Pakistan Targets Group Linked to Mumbai Attacks

People participate in a candle light vigil to pay tribute to those killed in recent terror attacks in Mumbai, in Allahabad, India, Friday, Dec. 5, 2008. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) _ Pakistan has ordered the closure of all offices of a charity linked to the militant group suspected in the Mumbai attacks.

A government official said Thursday that authorities had been ordered to close the offices of Jemaat-u-Dawa. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.

The moves against Jemaat-u-Dawa come on the heels of pressure on Pakistan to crack down on anyone connected to the attacks that killed 171 people in India's financial capital last month.

The United Nations declared the charity a terrorist group and subject to sanctions.

Pakistan's prime minister said the country would "honor its international obligations'' following the U.N. decision.

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