LONDON: An Indian militant group behind a series of bombings has been banned in the UK, Britain's security minister said.
James Brokenshire told lawmakers Wednesday that the United States and New Zealand had already taken steps to outlaw the Indian Mujahideen, an extremist group allegedly linked to the Lashkar-e-Taiba.
Legislators voted unanimously to ban the group in Britain, meaning it would be an offence under anti-terrorism laws to be a member of the organisation.
The group was banned in India in 2010 after it was suspected of involvement in an attack on a popular bakery in western India in which 10 people died.
It has also been accused of carrying out a series of other bombings in India, including some attacks apparently targeting foreign tourists.