As indicated by the latest reports, the most risky militant outfit ISIS is preparing to “trigger a war in India” which will provoke an “Armageddon-like ‘end of the world.'” The report was based on a recruitment document of the Islamic State that was obtained from a Pakistani citizen with links inside the Pakistani Taliban. “This is the bitter truth, swallow it”.
“Attacking in India is the Holy Grail of South Asian jihadists”, Bruce Riedel, a senior fellow with the Brookings Institution, told USA TODAY.
The White House said that it was closely monitoring the situation and was aware of the ISIS’ presence in Afghanistan.
The document was independently translated into English by a Harvard scholar and verified by several serving and retired intelligence officials.
Coming on the heels of Pakistani terrorists stepping up attacks on India, the document warns that preparations are underway for an assault on India and predicts that such an attack will draw the US into the battle and provoke a confrontation with America. He told reporters at the Pakistani Embassy in June that successful allied military operations have scattered the Pakistani Taliban.
A nefarious plot to draw the United States into armed conflict with Islamic State has been revealed in a top-secret document.
Chaudhry denied an Islamic State presence in Pakistan, warning that such a development could be “a potential threat for the whole world, for our region too, for our country too”.
Spokesman M. Khalilullah said terrorism was a common enemy for both Pakistan and India and required a cooperative approach rather than a blame game.
“Instead of wasting energy in a clash with the US, we must direct them towards an uprising in the Arab world so as to establish the caliphate”, said the document. U.S. officials are concerned about the recruiting efforts of the ISIS, as the group has stepped up its online outreach.
A foreign ministry statement said the Afghan Taliban leadership had asked for the postponement “in view of the reports regarding the death of Mullah Omar and the resulting uncertainty”.
The failure to target the radical Islamic ideas behind the group has given its fighters the opportunity to spread, Flynn said. “They have demonstrated an incredible level of resiliency and they will not be defeated by military means alone”.
Rejecting accusations of Indian media of Pakistan’s involvement in Gurdaspur attack, the Foreign Office on Thursday said pointing fingers without investigation was not a healthy trend.