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Mumbai attacks put spotlight on Lashkar-e-Taiba

December 5, 2008
The evidence pointing to the Pakistan-based group’s hand in the rampage in India raises the question of whether Pakistan’s elite spy agencies continue to nurture militant groups.
By Laura King
The Los Angeles Times
December 5, 2008


Khalid Tanveer / Associated Press
Pakistanis protest in Multan against India and the U.S., which have alleged that there is a Pakistani link to the Mumbai attacks.

Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan — Lashkar-e-Taiba, the self-styled “Army of the Pure,” has left its footprints in the snows of Kashmir, the back alleys of Lahore and Karachi, the harsh terrain along the Pakistan-Afghanistan frontier — and now, investigators say, in Mumbai, India, the scene of last week’s horrific rampage by gunmen.

The growing case against the Pakistan-based militant organization speaks directly to a doubt that has plagued U.S.-Pakistani relations since the two countries became allies after the Sept. 11 attacks: whether present or former officials in Pakistan’s powerful security establishment continue to nurture radical Islamic groups.

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