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Al Qaeda warns of Europe-like attacks in India

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  5 July 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Terror outfit asks Muslims to 'rise up', target IAS and IPS officers

New Delhi, July 4: Maula Asim Umar, the chief of the al Qaeda in the Indian subcontinent (AQIS), has sent out a strong message warning of terror attacks on Indian soil. In a video message released by the terror outfit, Umar not only warns of attacks but also incites Indian Muslims to carry them out. On their target are the top IAS and IPS officers in India, a report by SITE intelligence group has claimed.

In his statement, Umar asserted that Indian states and their departments were equally responsible for incidents targeting Muslims in India.

"Otherwise how could anyone dare to just take knives and cut Muslims like vegetables? We say if the Indian state is not involved in the massacre of Muslims, then Muslim youth should also be given free hand, as given to Hindu mobsters during riots," the US-based SITE intelligence group said in its statement quoting Umar.

Provoking Indian Muslims to start jihad in the country, Umar said, "Kill senior officers of institutions and administrative departments that get (people to) start these riots. Target IPS and IAS officers, cause them fincial losses."

He also asked them to rise up and follow the examples of lone wolf attackers in Europe.

Since its formation in 2014, AQIS has been trying to incite attacks, but India's Muslims, who number more than 160 million, have been largely unmoved. Only a handful are known to have tried to join ISIS, according to Indian officials.

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