PESHAWAR, Pakistan — The United States has placed unprecedented sanctions on an Islamic school in northwest Pakistan for allegedly training and financing fighters from al-Qaida and other militant groups.
The sanctions against Jamia Taleem-Ul-Quran-Wal-Hadith Madrassa, also known as the Ganj Madrassa, in the city of Peshawar were the first to target an Islamic school, the U.S. Department of the Treasury said in a statement Tuesday.
Critics long have accused radical Islamic schools in Pakistan of indoctrinating young boys and training them to become militants.
The U.S. also placed sanctions on a man accused of being al-Qaida’s leader in the Pakistani provinces of Sindh and Baluchistan. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.