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US, Saudi sanction Pakistan militant group

RIYADH, April 2, 2016

Saudi Arabia and the US imposed joint sanctions targeting the Pakistan-based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba, the two countries announced.

The sanctions targeted four individuals and two affiliated organisations, including James Alexander McLintock and the Pakistan-based Al Rahmah Welfare Organization, which the US Treasury Department said was a front for Al Qaeda.

Also listed were Abdul Aziz Nuristani, the Jamia Asariya Madrassa, Naveed Qamar and Saudi Arabia-based Muhammad Ijaz Safarash, who was accused of arranging travel documents and financial transfers for Lashkar-e-Taiba from the kingdom.

The announcement marks the second time that the US and Saudi officials have co-ordinated their actions to disrupt the finances of Islamist militant groups in Southeast Asia.

Last April, they levied joint sanctions against Al-Furqan Foundation Welfare Trust, also based in Pakistan and Afghanistan.-Reuters




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