The US Department of State has designated the Tariq Gidar Group (TGG) and Jama’at ul Dawa al-Qu’ran (JDQ) as Specially Designated Global Terrorists. TGG is said to be a Pakistani Taliban linked group, responsible for multiple large-scale, fatal, attacks including a massacre at a school in 2014 that left 132 children and 9 staff-members dead. JDQ is a terrorist group based in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and is said to be responsible for numerous attacks, including the 2010 kidnapping and death of British aid worker Linda Norgrove in Afghanistan.
The Department of State’s press release states that the sanctions enable the US to “expose and isolate organisations and individuals involved in terrorism” and coordinate with its international partners to disrupt their activities.
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