Islamic State warns of Las Vegas-like attack on Kumbh Mela, Thrissur Pooram in new audio


New Delhi: the most feared terrorist group in the world, the Islamic State (IS), has warned that it will carry out a lone wolf terror attack throughout India in the days to come.

According to media reports, the 10-minute audio clip released in Malayalam calls for Las Vegas-type terrorist attacks against crowds going through popular festivals such as Kumbh Mela and Thirssur Pooram in India.

The male voice in the audio clip also quoted verses from the Koran when warning of a terrorist attack in India. It is believed to be the 50th clip of Daulatul Islam, a regional IS team.

The male voice in the clip also made clear references to the shooting in Las Vegas where several innocent people were killed in a music concert.

“Use your intellect, poison them in food, use trucks, drive on them in Thirssur Pooram or in Maha Kumbh Mela, IS Mujahideen are doing it in various parts of the world, in Las Vegas, one of our followers killed many people in a concert of At least you should try to derail a train, or use a knife, “said the male voice in the clip.

In Las Vegas, a “lone wolf” gunman carried out the massive US shooting in a meticulously planned attack on a multitude of festivals of 22,000 people recently.

Kerala police sources, however, said that the audio clip has been transmitted via Telegram Messenger from a location in Afghanistan.

The male voice in the audio clip is believed to be from Rashid Abdullah, the alleged leader of the Islamic State module in Kasaragod who had left the country to join the team in Afghanistan.

Rashid Abdullah has been accused by the NIA under sections 120B r / w 125 of the IPC and Sections 38,39 and 40 of the Law of Prevention of Illegal Activities (UAPA).

An Interpol Red Notice was also issued against him.

The case against him came to light after his father filed a police complaint last year, saying that Rashid Abdullah, his wife and son had disappeared from Mumbai.

The video has appeared at a time when the Kerala Police received information on at least 100 people from the state suspected of having joined the Islamic State.

The Kerala police, which has now started its investigation into the matter, has compiled more than 300 voice clips and messages from WhatsApp, Telegram messaging applications and other social media platforms.

The clip in question says that Muslims should go to ‘Hijrah’ (emigrate) from ‘Darul Kufr’ (house of non-believers) to Darul Islam (house of believers).

“If you can not do that despite your prayers and efforts, then you must financially support Daulatul Islam and the Islamic State,” says the male voice.

Responding to the audio clip, the former special director of the Cabinet Secretariat, V Balachandran, said: “This is very serious, they are going to take the battle to India from Europe and the Middle East.”

Kerala DGP Loknath Behera was also quoted as saying that the matter is being thoroughly investigated.