Lashkar-e-Taiba terror group remains intact
Ten months after its attacks in Mumbai, Lashkar-e-Taiba remains largely intact and determined to strike India again, according to current and former members of the group, as well as intelligence officials. Despite pledges from Pakistan to dismantle militant groups operating on its soil, and the arrest of a handful of operatives, Lashkar has persisted since 10 recruits killed 163 people in Mumbai last November. According to The New York Times, Indian and Pakistani dossiers on the Mumbai investigations offer a detailed map of a Lashkar network spanning Pakistan. Among the organizers, Hammad Amin Sadiq and six others begin their formal trial on Saturday in Pakistan, though Indian authorities say the prosecution stops well short of top Lashkar leaders. Former Lashkar militants and intelligence officials from the United States, Europe, India and Pakistan presented a troubling portrait of Lashkar’s capabilities, its popularity in Pakistan and the support it has received from former officials of Pakistan’s military and intelligence establishment.