New Delhi: The Islamic State-Khorasan Province (ISKP) responsible for the terrorists attack on the Gurudwara in Kabul on Wednesday, released a photo of attackers and stated the attack on Sikh temple was carried out by Abu Khalid al-Hindi. Security agencies suspect that Abu Khalid-al-Hindi hails from Kasargod in Kerala and he may be linked to ISKP Kasaragod module. Investigative agencies also suspect that Abu Khalid-al-Hindi had joined Lashkar-e-Taybba a few months before the attack on Kabul. Also Read - Kerala Elephant Death: Pregnant Jumbo Ate Crackers-Filled Coconut | All we Know So Far
“We suspect that Abu Khalid-al-Hindi is originally from Kasaragod in Kerala, who joined the Islamic State in 2015. We are trying to get details of those terrorists who have gone from Kerala to Syria and Afghanistan in the past, So that the true identity of Abu Khalid-al-Hindi can be found out.’’ Said officer working with Central Security establishment to Zee News. Also Read - Facility For Sanitisation, no More Than 10 Devotees at a Time: Here's How Temples in Kerala Might Reopen
Officials tracking Kerala’s ISIS module believe that the terrorist attack on Kabul’s Gurudwara has been carried out by the Haqqani with Lashkar-e-Taiba from Pakistan. Haqqani network has capability to launch such attack inside high security zone of Kabul. It is deliberate attempt to throw dust in the eyes of the world that ISKP is behind the attack.In the past it was found that ISKP claimed of some attacks where Haqqani network were original involved . Also Read - Kerala Shocker: Woman Burnt, Force-fed Alcohol And Gangraped in Front of Son; Husband Among 5 Held
Pakistan is reportedly promoting ISKP and other groups as a check on the Taliban. “Taliban will deny so that they are projected as a responsible organisation in line with US Taliban agreement. ISI will use the name of ISKP or unknown outfits to claim responsibility” an officer working with a Central Security establishment told Zee News.
Investigative agencies suspect that Abu Khalid-al-Hindi had joined Lashkar-e-Taybba a few months before the attack on Kabul. This is part of ISI’s effort to portray that Indian Muslims are doing on their own against Indian govt. ISI is brainwashing Indian Muslims under a well-planned conspiracy to attack Indian security forces or Indian bases to convey the message that Muslims of India are against the Indian government.
Terrorists attacked the Gurudwara in the Shor bazar area on Wednesday when 150 people were at the worship, killing at least 27 people. Terrorists wanted to target Indian diplomats visiting Gurudwara at the time of the attack, according to reports.
Afghan security sources speaking to Afghan Media also stated that the Haqqani network, an ISI controlled group that is part of the Taliban, wanted to attack the Indian mission in Kabul but failed due to tight security. Since they were not able to attack the Indian mission, they attacked the Gurudwara instead.
“This attack is clear message to India and a signal to curtail indian influence in Afghanistan in the near future,” said another officer.
After the attack, ISIL claimed to have killed and injured 150 people, according to the group’s Amaq website.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid later tweeted to clarify that the Taliban were not involved. Under the Taliban rule, all minorities including Sikh were asked to identify them by wearing yellow armbands.
(With inputs from Manish Shukla, Zee Media)