The United States on Wednesday formally added the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) to its blacklist of foreign terrorist organisations subject to travel and economic sanctions.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in a statement the TTP met the criteria to be included on the list, which bars any material support to and freezes the financial assets of groups deemed involved in terrorism.
Washington sees Pakistan as a frontline state in its war against the Taliban and al Qaeda, and has named a number of Pakistani militant groups to its terror blacklist.
Clinton's statement was published with the listing of TTP as a foreign terrorist organization in the government's Federal Register.
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