Death of Abdul Bhuttawi, who trained Kasab on 26/11, was the commander of Lashkar-e-Taiba


Death of Abdul Bhuttawi, who trained Kasab on 26/11, was the commander of Lashkar-e-Taiba

Lashkar-e-Taiba leader Abdul Salam Bhuttavi, who trained the terrorists who carried out the 2008 Mumbai attacks, has died in a jail in Pakistan. Bhuttawi, the top commander of Lashkar-e-Taiba, died of a heart attack on Monday night. Bhuttavi, who helped prepare the terrorists for the 26/11 attack in Mumbai, was serving a sentence in the Terror Funding Case in the country.

The United Nations Security Council (UN) designated Bhuttawi a terrorist in 2012. Pakistan after many years Pakistan The government had in August 2020 charged and arrested Abdul Rehman Makki, brother-in-law of terrorist group Hafiz Saeed, along with the founder of the terror funding case. Along with this, the court sentenced him to jail for more than 16 years.

In 2008, LeT targeted Mumbai and carried out deadly attacks, in which 166 people were killed, including citizens of several countries such as the US and the UK. The US Treasury Department sanctioned Bhuttawi in September 2011, saying he was responsible for fundraising, recruiting and educating Lashkar-e-Taiba members for 20 years. The United Nations said Bhuttawi was a founding member of the terror group and served as Hafiz Saeed’s deputy.

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Abdul Salam Bhuttawi has served twice as the caretaker of Lashkar-e-Taiba. Hafiz Saeed was detained a few days after the Mumbai attacks in 2008 and remained imprisoned till 2009. Bhuttawi handled the day-to-day operations of Lashkar-e-Taiba during this period and took all the decisions himself. Hafiz Saeed was also detained in the year 2002.

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