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US blacklists Kashmir 'terror' group

The United States added the Kashmiri separatist group Hizb-ul-Mujahideen to its blacklist of terrorist organizations on Wednesday, amid renewed protests against Indian rule in the region. US authorities had already designated the group's leader, Syed Salahuddin, a "global terrorist", but he is still able to operate in Pakistani Kashmir, where his group has strong support.
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