US blacklists Pakistan-based insurgent leader
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States is blacklisting the new leader of a Pakistan-based group that has carried out terrorist attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The State Department announced on Tuesday that it had added Bahawal Khan's name to its list of specially designated global terrorists.
That step freezes any assets he may have in US jurisdictions and bars Americans from any transactions with him.
The department said that Khan runs the Commander Nazir Group, which has run training camps, dispatched suicide bombers, provided safe haven for Al-Qaeda fighters and conducted cross-border operations in Afghanistan since 2006.