Srinagar: In what can keep the Indian security forces on toes, militants causing disturbance in Kashmir for ages have now extended their support to savages of Islamic State.
According to a Hindustan Times report, Hafiz Saeed Khan – the IS chief for Khurasan, the historic name for the area encompassing Afghanistan, Pakistan and parts of India, almost a year ago – revealed it during an interview to the group’s online magazine Dabiq.
While accusing Pakistan of deceiving several 'Islamic' organisations on Kashmir for its own vested interests, Khan said that there is no saviour of Kashmiris.
“Because of this, many of the people of Kashmir and the soldiers of the factions left and made hijrah to Wilāyat Khurāsān...Thus, there’s a big opportunity, with Allah’s permission, to establish the religion of Allah there and for the Islamic State to expand to it,” Excerpts from Khan's interview were quoted by HT.
He further added that IS has made “specific arrangements” in Kashmir.
Lashing out at terror outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba, Khan said that LeT has lost control over Kashmir as it operates on instructions from Pakistani intelligence.
He also slammed Afghan Taliban chief Akhtar Mansoor for secretly working for Pakistan's intelligence agencies.
Taking action on intelligence inputs, six suspected terrorists were today detained in a joint operation by NIA and police in Karnataka.
Suspect Nazmul Huda, arrested from Bajpe suburb in Mangalore, is also accused of encouraging youths to join the Islamic State terrorist outfit. He is a dropout from a private engineering college in Bengaluru.