Here are five facts you might deem interesting to know about Zakiur Rahman Lakhvi :
1. He has fought in battles before
Lakhvi is a battle hardened soldier who has previously been involved in skirmishes with then Soviet Union. The terrains he traded fire with the Russians were in Afghanistan and Chechnya.
2. Philanthropic activities in Pakistan
Following the devastating Pakistani earthquake in 2005 which shattered countless homes and displaced millions, Zakiur Rahman Lakhvi’s organization LeT’s relief operations in Pakistan. This won him the support and sympathy from numerous Pakistanis.
3. Linked to previous incidents in India
Zakiur Rehman has been linked to terrorism in neighboring India before as well. The deadly Mumbai train bombings in 2006 which claimed the lives of more than 200 people and injured several (some claim 700 individuals), Lakhvi was deemed as mastermind of the attack b y India.
4. Mumbai 26/11 attacks
He is charged and accused along with seven other accomplices in the November 26th 2008 attacks in Mumbai which claimed more than 160 lives. The incident drew enmity between India and Pakistan, as the former urged the latter to apprehend suspects involved. The two nuclear armed neighbors were on the brink of war before world leaders intervened to calm things down.
5. His qualities
He has been branded as someone who is expert in the art of warfare and knows how to organize a militia, His commitment and dedication towards the idea of Jehad is also very strong.