ISIS links with Bangladesh terror outfit ups concern for WB, Assam
NEW DELHI: The Narendra Modi government has started countering the radicalisation threat from the Islamic State (ISIS) though the group’s links with the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) has led to concerns of a possible fallout in the border states of West Bengal and Assam.
The ISIS has claimed several terror attacks in Bangladesh and reports have suggested it is working with cadres of the JMB, responsible for the October 2014 blast in Burdwan. JMB cadres have reportedly sworn allegiance to the so-called “caliphate” of IS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
There is a heightened alert over the JMB after the probe into the Burdwan blast showed its cadres had infiltrated border states. During the investigation, security agencies arrested 18 people from West Bengal, Assam and Jharkhand. No less than 10 ISIS terror strikes have taken place in Bangladesh in the past year, and security agencies are concerned of a possible fallout in West Bengal and Assam.
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