Pakistan releases US-wanted militant suspect on court order
November 24, 2017
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani authorities acting on a court order released a U.S.-wanted militant Friday who allegedly founded a banned group linked to the 2008 Mumbai, India attack that killed 168 people, his spokesman and officials said.
Hafiz Saeed, who has been designated a terrorist by the U.S. Justice Department and has a $10 million bounty on his head, was released before dawn after the court this week ended his detention in the eastern city of Lahore.
The move outraged the U.S. and Indian authorities, but Saeed's spokesman Yahya Mujahid confirmed his release, calling it a "vic...