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  • A man feeds pigeons outside the Taj Mahal hotel, one of the targets of the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. India executed the lone surviving Pakistani gunman from the 2008 terror attack on Mumbai early Wednesday, providing Indians much-needed closure over the three-day rampage that shook the nation's core and deepened enmity with neighbor Pakistan. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

    India hangs gunman from 2008 Mumbai attack

    India executed the lone surviving gunman from the 2008 Mumbai terror attack early Wednesday, four years after Pakistani gunmen blazed through India's financial capital, killing 166 people and throwing relations between the nuclear-armed neighbors into a tailspin.

  • The U.S. State Department has placed a $10 million bounty on Hafiz Mohammad Saeed (center), who founded the militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba. (Associated Press)

    Lead terrorist in Pakistan taunts U.S. for $10M reward

    A day after Washington placed a $10 million bounty on his head, a terrorist leader in Pakistan taunted the United States at a news conference Wednesday, as Pakistani officials asked for "concrete evidence" against a man who says he runs a charity.

  • Hafiz Mohammad Saeed (right), chief of Jamaat-ud-Dawwa and founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba, addresses a news conference April 4, 2012, with anti-American cleric Sami ul Haq in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. (Associated Press)

    Pakistan wants U.S. proof of extremist's guilt

    Pakistan wants "concrete evidence" against an extremist leader who taunted the U.S. at a press conference outside Islamabad on Wednesday, one day after the State Department placed a $10 million bounty on his head.

  • Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, chief of Jamaat-ud-Dawwa and founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba, talks with the Associated Press in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Tuesday, April 3, 2012. The United States has offered a $10 million bounty for the Pakistani militant leader, who allegedly orchestrated the 2008 Mumbai attacks and has been directing an anti-American political movement in recent months. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

    Pakistani militant leader thumbs nose at U.S. bounty

    One of Pakistan's most notorious extremists mocked the United States during a defiant media conference close to the country's military headquarters Wednesday, a day after the U.S. slapped a $10 million bounty on him.

  • ** FILE ** Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Mohammad Saeed attends a ceremony in Islamabad, Pakistan, in April 2011. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

    U.S. offers bounties for terrorist leaders in Pakistan

    The State Department has put a $10 million bounty on the Pakistan-based founder of Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, a militant group that has ties to al Qaeda and carried out the 2008 attack in India that left 166 people dead, including six Americans.

  • Indian police officials frisk pedestrians outside the Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai, India, on Friday, Dec. 24, 2010. Police searched India's financial capital on Friday for four men who authorities believe entered Mumbai to carry out a terrorist attack, a top police official said. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade).

    Police search Mumbai for 4 in alleged terror plot

    Police searched India's financial capital on Friday for four men who authorities believe entered Mumbai to carry out a terrorist attack, a top police official said.

  • **FILE** Islamist cleric Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, founder of the terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba (Associated Press)

    Clinton: Pakistani militants ran group from jail

    Two leaders of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) continued to run the Pakistan-based terrorist group's operations while locked up in a Pakistani prison, according to a 2009 diplomatic message by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

  • Pervez Musharraf

    Musharraf backs gradual shutdown of militants

    Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has advocated a gradual approach in trying to shut down anti-India militant groups fighting in Kashmir, noting the popularity of such groups among Pakistanis.

  • A Pakistani flood survivor interacts with Rajiv Shah, left, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, during his visit to camp in Sukkur, Pakistan on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Khurram Shahzad)

    USAID head hurried out of Pakistan relief camp

    USAID Administrator Raj Shah was forced to cut short a visit to a flood relief camp in Pakistan this week after his security detail detected “suspicious individuals” in the area.

  • "The United States sees the Lashkar-e-Taiba becoming more lethal by the day and thinks its gradual growth now clearly shows that it has global inspirations to spread terror," said Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addressing reporters in Islamabad in July. (Bloomberg)

    Pakistan denies militant group is global terror threat

    The Pakistani-based militant organization Lashkar-e-Taiba is being viewed increasingly by U.S. political and military leaders as a global terrorist threat. But most Pakistanis remain unaware of the group's activities and agenda and continue to give it significant support.

  • Foreigners boost insurgency in east Afghanistan

    As the spotlight of the Afghan war focuses on the south, insurgent activity is increasing in parts of the east, with Arab and other foreign fighters linked to al Qaeda infiltrating across the rugged mountains with the help of Pakistani militants, Afghan and U.S. officials say.

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