U.N. Security Council committee blacklists Jaish-e-Mohammed founder: diplomats

May 1, 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.N. Security Council committee blacklisted Masood Azhar, the head of Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), on Wednesday after China dropped its obstruction of the move, diplomats said. 

JeM carried out a Feb. 14 attack in Kashmir that killed at least 40 Indian paramilitary police, making it the deadliest in the disputed region during a 30-year-long insurgency. The attack increased tensions between nuclear-armed neighbors Pakistan and India.

(Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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