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Pakistani court sentences militant leader to five years in jail

Pakistani court sentences militant leader to five years in jail
Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi is alleged to be a leader of the Lashker-e-Taiba group that organized the Mumbai attacks in 2008 that killed 166 people.

Pakistani court sentences militant leader to five years in jail In this Thursday, Jan.BANGASH/AP MULTAN, Pakistan — A Pakistani court on Friday convicted and sentenced a senior militant leader to five years in jail in a case of terror financing, the country's counter-terrorism department in the eastern Punjab province said.The court ruling comes after authorities arrested Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, an alleged leader of the militant group that was behind the bloody 2008 Mumbai attacks in India.Lakhvi is alleged to be a leader of the Lashker-e-Taiba group that organized the Mumbai attacks in 2008 that killed 166 people.

He was arrested after Mumbai attacks but released in 2015 by Pakistani courts.According to Punjab Counter-Terrorism Department, Lakhvi was fined 100,000 Pakistani rupees ($622) by the court in Lahore, the capital of Punjab province.

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