Lashkar-e-Jhangvi


Organisation

Lashkar-e-Jhangvi

The Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), led by Akram Lahori, was formed in 1996 by a break-away group of the Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP). It operates essentially as the military wing of the SSP in anti-Shia activities, but has also conducted operations in Kashmir and Afghanistan.

Frederic Grare, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Director and Senior Associate, South Asia Program