New York: In a major revelation, a UN report on terrorism stated that there are significant numbers of ISIS terrorists in Kerala and Karnataka.
The al-Qaida terror outfit which has between 150 and 200 terrorists in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Myanmar, is planning attacks in the region.
The 26th report of the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team concerning ISIS, al-Qaida and associated individuals and entities said that the al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) operates under the Taliban umbrella from Nimruz, Helmand and Kandahar provinces of Afghanistan.
“The group reportedly has between 150 and 200 members from Bangladesh, India, Myanmar and Pakistan. The current leader of AQIS is Osama Mahmood…, who succeeded the late Asim Umar… AQIS is reportedly planning retaliation operations in the region to avenge the death of its former leader,” it said.
According to the report, in May last year, the Islamic State terror group claimed to have established a new province in India, that came after clashes between militants and security forces in Kashmir.