$63-mn funds of Pakistan-based terror teams blocked, says US


Washington, January 1

The US blocked $63 million in funds of designated terrorist groups, including Pakistan-based LeT and JeM, in 2019 as part of its crackdown on foreign terror organisations, according to the treasury department.

It blocked $342,000 of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), $1,725 of the Jaish-e Mohammed (JeM) and $45,798 of the Harkat-ul-Mujahideen-al-Islami, the US Department of Treasury said in an annual report released on Thursday.

All the three groups are Pakistan-based terror outfits.

Another Pakistan-based Kashmir centric terrorist outfit Hizbul Mujahideen has $4,321 blocked by the US in 2019 as against $2,287 the previous year, the report said. For the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, the US blocked $5,067 in 2019. — PTI

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