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Haqqani Designation Complicates Pakistan Relations

The State Department has designated one of the main Afghan insurgent groups as a terrorist organization. The Haqqani network, based in northwest Pakistan, stages frequent cross-border raids on Western targets in Afghanistan. NPR's Jackie Northam tells host Scott Simon the State Department decision could have repercussions for Pakistan, which has been accused of aiding the Haqqanis.