US designates Pakistan-based LeT’s student wing a terrorist organisation
The United States of America (USA) has added the Al-Muhammadia Students, student wing of the Pakistan-based militant organization Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) into its list of foreign terrorist organizations. The US State Department’s move against the student group came as the Treasury Department added two LeT leaders to the US list of specially designated global terrorists, subjecting them to US sanctions. LeT has been accused of orchestrating numerous terrorist attacks, including a 26/11 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed 166 people. Pakistan Government had banned LeT in 2002 but it has continued operating through front organizations and their leaders conduct public rallies and interviews.