1: Understanding IS & Al-Qaeda in Kashmir: Tryst With ‘Branded Jihad’

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In November 2017, the Amaq News Agency, which is directly aligned with the so-called Islamic State’s (ISIS) operations, announced the first attack in Kashmir by the terror group in which a police officer was killed in Srinagar’s Gulabh Bagh area.

Three months later, ISIS has claimed responsibility for a similar incident, this time in the city’s Soura area after constable Farooq Ahmed Yatoo was shot dead in front of separatist leader Fazal Haq Qureshi’s house, reportedly by ‘freelance’ militant Isha Fazli who also had connections with Lashkar-e-Taiba and Hizbul Mujahideen.

Kabir Taneja decodes the apparent presence of AQ and ISIS in Kashmir.

Read here: https://www.thequint.com/voices/opinion/opinion-isis-al-qaeda-in-kashmir-valley-for-terrorism-islamic-militancy-government

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