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Lashkar-i-Tayyiba: One Year After Mumbai
One year ago, 10 gunmen from Lashkar-i-Tayyiba (LT) laid siege to multiple targets in India’s financial capital of Mumbai over the course of three days. The group’s target selection revealed a desire to strike not only at India, but also at Western interests in the country. While a strong anti-Western element has always been present in LT’s ideology, the strikes represented the latest evolution of a peripheral jihad against Western interests. This article first examines the nature of LT attacks against India, and then assesses the threat it poses to Western targets in India and abroad.