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IS claims forming 'province' in India, security agencies junk it

IANS  |  New Delhi 

After the said it had "eliminated" of ISJK (Islamic State Jammu and Kashmir), the terror outfit has reportedly claimed to have established a "province" in India, which was rubbished by the Indian security apparatus.

Sofi alias Abdullah Bhai, a local of one of the most wanted terrorists Zakir Musa, was killed by security forces in a gun battle in Amshipora village of Shopian district of on Friday.

"Targeting terrorist leadership towards #TerrorismFreeKashmir. Sustained efforts successful. Eliminated of ISJK involved in scores of terrorism related activities," the Srinagar-based Corps tweeted on Friday.

of Police Dilbagh Singh said the slain terrorist belonged to an "IS-inspired group".

Soon after, IS' said it had established "Wilayah of hind" (an IS province in India), according to Top officials of and Central intelligence agencies on Saturday categorically rubbished the IS claim.

A top said the slain militant could have been influenced by the ideology of IS, but he "definitely" did not belong to the group nor has the outfit any footprint in

Intelligence agencies have also said that there was no proof or credible evidence about the presence of IS cadre in Kashmir.

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First Published: Sat, May 11 2019. 20:46 IST
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