LeT may target India again, says UN anti-terror official

LeT may target India again, says UN anti-terror official

Richard Barrett, Coordinator of the UN Security Council

"Lashkar-e-Taiba tactics is quite obvious. It is trying to increase tensions between India and Pakistan at a time when they and their associates are particularly under pressure in western Pakistan," said Richard Barrett, Coordinator of the UN Security Council's al-Qaeda and Taliban Sanctions Monitoring Committee.

LeT, which is responsible for holding a series of terrorist attacks in India including the Mumbai terror strikes, has been declared as a terrorist organisation by the United Nations Security Council.

"They may do that again," Barrett said, adding that "this is the real risk".

Barrett along with Chairman of the Security Council's al-Qaeda and Taliban Sanctions Committee, Thomas Mayr-Harting, the Austrian Ambassador, addressed a joint press conference at the UN headquarters here.

Barrett said several LeT attacks have taken place in Lahore, which is hardly in the tribal areas, and even Pakistani soldiers in Kashmir had been attacked. "I think, these groups are real concern to Pakistan," he said, adding LeT is also having operational links with the Taliban.

LeT, which is responsible for holding a series of terrorist attacks in India including the Mumbai terror strikes, has been declared as a terrorist organization by the United Nations Security Council.

"Lashkar-e-Taiba tactics is quite obvious. It is trying to increase tensions between India and Pakistan at a time when they and their associates are particularly under pressure in western Pakistan," said Richard Barrett, Coordinator of the UN Security Council's al-Qaeda and Taliban Sanctions Monitoring Committee.

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