ISIS attack claim matter of worry, no visible signs of their presence in J&K: DGP
There are no visible signs of ISIS presence in Kashmir even as a possibility does exist of it carrying out a lone wolf kind of attack, Jammu and Kashmir police chief S P Vaid said today following the terror group’s claim of having killed a policeman on Sunday.
Admitting that it was a matter of concern, the Director General of Police said the terror outfit’s claim would be verified. Amaq and Al-Qarar, the propaganda wings of the notorious ISIS, claimed the terror outfit was responsible for the killing of Constable Farooq Ahmad in Srinagar and warned that a “war” had just begun. Ahmad was killed and the assailants decamped with his service rifle. “The ISIS has claimed on its website Al-Qarar, that they are here (in Kashmir). This needs to be verified on the ground. It is matter of worry,” Vaid told PTI. The police will probe and verify the claim, the DGP said.
They have not only claimed the killing of the policeman but have shown the weapon as well, he said.
“They had also made a claim in November last year. This needs ground verification. There is an element (of suspicion) in it,” Vaid said. The Jammu and Kashmir police chief …read more