Pakistani Taliban Leader Killed In US Drone Strike

US slaps more sanctions on Pakistan-linked militants

US slaps more sanctions on Pakistan-linked militants

The US administration called on the governments of Pakistan and other South Asian countries to deny sanctuary to risky individuals and organisations.

A US Treasury Department release said its Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated three individuals - Rahman Zeb Faqir Muhammad, Hizb Ullah Astam Khan and Dilawar Khan Nadir Khan - as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) for providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism.

"Treasury continues to aggressively pursue and expose radicals who support terrorist organisations and run illicit financial networks across South Asia".

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A statement said the three men were involved in providing financial and logistical support, explosives, and technological aid to the three extremist groups.

All three were tied to Aminullah, who was put on worldwide terror blacklists in 2009.

The US called on "the Pakistani government and others in South Asia region to work with Washington to deny sanctuary to these unsafe individuals" who acted on or behalf of US and UN-designated terrorist Shaykh Aminullah.

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The United States alleges that Aminullah turned a religious school in the northwest Pakistani city of Peshawar into a training and recruiting base used by Al-Qaeda, the Afghan Taliban, and Lashkar-e-Taiba. Hizb Ullah also facilitated Aminullah's travel in 2013 to the Gulf. She also condemned the recent Kabul attacks and offered Pakistan's assistance for a joint investigation.

Details of the latest USA drone attack emerged as an Afghan delegation led by the neighboring country's deputy foreign minister, Hekmat Khalil Karzai, opened a new round of wide-ranging talks Friday with Pakistani counterparts in Islamabad. In 2013, Dilawar was one of the leaders of the Ganj Madrassa, which the OFAC designated in August 2013 for being controlled by Aminullah and for providing financial and material support to LeT and the Taliban, alleged the Treasury.

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