US hands list of 20 terror groups to Pakistan: Report
The US administration has shared a list 20 terrorist groups which the Americans claim are operating in Pakistan, the Dawn newspaper reported quoting diplomatic sources.
On Wednesday, US secretary of state Rex Tillerson had told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that Pakistan is willing to target terrorists if provided information by the US government.
"Pakistanis have indicated - if we provide the information they will act. We're going to have to test that, give them an opportunity to do so," Tillerson had told the committee.
Pakistan officials denied US had given a list of 75 terrorist organizations, Dawn said.
The Dawn also reported that the US government released a list of kind of militants on The Washington Post’s demand, it included: those who launched attacks on Afghanistan, those who targeted Pakistan and critically for India - militants who focused on Kashmir.
Top of the list of militants is the Haqqani network, the Dawn report said.
The list also includes Jaish-e-Mohammed which operates in Kashmir and Lashkar-e-Taiba led by Hafiz Sayeed who India accuses of having masterminded the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
The other groups include: Harakatul Mujahideen, Lashkar-i-Jhanghvi, Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan Harakatul Jihadi-i-Islami, Jamaatul Ahrar, Jamaatud Dawa al-Quran and Tariq Gidar Group.
Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Commander Nazir Group, Indian Mujahideen, Islamic Jihad Union, Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan ISIS-Khorasan, Al Qaeda in the Indian Sub-Continent and the Turkistan Islamic Party Movement are also on the list, Dawn reported.