Officials from the Clinton administration apparently held talks last week with Pakistan`s military leader about banning the group involved, which is known as Harkat ul-Mujahedeen
and is apparently the new name for the Harkut ul-Ansar group that was placed on the US State Department`s list of terrorist groups in 1997.
Another well-known figure in Pakistan religious politics, Fazal ur-Rehman Khalil, is a leader of Harkat ul-Mujahedeen, which follows the same school of thought as Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam but is more militant and is fighting for Indian Kashmir's merger with Pakistan.
Harkat ul-Mujahedeen has been banned and classified by the United States as a terrorist organisation.
At least 22 members of the Kashmiri extremist group Harkat ul-Mujahedeen were killed in an attack in Kabul, a spokesman for the group said yesterday.
Some of the bodies - including several Harkat ul-Mujahedeen senior commanders - were damaged beyond recognition, Shah said.