U.S. officials have accused the Haqqanis of high-profile strikes including an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Kabul in September and an earlier truck bombing that wounded dozens of U.S. troops.
Despite those accusations, the militant group is not on the State Department’s Foreign Terrorist Organizations list. Inclusion in the list would bring sanctions such as criminal penalties for anyone providing material support to the group and seizure of any assets in the United States.
The reason the network has not been placed on the list, some U.S. officials say, is that some State Department officials had hoped the Haqqanis could be brought off the battlefield as part of Afghan peace talks between the government and insurgents.
via U.S. House urges adding Haqqani group to terrorist list – AlertNet.