Afghan-Pak wing of ISIS a ‘foreign terrorist organisation’: US

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Washington, Jan.15 (ANI): Afghanistan-Pakistan wing of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has been declared as a ‘foreign terrorist organisation’ by the United States.

The US Department of State under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act announced the designation of Islamic State Khurasan (ISIL-K) as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation (FTO), reported the Dawn.

This week, the group carried out terrorist attacks at Pakistani diplomatic missions in Afghanistan and has also been involved in previous terrorist attacks in Pakistan.

The group, known as Islamic State Khurasan or ISIL-K, announced its formation in Jan, 2015 and is composed primarily of former members of Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan and the Afghan Taliban.(ANI)

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