The Islamic state in a fresh statement has said that the attack on a Sikh temple in Kabul was revenge for Kashmir. In a statement issued through its Amaq News Agency, it said that the attack was carried out as an act of revenge for Kashmiri Muslims without elaborating further.
The ISIS has also named Kabul attacker, who massacred 25 Sikh worshippers inside a Gurudwara two days ago, as Abu Khalid Al-Hindi. The ‘Al-Hindi’ attached to the name suggests that the attacker could be from India.
The magazine, Al Naba, published a picture of the attacker in the latest issue of its weekly Arabic magazine.
In May 2019, the Islamic State announced through its Amaq News Agency that it has established its first “province” in India.