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Pakistan: U.N. Designates Jaish-e-Mohammed Leader as Terrorist

1 MIN READMay 1, 2019 | 17:54 GMT

What Happened: The United Nations has listed Masood Azhar, the Pakistan-based leader of the Jaish-e-Mohammed militant group, as a terrorist under U.N. Security Council Resolution 1267, India's ambassador to the United Nations announced via Twitter on May 1.

Why It Matters: The designation serves as a major diplomatic victory for India, which had been attempting to convince China to support its move to blacklist Azhar. 

Background: Jaish-e-Mohammed claimed responsibility for a recent bombing in Indian-administered Kashmir that killed more than 40 security personnel.

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