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Terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia) trying to gain a foothold in India. About it reports The Times.
According to the publication, ISIS have created their so-called province in the disputed region of Kashmir. The newspaper cited close to terrorists, the Agency Amaq.
According to him, the clashes between terrorists and security forces, the militants killed Indian soldiers and called the territory under their control, “Vilayet India”. According to the newspaper, thus the group is able to extend its influence into new territory.
It is noted that the “Islamic state” declared its ambitions to expand in Kashmir in 2016, when it was formed a small organization “Islamic state in Jammu and Kashmir”.
A senior law enforcement source also told The Times that the new statement of the IG is just a propaganda move of the group.
The state of Jammu and Kashmir is bordered by Pakistan and is considered one of the most turbulent in India. In addition, the entire territory of the region claim unrecognized state “Azad Kashmir”, de facto a part of Pakistan. Traditionally strong in Kashmir, the separatists have a big impact.
In February in Jammu and Kashmir was attacked the convoy with the military. Then a suicide bomber in a car bomb crashed into a bus, killing 45 people. Responsibility for the attack was taken by the Islamists from the group “Jaish-e-Muhammad”. After that relations between India and Pakistan escalated.
7 may it was reported that a secret cell of ISIS is scattered across Syria.
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