US 'deeply concerned' as Pakistan frees Mumbai attacks suspect

US 'deeply concerned' as Pakistan frees Mumbai attacks suspectThe US said it was “deeply concerned” Friday after Pakistan freed one of the suspected masterminds of the 2008 Mumbai attacks despite months of pressure from Washington over militancy. The statement came as firebrand cleric Hafiz Saeed, who heads the UN-listed terrorist group Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and has a $ 10 million US bounty on his head, led prayers and met with supporters in Lahore Friday after his midnight release. JuD, which has operated freely across Pakistan and is popular for its charity work, is considered by the US and India to be a front for Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), the militant group blamed for the attack on India’s financial capital.

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