Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, LJ is a Wahabi Islamist group, formed in 1996 in Pakistan.
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi was formed when Sipah-e-Sahaba (SSP) activists Riaz Basra, Malik Ishaq and Akram Lahori broke away from the SSP over differences with its leadership. The group has been involved in several attacks on Shia Muslims and protectors of them. Lashkar-e-Jhangvi is predominantly Punjabi. The group has been labelled by intelligence officials in Pakistan as a major security threat. It has been designated as a terrorist organization by Australia, Canada, India, Pakistan, Russia, United Kingdom, United States and the United Nations.