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Pakistan Will Make Own Move on U.S. Terror List

Pakistan said Thursday it would decide for itself how to deal with the Pakistan-based Islamic militant groups the United States has put on its watch list of terrorist groups. The State Department Wednesday added 11 Islamic organizations to a list of “terrorist groups” that included three pro-Pakistan militant groups fighting Indian rule in the disputed Kashmir region. “It is not a question of endorsing what the United States has done. We will look at our own circumstances,” Interior Minister Makhdoom Faisal Saleh Hayat told Reuters. “The foremost thing is to have credible proof. If that is there, then certainly we will take action as we have done,” he said. The new second-tier U.S. list of 38 “other terrorist groups” includes Hizb-ul-Mujahideen — considered the largest Kashmiri militant group — which the State Department said might have several thousand members in Kashmir and Pakistan. Full Story

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