Pakistan bans Haqqani network after security talks with Kerry

January 16, 2015 12:37 PM

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ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan has outlawed the Taliban-linked Haqqani network, officials said on Friday, days after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's government to fight groups that threaten Afghan, Indian and U.S. interests.

American officials blame high-profile attacks in Afghanistan on the powerful Haqqani network, which mainly operates out of Pakistan's border areas, and say it has ties to the Pakistani state.

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