US, UN declare Harakat-ul Jihad al-Islami a terrorist group

The United States and the United Nations Friday designated Pakistan’s Harakat-ul Jihad al-Islami as a foreign terror group and blacklisted it commander, the US Treasury Department said.

Mohammad Ilyas Kashmiri, who the United States labeled a “Specially Designated Global Terrorist,” will have any of his assets in US jurisdiction frozen, and the listing will also “prohibit US persons from engaging in any transactions with him.”

In New York, a UN Security Council panel confirmed that Harakat-ul Jihad al-Islami and Kashmiri were being added to its blacklist of individuals and entities linked to Al-Qaeda and the Taliban.

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