Washington DC: The US State Department has taken decisive action against violent extremism by designating ISIS-Democratic Republic of the Congo and ISIS-Mozambique as Foreign Terrorist Organizations and Specially Designated Global Terrorists, or SDGDTs for short.
The designation is an important step in the global fight to defeat ISIS.
ISIS-DRC is responsible for many of the terrorist attacks across North Kivu and Ituri provinces in eastern DRC, and it’s notorious in the region for its brutal violence against Congolese citizens, as well as against DRC military forces and U.S. peacekeeping personnel. Attacks attributed to ISIS-DRC have killed more than 840 civilians in 2020 alone.
Bomb scare in Mumbai and Jaish-ul-Hind
While the US continues its war against terror, a mobile phone allegedly used by Jaish-ul-Hind to claim responsibility for a terror threat and parking a vehicle loaded with explosives in front of top business man Mukesh Ambani’s residence in Mumbai, has been seized from Tihar Jail. A Special Cell of Delhi Police had approached the prison authorities in connection with the investigation into the bomb threat.
The vehicle used in this incident was reported to stolen. Later the owner of the vehicle was found dead under mysterious circumstances.