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The United States added Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent, a regional branch of the global extremist network, to its terror blacklist on Thursday.Since then, the group has claimed responsibility for a number of deadly and sometimes spectacular attacks, which may explain the US decision to list it separately.Under the new designation, if investigators tie any assets or property under US jurisdiction to the group or its leader, they will be frozen.Umar, who has appeared in Al-Qaeda propaganda as the AQIS leader, is a shadowy figure.
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