Srinagar: A day after ISIS claimed responsibility for the killing of a policeman in Jammu and Kashmir, the state police, in a first, admitted that it had a presence in the Valley, NDTV reported.
A’maq, the propaganda publicity wing of ISIS claimed on Monday that the group carried out the attack and “a war has just begun”.
According to the report, state police chief SP Vaid said it is now clear that the attack was carried out by ISIS and “it is indeed a worrying sign”.
Earlier, the global terror group had made several claims about having a hand in attacks in the valley. But the authorities had brushed away the claims.
The Central government too, had denied any ISIS presence in the country. Investigators have said there were isolated instances of people getting indoctrinated by watching the radical speeches of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi online.