Lashkar-e Tayyiba (LeT), also known as the Army of the Righteous, is a Pakistan-based terrorist group that was formed in the 1980s. LeT has conducted operations, including several high-profile attacks, against Indian troops and civilian targets since 1993. The group also has attacked Coalition Forces in Afghanistan. LeT was responsible for the November 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India that killed 166 people–including six U.S. citizens–and injured more than 300.
On December 26, 2001, the U.S. Department of State designated LeT as a Foreign Terrorist Organization under section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended. Previously, on December 20, 2001, the Department of State designated LeT as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist pursuant to Executive Order 13224, as amended. As a result, all of LeT’s property, and interests in property, subject to U.S. jurisdiction are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in any transactions with LeT. It is a crime to knowingly provide, or to attempt or conspire to provide, material support or resources to LeT.