12 dreaded terror outfits flourishing in Pakistan, 5 aimed at 'Destruction of India'

New Delhi: According to a recent US Congress report on terrorism, Pakistan is a shelter for at least 12 organisations identified as "foreign terrorist organizations" including five terror outfits targeting India such as Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed. The Independent Congressional Research Service (CRS) said in the report (CRS Report) that US authorities have identified Pakistan as a haven for several armed and non-state terror organizations from where they carry out their terrorist acts.

Some of these terrorist organizations have existed since the 1980s. A report released by the bipartisan research arm of the US Congress ahead of the QUAD summit last week said the group, which is operating from Pakistan, could be broadly divided into five categories. These include global terror organizations, Afghan-centric, India and Kashmir-centric, domestically organizations and cult-centric (against Shias) terrorist organizations.

Tell you that Lashkar-e-Taiba (LET) was formed in Pakistan in the 1980s and was marked as a foreign terrorist organization (FTO) in 2001. 'LET is believed to be responsible for several other high-profile attacks in India's Mumbai with the 2008 horrific terror attack,' CRS said. According to the report, Jaish-e-Mohammed (JEM) was formed in 2000 by terrorist leader Masood Azhar and was also marked as a foreign terror organisation (FTO) in 2001. JEM along with LET is also responsible for several other attacks including the 2001 attack on the Indian Parliament.

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