New Delhi, May 17: Security has been stepped up in Jammu and Kashmir following an intelligence bureau alert that suggests the ISIS could strike in the state. The alert by the intelligence bureau states that the ISIS is looking to carry out a major attack in Jammu and Kashmir.
Further the alert also states that members of the ISIS met with commanders of the Hizbul Mujahideen and other groups in Pakistan occupied Kashmir. Following this alert the elite commandos have been pressed into service and security upped across the state.
IB officials say that the worry is that the ISIS is looking to team up with Kashmir groups in a bid to carry out terrorist acts. The ISIS has been trying to make inroads in Kashmir since the past year.
Groups such as the Hizbul Mujahideen which have grown stronger over the past year would rely on the ISIS to further their cause.
It may be recalled that over the past year several incidents relating to the ISIS had been reported from Kashmir. Banners of the ISIS had been put up in different parts of the state which suggested that the Iraq and Syria based outfit was attempting to make its presence felt in the Valley.