Senators introduce bipartisan legislation designating Pakistan-based Haqqanis as terrorists

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The State Department announced in November that it was engaged in the “final formal review” on whether to designate the group as a Foreign Terrorist Organization, and attacks on NATO troops have continued since then. Some government officials, however, worry that labeling the organization that way could hinder talks with the Taliban, which is closely affiliated with the Haqqani Network.