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US state department expresses concern over Hafiz Saeed's release

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After White House, now the United States state department on Monday expressed its concern over LeT leader Hafiz Saeed's release from house arrest in Pakistan.

US expresses concern over Hafiz release

Earlier on Saturday, the White House lashed out at Pakistan by saying that there will be "repercussions for bilateral relations and for Pakistan's global reputation" unless Islamabad took action to detain and charge a freed Islamist militant accused of masterminding a 2008 assault in Mumbai.

Hafiz Saeed, who has been designated a terrorist by the US Justice Department and has a $10 million bounty on his head, was released before dawn after the court this week ended his detention in the eastern city of Lahore.

Saeed ran the Jamaat-ud-Dawa organisation, widely believed to be a front for the Lashkar-e-Taiba militant group, which India believes was behind the deadly attack in Mumbai.

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