US slaps sanctions against LeT leaders
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Washington, Nov 25: The United States has slapped sanctions against more key Lashkar-e-Taiba leaders and its affiliate.
The senior LeT members, who have been named are Mian Abdullah, head of its Traders Department, and Mohmmad Naushad Alam Khan, a key financial facilitator for the organization.
Sanctions have also been slapped against Pakistan-based Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation (FIF), which is closely connected to LeT and its humanitarian front Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JUD). The foundation has provided humanitarian assistance to Pakistanis displaced by recent floods.
LeT senior leader and current head of FIF, Hafiz Abdur Rauf, has also been named.
"Today's amendment of the LeT designation to include FIF shows that the United States will not tolerate any support to this organization. LeT has attempted to use FIF as a way to evade scrutiny. This designation will help put to an end that attempted evasion," said the State Department's Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Ambassador Daniel Benjamin.
"Few individuals are more integral to LeT's fundraising than Hafiz Abdur Rauf and Mian Abdullah," said Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, Stuart Levey.
"In their respective capacities, today's designees play key roles in advancing LeT's operations and soliciting financial support on its behalf.
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