Matiur Rehman

matiur_rehman_20090907He’s the chief operational commander of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) as well as Al Qaeda’s planning director. Born in 1977 in Bahawalpur district of Punjab, his reputation rests on his bomb-making skills, as also for his liaisons between the Al Qaeda and the Pakistani jehadi community. Matiur was linked with the August 2006 trans-Atlantic plot to use homemade liquid explosive devices to destroy a fleet of US-bound British aeroplanes. He’s also suspected to have been behind the devastating bombing of the elite Marriott Hotel in Islamabad. Wanted by both the FBI and FIA, he carries a bounty of Rs 10 million.

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