Pro-Islamic State group warns of attacks in India, targets Taj Mahal: Counter-terrorism group

A pro-Islamic State media group has warned of attacks in India in a graphic in which the Taj Mahal was shown as a target.

According to non-governmental counter-terrorism organisation Site Intelligence Group, pro-Islamic State Ahwaal Ummat Media Center published a graphic which threatened attacks in India and showed the Taj Mahal in Agra as a target.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

Earlier in November, the Lok Sabha had been informed that the NIA and state security agencies had arrested 68 supporters of dreaded terror outfit Islamic State in various parts of the country till then.

Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir had said that a total of 50 people had been arrested by security agencies during 2016 of whom 11 belonged to Maharashtra, 11 belonged to Telangana, seven belonged to Karnataka, four from Uttarakhand, sic from Kerala, one from Delhi, two from West Bengal, one from Rajasthan, two from Uttar Pradesh, one from Madhya Pradesh, one from Jammu and Kashmir, one from Bihar and two from Tamil Nadu.

Ahir had said that the Islamic State is using various platforms to propagate its ideology and to attract recruits from across the world.

"The intelligence and security agencies maintain a close watch to identify those engaged in such anti-national activities and persons or preachers misguiding the youth and action is initiated against such persons under the relevant laws," he had said.

With inputs from PTI

Published Date: Mar 17, 2017 15:15 PM | Updated Date: Mar 17, 2017 15:15 PM

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