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No LeT, JuD militant in Pak's most wanted terrorists list

Source: ANI
September 01, 2009 13:16 IST
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No militant belonging to the Lashkar-e-Tayiba or its parent organisation, the Jamaat-ud-Daawa, has been included in Pakistan's top 10 most wanted terrorists list.

JuD chief Hafiz Saeed, along with other top LeT commanders, has been accused of masterminding the deadly Mumbai terror attacks on November 26, 2008, in which 179 people were killed.

According to well-placed Interior Ministry sources in Islamabad, Pakistan's top ten most wanted terrorists belong to six militant and sectarian organisations linked to the al-Qaeda and the Taliban, who are still at large and adamant to pursue their Jihadi agenda.

Four of the ten wanted militants are affiliated with the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan; two belong to the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi while one each is associated with the Tehrik-e-Nifaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi, the Jaish-e-Mohammad, the Harkatul Jehadul Islami and the Lashkar-e-Islami.

They include Maulana Fazlullah of the TNSM, Hakimullah Mehsud, Qari Hussain Mehsud, Maulvi Faqeer Mohammad and Waliur Rehman of the TTP, Matiur Rehman and Qari Zafar of the LeJ, Maulana Ilyas Kashmiri of the HuJI, Rashid Rauf of the JeM and Mangal Bagh of the LeI.

With Baitullah Mehsud already killed, Maulana Fazlullah has become the No1 most wanted terrorist in Pakistan. Hakimullah Mehsud, a close confidant of Baitullah Mehsud and the new chief of the TTP, ranks No 2 in the most wanted list, The News reported.

Another close aide of Baitullah, Qari Hussain Mehsud, ranks No 3.

The No 4 in the most wanted list is Ilyas Kashmiri, the chief of the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir chapter of al-Qaeda-linked Jehadi organisation Harkatul Jehadul Islami.

At No 5 in the most wanted list is Rashid Rauf, an alleged al-Qaeda linked British national of Pakistani origin, who is wanted by both Pakistan and Britain for being a central figure in an August 2006 plot to blow up some America-bound trans-Atlantic airplanes.

The No 6 most wanted terrorist is Mangal Bagh Afridi, who is the founder of the Lashkar-e-Islam, an Islamic militant group operating in Khyber Agency. Matiur Rehman alais Samad Sial, the chief operational commander of the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, ranks No 7.

Maulvi Faqir Mohammed, a member of the Mohmand tribe and the deputy commander of the TTP, ranks No 8 in the most wanted list. Waliur Rehman, the commander of the South Waziristan chapter of the TTP who has emerged as a key Jihadi figure after the death of Baitullah, ranks No 9.

No 10 is Qari Mohammad Zafar, largely believed to be the acting Ameer of the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, who runs a suicide bombing squad in Pakistan.

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Source: ANI