US Lists Al-Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent as Foreign Terror Group

Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) is a regional branch of the global terror network.

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  • The US on Thursday announced that Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), is a “foreign terrorist organisation” (FTO). It also included its chief Asim Umar on its list of global terrorists.

  • The consequences of this decision includes freezing all their property and interests in the US and a prohibition against knowingly providing, or attempting or conspiring to provide, material support to the organization.

  • AQIS, a regional branch of the global terror network, had previously claimed responsibility for the 6 September 2014 attack on a naval dockyard in Karachi and for the murders of activists in Bangladesh.

(With inputs from PTI.)

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