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(From Agence France Presse)
The United States designated the banned Pakistan-based Muslim group Lashkar-i-Jhangvi as a foreign terror organisation, accusing it of a string of killings including that of US journalist Daniel Pearl.
The group, alleged to have links with the al-Qaeda network of Osama bin Laden, is a top suspect in the abduction and murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Pearl, as well as the killings of four American oil workers in Karachi in 1997.
"Today I am taking another important step in our campaign to eliminate the scourge of terrorism," said Secretary of State Colin Powell.
"Lashkar-i-Jhangvi is a violent Sunni Muslim …