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Azam Cheema

Born: 1953;

Place of Birth: Faisalabad, Pakistan;

1. Islamabad, Pakistan;
2. Muzaffarabad, Pakistan;
3. Bahawalpur, Pakistan;

Citizenship: Pakistani;


Azam is reported to have been involved in the July 2006 Mumbai train bombings perpetrated by Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

Cheema is a key commander in the operations of LeT, a Pakistan-based terrorist group – held responsible for the November 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, and which has links to Osama bin Laden and the al Qaeda network.

Cheema has also been described as LeT’s surveillance or intelligence chief and has been involved in LeT’s training activities, specifically training LeT members in bomb making and skills needed to infiltrate India.

In 2008, Cheema, the former LeT commander for Bahawalpur, Punjab Province, Pakistan, was appointed to be an operations advisor to LeT senior leader Zaki-Ur-Rehman Lakhvi.

As of 2004, Cheema was identified as being responsible for LeT’s external operational planning.

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