Pak Taliban added to UN terrorist sanctions list

The Pakistan Taliban has been blamed for attacks that have left hundreds dead in Pakistan.

Last Updated: Jul 30, 2011, 00:30 AM IST

United Nations: The UN Security Council
on Friday put the Pakistan Taliban on its international
anti-terrorism sanctions list in a move highlighting the
growing threat from the group, diplomats said.

The adding of the Tehrik-E-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)
group to the sanctions list also comes as the Security Council
eases pressure on the Afghan Taliban in a bid to encourage it
to join peace moves in Afghanistan.

The Pakistan Taliban has been blamed for attacks that
have left hundreds dead in Pakistan but also been linked to an
attempted bombing in Times Square, New York last year.

Britain`s UN ambassador Mark Lyall Grant welcomed the
addition of the Pakistan Taliban to counter-terrorism list, a
moved which has been backed by the Pakistan government.

"It sends a powerful signal of the international
community`s solidarity and resolve in the fight against the
TTP and international terrorism," Lyall Grant said in a
statement.

PTI