on recent remarks by the outfit’s leader Hafeez Saeed.
“I’m not going to respond to comments that may have been attributed to him (Hafiz Saeed). He’s listed by the UN Security Council 1267 al Qaeda Sanctions Committee for targeted sanctions due to his affiliation with the terrorist group Lashkar-e Taiba (LeT),” State Department deputy spokesperson Mark Toner said on Thursday.
“Both the LeT and Saeed are designated by the US government. The LeT is obviously responsible for the death of hundreds of innocent civilians in terrorist attacks, including a number of American citizens,” Toner said in response to a question.
LeT terrorists were involved in carrying out the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, in which 166 people were killed and around 300 were injured.
Mastermind and LeT operations commander Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi is living at an undisclosed location after being released from a Pakistani jail on bail a year ago. Six other suspects are in Adiala Jail, Rawalpindi. The case has been underway in the country for more than six years.
First Published: Oct 14, 2016 08:11 IST