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ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani militant leader with a $10 million U.S. bounty on his head has offered aid to Americans hit by superstorm Sandy.

Hafiz Saeed says his organization, Jamaat-ud-Dawa, is prepared to send volunteers, medicine and food if allowed by the United States.

Saeed said in a written statement Tuesday that it is a religious duty under Islam to help Americans affected by the storm, even if the U.S. has put a bounty on his head.

The U.S. offered $10 million earlier this year for information leading to Saeed’s arrest or conviction. He founded Lashkar-e-Taiba, a militant group blamed for attacks in India’s city of Mumbai in 2008 that killed over 160 people.

Jamaat-ud-Dawa is believed to be a front for Lashkar-e-Taiba, which was banned by the Pakistani government.

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