Srinagar: Head of Al Qaida-affiliated Kashmiri militant group Ghazwat-ul-Hind, Zakir Musa, has reportedly called on “able” Kashmiri youth to attack military convoys using petrol bombs to make the Army’s movements difficult.
Musa described the Indian Army as “the primary enemy of our jihad” in a 15-minute video of his Urdu speech ‘Kashmir will Become Darul-Islam’.
Musa in his video message said,”the first enemy of our jihad is the Indian Army. It is important that we attack its convoys and make its movement difficult. In this action, every able youth can join and by using petrol bombs can participate in such actions.”
Musa’s calls for attacks on the Indian Army come soon after the Daesh terror group claimed responsibility for killing Jammu and Kashmir Police Constable Farooq Ahmed Yatoo on Sunday. The Daesh on Monday released a poster titled “The War Has Just Begun”.
“While IS has claimed the attack, this needs to be authenticated. There is no perceptible presence of Daesh in the Valley, though there may be some lone wolves influenced by Daesh ideology,” Jammu and Kashmir DGP S P Vaid told TOI on Tuesday.
“There are small groups of self-radicalised youths here and they are plotting strikes to liberate Kashmir through jihad. However, there is no cohesiveness among such individuals and groups,” said an officer.