IS Khorasan Chief Mawlawi Abdullah Arrested in Afghanistan; Linked to Pakistan's Haqqani Network, Plotted Kabul Gurdwara Attack

Kabul, April 4: Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) chief Mawlawi Abdullah aka Aslam Farooq was arrested in Afghanistan, the country's intelligence agency confirmed on Saturday. The dreaded terrorist is charged of plotting the terror attack at Kabul's prominent gurudwara that left 27 Sikhs dead. Farooq is also accused of being linked to the Pakistan's deep state, including the Inter-State Intelligence (ISI).

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Sources linked to Afghan Intel Agency National Directorate of Security (NDS) confirmed the arrest of Farooq. An internal statement has been issued by the intel body, informing the Ashraf Ghani government of his links to the Pakistan-based Haqqani Network and Lashkar-e-Taiba. The two terror outfits are accused of executing insurgent attacks in Afghanistan and India, respectively.

Update by ANI

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