WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is adding a Pakistani charity affiliated with a prominent al-Qaida-linked militant group to its terrorism blacklist.
The State Department and Treasury on Wednesday announced separate moves against the Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation, which has provided humanitarian assistance to Pakistanis displaced by recent floods and military action. The group is believed to be a front for Lashkar-e-Taiba, the banned organization blamed for deadly 2008 attacks in Mumbai, India.
Wednesday's actions target Falah-e-Insaniat, its leader and two men with top positions in Lashkar-e-Taiba. The sanctions freeze any assets they may have in the U.S., bar Americans from supporting them and bar the individuals from traveling to the United States.