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US labels Pak-based Mullah Nazir`s militant group `Global Terrorists`

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 13:55

Islamabad: The US State Department has designated the Commander Nazir Group and its leader Malang Wazir as ` Specially Designated Global Terrorists`.

In a statement, the State Department said the Nazir Group has run training camps for terrorists, dispatched suicide bombers, provided sanctuary for al Qaeda fighters and conducted cross-border operations against the US and its allies in Afghanistan, reports The Express Tribune.

The statement further said the Nazir group is also responsible for assassinations and intimidation operations against civilians in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Mullah Nazir was killed in a drone strike early this year, and the group has chosen Malang Wazir as part of the top leadership.

The group has also reportedly issued a statement that they would continue to support Al -Qaeda and attacks in Afghanistan . The group has also claimed responsibility for attacks in Pakistan.


First Published: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 13:55

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