December 2nd, 2010
01:34 PM ET

Treasury targets high-ranking Pakistani militants

The U.S. Treasury Department is forbidding Americans from engaging in transactions with three high-ranking militants in "Pakistani-based terrorist organizations."

The department on Thursday designated two members of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi - senior leader Amanullah Afridi and chief operational commander Mati ur-Rehman - for acting for or on behalf of that group and al Qaeda.

The designations also freeze any assets the designees have under U.S.

Abdul Rauf Azhar, a senior leader of Jaish-e-Mohammed, was designated for acting for or on behalf of that group.

"All three of today's targets are actively involved in leading or
planning operations on behalf of these dangerous terrorist organizations," said Stuart Levey, the Treasury Department's under secretary for terrorism and financial intelligence.

Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, which has conducted many attacks in Pakistan, is
responsible for the January 2002 kidnapping and killing of U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl. Jaish-e-Mohammed has conducted attacks in India and Pakistan.

Both groups have been designated by the United States as foreign terrorist organizations.

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  1. Dindy.....

    Dan..people are getting frustrated I think as this war is going for a long time and some want to make a business out of it. some people who are directly involved or suffer from war has different ideas as they have faced more troubles than us.

    December 3, 2010 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      Of course the right-wing thugs in both Europe and Washington are making a business out of this obscene war. To them it's big business but to the people in both Afghanistan and Pakistan,it's nothing but heartache and misery!!!

      December 3, 2010 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
      • Jesse Cook


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      • Bledsoe


        December 5, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jesse Cook

        Excuse me,I meant Hardy,har........

        December 5, 2010 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
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  2. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    Lennybaby do you like terrorists or enjoy seeing their death and destruction of others. As long as they do you no harm I guess huh?

    December 2, 2010 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Lennybaby

    Didn't the right-wing thugs in Washington do that long ago? How life seems to be full of surprises!

    December 2, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bledsoe


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      • Jesse Cook


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