In what can be described as a major revelation by the Afghan authorities, the nation for the first time has alleged that the former Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) chief Hafiz Saeed is overseeing attacks by the global terror organisation Islamic State in the war-torn country.
According to a report in the Voice of America, in a meeting between the Afghan and Pakistani military officials in Kabul on Tuesday, the Afghan officials revealed that the “currently former leader of Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT), Hafiz Saeed, is managing activities of IS in Afghanistan.”
Saeed is wanted in India for master-minding Mumbai terror-attacks in 2008.
The United States has a bounty of $10 million for information leading to Saeed’s arrest.
Saeed now lives in a fortified compound in Lahore.