The Indian intelligence agencies have warned that ‘Caliphate in India’ is one of the goals of the ISIS-K, the terror group which claimed responsibility for the Kabul airport blast.
Two suicide bombers had attacked the Hamid Karzai International Airport on Thursday (August 26) night, killing over 170 people.
“ISIS-Khorasan, aka ISIS-K, is an affiliate of the Islamic State, or ISIS, which established a caliphate in Iraq and Syria that was later destroyed by American forces. ISIS has geographical branches in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia and ISIS-K is its affiliate based in eastern Afghanistan near the Pakistan border,” reported ABC News.
The intelligence sources said the ISIS-K might try to activate the sleeper cells in India, as some ISIS recruits have returned to India. With the Taliban taking control of Kabul, fear is high that Afghanistan will once again emerge as a breeding ground for terrorists. When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001, it had become a hub of Al Qaeda’s activity.