Islamic State (ISIS) an international terror outfit has published some graphic pictures which point out their next target in India. A pro-ISIS media group issued a graphic depicting Taj Mahal, Indias important heritage site as a next possible target of the terror outfit. The India Intelligence agencies are not taking the threat easily and local police officers had also increased attention near Taj Mahal, which brings a large number of tourists every year.
According to some news, the graphic which has a picture of Taj Mahal in the backdrop with an ISIS terrorist standing next to it was published by the Ahwaal Ummat Media Center, said the Site Intelligence Group, which follows worldwide terror movements on the web.
The graphic has been published almost a week after Indian agencies carried out a searching operation in Uttar Pradesh in which one attacked – Saifullah – was killed and six others were caught. It was reported that Saifullah was influenced by ISIS through online medium and had carried out an attack in Bhopal.
The graphic features an ISIS fighter wearing combat fatigues and black headgear provided with an assault rifle and a Kalashnikov standing near Taj Mahal, a 17th-century monument of love built by Mughal Ruler Shahjahan in Agra. Also, Read – Delhi on alert after Lucknow encounter, 2 ISIS Khurasan terrorists may be in the city, say reports
The graphic also highlights three inset – an image of Taj Mahal within crosshairs with the words “New Target” below it, a van with the Arabic text “Agra istishhadi” (Agra martyrdom-seeker) written in English, indicating the warning of a suicide bombing, and an image of a “bomb”.
This is not the 1st time when the ISIS group has warned to carry out attacks in India. A day after Saifullah was killed by Lucknow ATS, a pro-ISIS group had carried their message through social media in which they said to carry out an attack in India.
The pro-ISIS channel had also posted a picture of Saifullah and described as a “soldier of the Khilafah from India”.
However, the Uttar Pradesh police said they are yet to discover any direct links of Saifullah with the ISIS. They noted that the photo of Saifullah posted by the pro-ISIS channel was published by the UP police. The cops also said that Saifullah was “self-radicalised”.
Some reports said that some 75 Indians have so far entered the ISIS and out of which 45 went from India, mostly from Maharashtra, Kerala, and Karnataka, whereas some Indians were being abroad. In last one year, around 37 Indians were caught while they were making their way to ISIS-controlled regions.