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U.S. says Pakistani ‘charity’ front for banned militants

U.S. says Pakistani ‘charity’ front for banned militants

ISLAMABAD: The U.S. State Department has named a self-proclaimed Pakistani charity as a "foreign terrorist organization", a status that freezes any assets it has under U.S. jurisdiction. Jamaat-ud-Dawa calls itself a humanitarian charity but is widely seen as a front organization for the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LET), a Pakistan-based group accused of orchestrating attacks in India, including the 2008 Mumbai attack that killed 166 people. The designation comes as NATO troops in Afghanistan are drawing down, and regional rivals…