(From Hindustan Times)
The Islamic State (IS) intends to use its fighters in Pakistan and Bangladesh to mount “guerrilla attacks inside India” and create fear and chaos by working with local mujahideen, the head of the terror group in Bangladesh has said.
Shaykh Abu Ibrahim al-Hanif, the ‘amir’ of IS fighters in Bangladesh, made the remarks in a lengthy interview to the group’s online magazine Dabiq that was released on Wednesday.
Bangladesh, referred to by the IS as “Bengal”, is an important region for the IS’s so-called caliphate and the global jihad due to its “strategic geographic position”, al-Hanif said.
“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. Read More