The United States designated on Tuesday Pakistan’s Balochistan Liberation Army and Lebanese Hezbollah operative, Husain Ali Hazzima, as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs), the State Department said in a statement according to aawsat.com.
Additionally, the US has amended the terrorist designations of Jundallah, which has started using the name Jaysh al-Adl.
According to the statement, the new measures seek to deny Hazzima, BLA and Jaysh al-Adl the resources to plan and carry out terrorist attacks.
They also expose and isolate organizations and individuals and deny them access to the US financial system.
Therefore, all of their property and interests subject to US jurisdiction are blocked, and US persons are prohibited from engaging in any transactions with them.
“Today’s actions notify the US public and the international community that Hazzima and BLA have committed, or pose a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism,” the statement said.
Hazzima is the chief of Hezbollah Unit 200, the party’s intelligence unit that analyzes and assesses information collected by its military members.
Hezbollah was designated as an FTO in 1997 and as an SDGT in 2001.
The BLA has carried out several terrorist attacks in the past year, including a suicide attack in August, 2018 that targeted Chinese engineers in Balochistan, a November, 2018 attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi, and a May, 2019 attack against a luxury hotel in Gwadar.