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UN Adds Pakistani Taliban To Sanctions List

The United Nations has slapped sanctions on the Pakistani Taliban for having links with Al-Qaeda.

The UN Security Council said its sanctions committee dealing with Al-Qaeda had imposed an assets freeze, a travel ban, and an arms embargo on the Pakistani group, also known by its Urdu name of Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan, or TTP.

A council statement said the committee, which maintains a list of sanctioned groups and individuals, had also imposed the same measures on the Caucasus Emirate organization, an Islamist insurgent group based in Russia's North Caucasus.

compiled from Reuters reports