Pakistani Taliban added by USA to terrorism blacklist

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WASHINGTON — The AMERICAN PRESIDENT BARAK OBAMA administration added the Pakistani Taliban to its international terrorist blacklist, targeting the group blamed for the car bombing New York's Times Square.

the group known as the Tehrik-e-Taliban or TTP, is threatening the USA national Secretary of State. Hillary Rodham Clinton said in a notice published,She designated the group a "foreign terrorist organization" under U.S. law.

The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, or Pakistani Taliban Movement, is a loose federation of tribal and regional factions initially led by Baitullah Mehsud.Al-Qaida leaders, including Osama bin Laden.

Baitullah Mehsud was killed in an Aug. 5, 2009, CIA missile qwas hit in the northwestern Pakistan. He was replaced by his military chief, Hakimullah Mehsud.

Wednesday's designations will freeze any assets the group and its leaders may have in U.S. jurisdictions, make it illegal for Americans to provide funding or material support to them and bars them from entering the United States.
Lawmakers have been pushing for the sanctions since earlier this year when Pakistani-born American Faisal Shahzad pleaded guilty to the attempted May 1 Times Square bombing. Shahzad said he trained with the Pakistani Taliban to build bombs, then returned to the United States to launch an attack that would avenge attacks on Muslims by U.S. forces overseas.


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