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Militant group is considered sophisticated, well-financed

Lashkar organization originated in Pakistan. Widely considered a creation of the Pakistani government, Lashkar-e-Taiba was banned by Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf and declared a foreign terrorist organization by the U.S in 2001, but experts say it remains a sophisticated, well-trained and financed group. Translated to “Army of the Pure,” Lashkar was formed in 1990 as the armed wing of a Pakistani-based religious organization. The fighters initially fought alongside the Afghanistan mujahadeen but their focus and operations quickly turned to the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, long a flash point between India and Pakistan. It has been connected with the bombing and sometimes brutal killings of Indian military forces and civilians as one of the foremost groups there. Full Story

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