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Saudi charity funds al-Qaeda, Pak terror outfits: report

A Saudi Arabian charity believed to be a front for al Qaeda has provided $15 million (55 million dirhams) to extremist groups in Pakistan for carrying out terror attacks, according to a secret report prepared by Pakistani police.

world Updated: Sep 13, 2009 23:29 IST

A Saudi Arabian charity believed to be a front for al Qaeda has provided $15 million (55 million dirhams) to extremist groups in Pakistan for carrying out terror attacks, according to a secret report prepared by Pakistani police.

A major chunk of the funds provided by the Al-Haramain Foundation went to the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, said the report prepared by the Crime Investigation Department. The Al-Haramain Foundation has been banned by the UN Security Council for its links to al-Qaeda.

According to the CID report, Hakimullah Mehsud, the successor to slain Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan chief Baitullah Mehsud, has vowed to avenge his killing in a US drone attack in August. "It’s likely to strike major cities of Punjab," said the report.