Badruddin HaqqaniThe Obama administration on Wednesday moved to freeze the assets of three suspected Haqqani Network militants based in Pakistan.

Haqqani Network is blamed for fueling violence in Afghanistan and the network has been accused for a string deadly attacks in capital Kabul and other provinces of Afghanistan.

Officials in the US Treasury Department, said the assets belonging to three suspected militants having links with the Haqqani Network, were frozen within the US jurisdiction.

The suspected individuals include Saidullah Jan, Yahya Haqqani and Muhammad Omar Zadran who were named “specially designated global terrorists.”

Officials further added that the ban means that US citizens would also be barred from doing business with the three suspected militants.

David Cohen, a senior Treasury official, following a statement, said that the latest action underscores the resolve by Washington to continue targeting any potential means of support for the Haqqanis.

US officials also named Muhammad Zadran for having links with the Taliban group in Afghanistan.

Haqqani Network was officially designated as a “foreign terrorist organization” by the US State Department in September 2012.


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