Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ)

AQC and ISKThe Lashkar-e-Jhangvi is a strongly anti-Shia terror group that integrated with al Qaeda Central Command (AQC) and the Tehreek-e-Taliban Islami Pakistan (TTIP / TTP) in Pakistan’s tribal areas and has two primary goals: killing Shias and establishing the Caliphate. As a Sunni supremacist and anti-Shiite group, LeJ parent organization was Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP) now known as Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ).However, on 24 October 2016, LeJ's Al-Alimi faction claimed for the first time to have worked with the Islamic State Khurasan (ISK) in an attack on a Police Academy in Quetta (see incidents section for details). Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Al-Almi (LJA) spokesman, Ali bin Sufyan, confirmed their cross-cooperation with reporters after the attack, “We along with Daesh (Dolat-e-Islamia) have jointly carried out this attack... He told another news agency  "We have no direct link with Daesh (Islamic State),…

Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), also known as Army of Jhangvi, Lashkar I Jhangvi (LJ), Lashkar-e-Jangvi, Lashkar-e-Jhangvie, Lashkare Jhangvi, Lashkar-e-Jhangwi, Lashkar-i-Jhangwi, Jhangvi Army, Lashkar-e Jhangvi, Lashkar Jhangvi, Lashkar-e-Jhanvi (LeJ), Lashkar-i-Jangvi, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, Lashkar Jangvi, Laskar-e-Jahangvi is an active group formed c. 1996.
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