U.S. to designate Haqqani network as terrorist group: State Department

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Posted: Sep 07, 2012 8:50 AM
U.S. to designate Haqqani network as terrorist group: State Department

VLADIVOSTOCK, Russia (Reuters) - The United States will designate the Pakistan-based Haqqani network, accused of some high-profile attacks, as a terrorist group, the U.S. State Department said on Friday.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has signed a report to Congress saying the network met criteria for a terrorist designation, the department said.

(Reporting by Andy Quinn; Editing by Will Dunham and Vicki Allen)