ISIS Threatens India With ‘Lone Wolf’ Attacks; Sympathisers Told to Poison Food, Drive Through Kumbh Mela, Thirssur Pooram
New Delhi, Nov 15: Terror group Islamic State (IS) has warned to carry out ‘Lone Wolf’ attacks across the country. A video released by an ISIS sympathiser exhorted terrorists to attack Indian festivals like Kumbh Mela and Thirssur Pooram.
The male voice quoted verses from the Quran in Malayalam, calling sympathisers to launch attacks like the Las Vegas shooting in which 59 people had lost their lives.
The male voice in the video told ISIS followers to poison food of people of other religions; use trucks to plough through religious gatherings like Maha Kumbh.
“You use your intellect. Poison their food. Use trucks and drive over them at Thirssur Pooram or at Maha Kumbh Mela. IS Mujahideen are doing this in several parts of the world. In Las Vegas, one of our supporters killed many people at a music concert. At least you should try to derail a train or use a knife,” Zee News reported.
Sources in the police said that the clip was sent through instant chat application, Telegram Messenger, from Afghanistan.
The voice is believed to be of Rashid Abdullah– ISIS terrorist who had left India to join the terror group in Afghanistan. The terrorist had also been chargesheeted by the National Investigative Agency (NIA).
The video clip came out as police have said that around 100 people from Kerala may have joined the Islamic State. It also asked the Muslims to migrate from house of non-believers to the house of believers.
“If you are not able to do that despite your prayers and efforts, then you should financially support Daulatul Islam and Islamic State,” the male voice said.