In May 2019, ISIS had claimed to have established a new province in India, in a first of its kind announcement
New Delhi: As per the latest United Nations report, there are a significant number of ISIS terrorists in Karnataka and Kerala. Also, there has been reportd that around 150 to 200 militants from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Myanmar are planning to carry out attacks in the coming days.
The 26th report of the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team states that ISIS, al-Qaida in the Indian subcontinent are operating 150 to 200 members under the leadership of Osama Mahmood and is planning retaliation operations to avenge the death of its former leader Asim Umar.
According to the UN report, ISIS's affiliate in India called Hind Waliyah has around 200 active members operating in the country and are based in Kerala and Karnataka.
In May 2019, ISIS had claimed to have established a new province in India, in a first of its kind announcement that was made by them after violent clashes with the security forces in Kashmir.
The terror outfit also announced the formation of its new branch named Hind Waliyah (India Province) in India. Later, a senior police officer of Jammu and Kashmir rejected the claims stating it as false.