The Islamic State is planning to carry out attacks in India using the local terror groups based out of Bangladesh and Pakistan, a report stated on Thursday.
The revelations were made by Shaykh Abu Ibrahim al-Hanif, the ‘amir’ of IS fighters in Bangladesh, in an interview to IS’ online magazine Dabiq.
According to a report in Hindustan Times, as per al-Hanif, Bangladesh, which is referred to as ‘Bengal’ by ISIS, is believed to be strategically important for the deadly terror group.
“Bengal is located on the eastern side of India, whereas Wilayat Khurasan is located on its western side. Thus, having a strong jihad base in Bengal will facilitate performing guerrilla attacks inside India simultaneously from both sides and facilitate creating a condition of tawahhush (fear and chaos) in India along with the help of the existing local mujahidin there…,” he said.
He further added, that this would allow IS fighters to “enter with a conventional army and completely liberate the region from the mushrikin (disbelievers), after first getting rid of the ‘Pakistani’ and ‘Afghani’ regimes.”