(IraqiNews) The Islamic State group announced, on Saturday, establishing the so-called “Wilayat al-Hind [IS Province in India], after the killing of one of the group’s members in a clash with security forces in Kashmir Region.
The Islamic State group’s website “Amaq” announced the establishment of the new branch, while pointed out that the new branch’s name is Wilayat al-Hind.
The Islamic State group militants also inflicted casualties on Indian army soldiers in Amshipora Town in the Shopian District of Kashmir, IS-owned Amaq website added.
Furthermore, the IS released a statement indicating that a militant called Ishfaq Ahmad Sofi was killed in an encounter with the Indian soldiers in Shopian District.
It is noteworthy that the Islamic State group announced the establishment of the new branch after the group was driven out from its so-called “caliphate” in Iraq and Syria.
The Islamic State gained global prominence in early 2014 when it drove Iraqi government forces out of key cities in its Western Iraq offensive, followed by capturing Mosul and comitting a massacre in Sinjar.