UN declares JuD as a terrorist outfit

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JuD, terrorist organisation
United Nations, Dec 11: The United Nations Security Council has placed sanctions against Pakistan-based Jamaat-ud-Dawa, a front organisation for Lashkar-e-Toiba, declaring it a terrorist organisation.

The Council panel has designated four men linked to the Mumbai attacks as terrorists subject to sanctions.

According to The News, the four men are believed to hold leadership positions in the banned Lashkar-e-Toiba that has been accused of orchestrating last month's attacks in Mumbai.

The named terrorists are Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, Lashkar's operations chief; Muhammad Saeed, the group's leader; Haji Muhammad Ashraf, its chief of finance; and Mahmoud Mohammad Ahmed Bahaziq, a financier with the group.

The Security Council's al Qaeda and Taliban sanctions committee added them to its list of terrorists subject to the assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo under a council resolution adopted this year.

The US Treasury Department last week designated the men as terrorists and ordered any US assets frozen.

ANI

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