US blacklists Pakistan militants
America has banned four Pakistan militants and put financial sanctions. They are accused of spreading Muslim terrorism. Leaders of the terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Toiba (LET) have been accused of creating violence in India.
The United States has imposed financial sanctions on four people it says are leaders of the Pakistan-based militant group, Lashkar-e-Toiba (LET).
The US treasury called the group "a murderous al-Qaeda affiliate" which had shown willingness to murder civilians.
The group is active in Indian-administered Kashmir. In 2001, the US blocked its assets.
LET has been blamed for attacks on commuter trains in Mumbai in 2006 and the Indian parliament in 2001.
"LET's transnational nature makes it crucial for governments worldwide to do all they can to stifle LET's fundraising and operations," the treasury's undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, Stuart Levey, said.
The US government said the group had carried out attacks against military and civilian targets in India since 1993.