Jaish-ul-Adl designated a foreign terrorist organization
The United States designated on Tuesday the Balochistan Liberation Army as a “Specially Designated Terrorist” group under an executive order.
Jaish-ul-Adl, an offshoot of Jundallah which is active along the Pakistan-Iran border, has also been designated a “Foreign Terrorist Organization”.
In a media note, the US State Department said that the separatist group had carried out several terrorist attacks in the past years, including a suicide attack in August 2018 that targeted Chinese engineers in Balochistan, a November attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi and a May 2019 attack on Gwadar’s PC hotel.
It said that Jundallah began using the name Jaish-ul-Adl in 2012.
“Since its inception, the group has engaged in numerous attacks that have killed scores of Iranian civilians and government officials, including a February 2019 suicide bombing and the October 2018 kidnapping of Iranian security personnel.”
The US State Department said that its action is a move to deny these groups resources to plan and carry out terrorist attacks.