Donald Trump’s counter-terrorism strategy identifies LeT, TTP as potential threat to US

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Washington: The new National Strategy for Counterterrorism released by the White House here has identified two Pakistan-based terrorist groups — Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) — along with Boko Haram as a potential threat to the United States.

In addition to ISIS and al-Qa’ida, dozens of other radical Islamist terrorist groups are working to advance more locally focused insurgent or terrorist campaigns, while still posing a threat to United States persons and interests overseas, said the National Strategy for Counter-terrorism, released by the White House on Thursday.

“These groups, including Boko Haram, Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan, and Lashkar-e Taiba, employ a range of political and terrorist tactics to undermine local governments and conduct attacks,” it said.

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