The US Treasury Department has added eight Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) leaders to the list of specially designated nationals. “Today’s action against LeT is Treasury’s most comprehensive to date against this group and includes individuals participating in all aspects of LeT’s operations – from commanders planning attacks to those managing LeT’s relationships with other terrorist groups,” David S. Cohen, Treasury’s undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, said in a statement.
The LeT terrorists designated by Treasury include Sajid Mir, the “project manager” responsible for coordinating the November 2008 siege of Mumbai. Mir’s phone conversations with the Mumbai attackers were intercepted by authorities. Mir has been identified as a former senior figure in Pakistan’s military and intelligence establishment.