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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

'I'll be in Lahore tomorrow if you want me': Brazen Pakistani extremist taunts U.S. officials after they slap a $10m bounty on his head

One of Pakistan's most notorious extremists brazenly taunted the United States to the world's media after Washington officials slapped a $10million bounty on his head.

Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, 61, told the White House it should give the reward money to him, claiming he had made no secret of his whereabouts in recent months.

Speaking to a news conference near to Pakistan's military headquarters, he told journalists, he boasted: 'I am here, I am visible. America should give that reward money to me.

'I will be in Lahore tomorrow. America can contact me whenever it wants to.'

Analysts have said that Pakistan is unlikely to arrest Saeed, founder of the militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba, because of his alleged links with the country's intelligence agency and the political danger of doing Washington's bidding in a country where anti-American sentiment is rampant. Read More