US designates Hizbul Mujahideen as Foreign Terrorist Organisation
The United States has named Hizbul Mujahideen as a "foreign terrorist" organisation, imposing sanctions on it, which including the freezing of assets it may hold in the US.
Established in 1989, the Hizbul Mujahideen is one of the oldest and the largest militant groups operating in Jammu and Kashmir.
The terror outfit has a strong presence in Jammu and Kashmir, where it has claimed responsibility for a number of attacks.
With this, Hizb Mujahideen joins the other terrorist outfits Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) on the US list of FTO designated in 2001. Moreover, two other anti-India groups, al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (2016) and Indian Mujahideen (2011) are also in the list.