Pakistan-based militant leader listed by UN as terrorist

The leader of a militant group which sparked recent heightened tensions between neighbours Pakistan and India has been officially listed by the UN as a terrorist.

Masood Azhar is the leader of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), which carried out a suicide bombing in February killing 40 troops in the disputed region of Kashmir.

The UN move comes after China dropped its objection to the listing.

Azhar will now be subject to an assets freeze and a travel ban. Pakistan said it would immediately enforce the sanctions.

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