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US sanctions three Pak terrorists

world Updated: Dec 04, 2010 00:50 IST
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US has slapped sanctions against three Pakistan-based key terrorists leaders, including Abdul Rauf Azhar the top commander of Jaish-e-Mohammed in India, who in 2008 was assigned to organise suicide attacks in the country.

The Treasury Department also slapped sanctions on two other terrorists — Lashkar-e Jhangvi (LJ) senior leader Amanullah Afridi for acting for or on behalf of LJ and LJ chief operational commander Mati ur-Rehman for acting for or on behalf of LJ and al Qaeda.

“Today’s actions strike at the heart of two terrorist organisations responsible for deadly attacks against innocent civilians in Pakistan, Afghanistan and India,” said Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Stuart Levey on Thursday.

Both Lashkar-e Jhangvi and Jaish-e-Mohammed are Pakistan-based terrorist organisations.

LJ has conducted numerous attacks in Pakistan in recent times.