The United States has named Pakistan based Kashmiri terrorist outfit Hizbul Mujahideen as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation. The US decision comes nearly two months after adding the group’s Pakistan-based chief Syed Salahuddin to its list of designated global terrorists.
Slapping a series of sanctions on the outfit, the US state department said in a statement that adding such designations expose and isolate terrorist groups and individuals, and assist the law enforcement activities of US agencies and other governments.
It added that the US seeks to deny Hizbul Mujahideen the resources it needs to carry out terrorist attacks. All its properties and interests in properties subject to US jurisdiction are blocked and US persons are generally prohibited from engaging in any transactions with the group.