New Delhi, Dec 29: A decade ago, following every terror act, investigators would look into the signature of the attack. Terror groups had an unwritten handbook and going by the composition of the bomb and the manner in which it had been triggered would give a general idea as to which group was behind it.
New Delhi, Nov 28: A couple of years before the Mumbai 26/11 attack took place, Ilyas Kashmiri the head of the 313 Brigade of the Al-Qaeda was in talks with David Coleman Headley.
Srinagar, Aug 27: Fresh trends emerging from Jammu and Kashmir show that several local youth have been joining the newly formed Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind, a group which subscribes to the ideology of the Al-Qaeda.
New Delhi, Aug 14: The Al-Qaeda in the Indian Sub-Continent has failed to gain much traction since it was set up in 2014. While it has an ideological intention to strike India, it does not have the required capability.
The Centre has banned new offshoots of terror organisations al-Qaeda and ISIS under the stringent anti-terror law — Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, according to an official order.
New Delhi: Pakistan’s ISI stood exposed yet again and this time it was called out by Zakir Musa, the head of Kashmir’s Al-Qaeda wing, Ansar Gazwat-ul-Hind. Musa who refers to the ISI as Nimrod says that many are leaving the Pakistan backed terrorist groups and joining him.
Musa who had broken away from the Hizbul Mujahideen to join the Ansar says that it is the ISI which is at work in Kashmir and are backing terrorist groups such as the Lashkar-e-Tayiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad.
The National Investigation Agency filed a chargesheet against one Samiun Rahman for being part of an al-Qaeda conspiracy which sought to rake up the Rohingya issue. The chargesheet was filed under the provisions of the Arms Act, Indian Penal Code and Foreigners Act.
Al-Qaeda in the subcontinent was announced with much fanfare back in 2014. It never got the traction it had hoped for and till date the problem for the terrorist outfit is the same.
Of late, al-Qaeda through its social media wing has been circulating videos calling for attacks on the mainland in a bid to “liberate” Kashmir. “You strike Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata and automatically Kashmir will be liberated from India,” the person in one such video is seen saying.
The second in command of the al-Qaeda in the Sub-Continent (AQIS) has been killed in Afghanistan. The killing of Omar Bin Khetab was the result of a joint operation by the Afghan intelligence and US military.