Pakistan targets group linked to Mumbai attacks

Pakistan targets group linked to Mumbai attacks

Karachi: A Pakistani official says security agencies have closed nine offices of a charity linked to the militant group suspected in the Mumbai attacks.

The provincial home secretary of southern Sindh province said that on Thursday, 11 December, authorities there were “sealing" the offices of Jamaat-ud-Dawa in the main city of Karachi.

A Security Council panel on Wednesday declared Jamaat-ud-Dawa a terrorist group subject to UN sanctions including an asset freeze, travel ban and arms embargo.

US officials say the group is a front for Lashkar-e-Taiba, a banned militant group accused of carrying out and planning the Mumbai terror attacks last month.