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Pakistan bans militant chief

The Pakistan government has banned the chief of a militant group from entering Pakistani-administered Kashmir. Masood Azhar – head of the outlawed group, Jaish-e-Mohammad – had been invited to address a religious conference in the region on Thursday. India accuses Jaish-e-Mohammad and Lashkar-e-Toiba of being involved in the attack on its parliament in 2001. The announcement comes less than a week after the US Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage visited the region. Pakistan says the ban on the militant leader has been implemented to maintain law and order in the region. The two groups were declared as terrorist organisations by the United States and banned in Pakistan after the Delhi parliament attack. Full Story

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