Plans to carry out terror strikes in Delhi thwarted

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 Jul 2018 09:45:28


 

NEW DELHI,

The Afghan national had done recce of his possible targets such as the Delhi Airport, Ansal Plaza mall, a Vasant Kunj mall as well as the South Extension market

A PLAN hatched by the Islamic State to carry out terror strikes in New Delhi was thwarted by the security agencies after infiltrating into a module of the dreaded terror group, officials said.


The IS terror plot was foiled following the arrest of an Afghan suicide bomber, who had been under the surveillance of security agencies for long, in late 2017.
The counter-intelligence operation included an Indian ‘plant’ supplying the IS operative with explosives — without triggers — and even arranging for his accommodation in the capital’s Lajpat Nagar, an official said.


The Afghan IS operative, who enrolled himself in an engineering college on Delhi’s outskirts, was flown to Afghanistan days after his arrest and is said to be now under the custody of the US military in Afghanistan.
The Afghan national had done recce of his possible targets such as the Delhi Airport, Ansal Plaza mall, a Vasant Kunj mall as well as the South Extension market.


He had also helped the US military in its fight against the Taliban in Afghanistan, the official said.
The IS plans to target New Delhi was detected following more than a year of surveillance in Afghanistan, Dubai and India.