ISIS in Kashmir? Union Minister says government has taken cognizance of inputs from concerned agencies

Updated On : 19 Nov , 2017 , 07:47 PM
(Agency)
(Agency)
New Delhi:

Union minister Jitendra Singh said on Sunday that the Centre has taken note of reports about ISIS claiming an attack in the Kashmir Valley that left a police officer dead.

Singh said the future course of action would be adopted after taking an appropriate view.

Singh, who is the Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office, said that the recent "back to back" successes achieved against terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir was the result of the free hand given to security forces to wipe out the militancy which is in its "last phase".

"The government has taken cognisance of inputs and the concerned agencies, the ministry of home affairs and the security agencies, are taking an appropriate view and will adopt the future course of action accordingly," he told reporters in Jammu.

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)’s media wing Amaq News Agency had claimed that they carried out their first attack in India at Srinagar’s Zakura area. The government said that the claims made by the militant organisation is a matter of investigation and future course of action would be adopted after taking an appropriate view. 

However, the Jammu and Kashmir top cop SP Vaidya doubted the claims and said, “I don’t think ISIS has any imprints in the state and it is yet not verified.”

Three militants on Friday opened fire on a police team at Zakura crossing on the Srinagar-Ganderbal road, killing Sub-Inspector Imran Tak and injuring a special police officer (SPO).

The retaliatory action left a most wanted local militant dead, whose body was wrapped in ISIS flag during the funeral procession.

First Published : Sunday, November 19, 2017 06:39 PM

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