Trump administration identifies LeT and TTP as potential threat to US

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Trump administration in its new counter-terrorism strategy identified Pakistan-based terrorist outfits – the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) – as a potential threat to the United States.

The strategy also highlights that the groups, including Boko Haram, Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan and the Lashkar-e Taiba, employ a range of political and terrorist tactics to undermine local governments and conduct attacks. The LeT has been declared as a foreign terrorist organisation by the US in June 2014. 

According to the strategy, these terrorist organisations will probably prioritise regional goals over attacks against the homeland or United States interests because of resource constraints or political considerations.

The strategy said that the ISIS remains the foremost radical Islamist terrorist group and the primary transnational terrorist threat to the US.