Islamic State is relocating to Afghanistan; it’s threat for India also: Iran foreign minister.
He said these countries need to combine to resist with the danger.
The terror outfit is moving its base into Afghanistan by Iraq and Syria.
There are territories within Afghanistan that are of concern for everybody. The threat isn’t confronted by only 1 nation, but the entire region,” Javad Zarif said.
He said that there are reports of IS operatives carrying out operations in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan .
“All these [reports] are severe developments. We are routinely engaging with all our Indian friends over relocation of IS and the threat emanating from the move. This [fight against terrorism] is still an issue that could unite all of us,” Zarif said.
When asked about the part of the US, he explained,”The US won’t come to our rescue. We have to help ourselves”
Iran was battling against the Islamic State for the previous several decades. Sources in India say Indian agencies think that key places in Afghanistan were on radar after 21 youth from Kerala went lost in 2016 and afterwards joined IS. Amongst them, 17 were from district, although four hailed from Palakkad district.
In counter-terror strikes, at least three to four have perished of these.
Despite the anti-Islamic State endure of Iran operatives in India are using the state to escape to neighbouring Afghanistan and Iraq.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) had discovered a modus operandi where it discovered that more than two dozen IS operatives, mostly by Kerala, used Iran as a route to hoodwink Indian agencies.
TRACKING AN IS OPERATIVE
India Today TV tracked down the event of Nashidul Hamzafar, 26, a terror suspect in Wayanad district of Kerala by Kalpetta. He was the IS surgical from India to be gleaned from Afghanistan.
At Kerala, Nashidul left Back in September-October 2017 and went to Muscat. He along with his accomplice Habeeb, left from the Muscat International Airport for Tehran by an Emirates flight.
He bought an SIM card from the airport by using Habeeb’s passport. He booked a space at the Imam Khomeini Street, in which he needed to publish copies of his passport because of an identity proof. There he waited to hear in the IS’ contact man.
In the directions in IS, he was asked to arrange an Afghan Visa. Resources said after that, Nashidul and Habeeb went into the Afghan embassy, where they had been interviewed. They were requested to stop by the embassy. They were informed their visa applications are processed after getting a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Indian embassy.
This entailed a danger of being apprehended.
Habeeb, his companion, left for Kerala, after calling his dad while Nashidul had been decided to go and become an IS operative.
Nashidul Hamzafar has been the IS surgical from India who spent months in Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, the Nashidul travelled 450 kilometres by taxi to Isfahan in Iran. He also told his interrogators,”After a hectic travel of six hours that I reached Isfahan by night. I paid 100 dollars as taxi fare”
It is here where an surgical on Telegram contacted him. The surgical searched his luggage and he met at night and took away his laptop and begging. Nashidul resisted handing his iPhone.