Pakistani cleric and head of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa charity, Hafiz Saeed addresses a news conference in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
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A founder of a Pakistani militant group blacklisted by the United Nations for terrorism said Tuesday he had filed a court petition to halt government plans to seize control of his charities.Hafiz Saeed is the founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), or Army of the Pure, blamed by the United States, India for four days of shootings and bombings in Mumbai in 2008 that killed 166 people.LeT, Saeed and charities that he controls are all included on terrorism blacklists by the U.N. Security Council and the United States. The United States calls Saeed's charities -- Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and the Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) -- "terrorist fronts" for LeT, which Saeed co-founded in 1987 .
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