Washington, ANI. The US on Monday blacklisted three Islamic State-Khorasan (IS-K) terrorists and their fundraisers. Now no American will be able to do any kind of transaction with banned terrorists. The State Department said in a statement that the trio has been listed as a global terrorist as part of a campaign to not allow Afghanistan to become a hotbed of global terrorism.

The banned terrorists include Sanaullah Ghafari alias Shahab al-Muhajir, who was declared the alleged emir of IS-K in June 2020. He carries out terrorist acts in Afghanistan. Sultan Aziz Azam is the self-proclaimed spokesman of IS-K, while Maulvi Razab carries out terrorist activities in Kabul province.

The US Treasury Department has also imposed sanctions on Ismatullah Khalozai for funding IS-K. Khalozai runs a hawala business in Turkey to provide funds to IS-K. He also conducts financial planning in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to raise funds for the terrorist organization.

The UN envoy in Afghanistan gave a vague assessment of the situation after the Taliban takeover last week. He added that the Islamic State group’s presence has increased and is now present in almost all 34 provinces. Islamic State claimed responsibility for two explosions last week in a Shia Muslim area of ​​the Afghan capital, Kabul, that killed at least one person and injured at least six others. There have been several attacks in Kabul in recent days. The group has also carried out attacks on Shia mosques in the northern city of Kunduz and the southern city of Kandahar. These attacks have increased pressure on the Taliban government, which is grappling with a deep economic crisis.

Edited By: Tanisk