No matter how much Pakistan tries to become ‘poor’ in front of the world, but its pole is exposed. Every time it comes to the fore that he gives shelter to the dreaded terrorists. Nurtures. The Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) has claimed responsibility for the attacks on the Kabul airport. More than 100 people were killed and 200 were injured, including 13 American marines. After this attack, Maulvi Abdullah alias Aslam Farooqui, the head of Islamic State Khorasan province, remains in the discussion. He is a Pakistani citizen.
Aslam is the mastermind of several attacks, including the massacre at a Sikh gurdwara and a hospital in Kabul last year. The ISKP claimed responsibility for the March 25 Kabul gurdwara attack as revenge for the Muslims of Kashmir. Many Afghan Sikhs including an Indian civilian were killed in this.
ISKP activists are carrying out attacks in Kabul along with the Haqqani network. Both organizations are associated with Pakistan’s notorious intelligence agency ISI. According to experts, the ISI is using the ISKP and Haqqani networks to keep a close watch on the activities of the Taliban leadership.
Pakistan was desperate for release
Aslam Farooqui was arrested by Afghan security forces in April last year. But, when the Taliban captured Kabul on 15 August, they released all the terrorists from the Bagram prison. Aslam Farooqui confessed to his links with the ISI while in the custody of Afghan security forces. So, Pakistan was desperate for his extradition. This was refused by the then Afghan government.
It is now believed that ISKP chief Aslam Farooqui was the mastermind of the attack on the Kabul airport. The Taliban claims that the ISKP is their arch enemy, but interestingly, the Taliban freed them from Bagram prison.
A week ago, ISKP promotional video clips accused the Taliban of being a US puppet and not preaching the true Sharia. In the same message, ISIS promised a new phase of jihad in Afghanistan and launched a wave of attacks.
Haqqani’s hand to ISKP
This Thursday they also lived up to that promise. The Guardian reports, citing IS’s official Amaq news agency, that the ISKP has released a photo of one of the suicide bombers, Abdul Rahman al-Logari, who carried out his alleged martyrdom operation near Kabul airport. The IS statement further said, the attackers were able to reach a distance of at least five meters from US forces, who were overseeing the process of gathering documents from hundreds of translators and contractors in preparation for their evacuation from the country.
According to intelligence experts, although the ISKP is weaker than its rival Taliban, it is heavily supported by the Haqqani Network (HQN) and its leader Sirajuddin Haqqani. In fact, a complex link involves a deputy leader of the Haqqani Taliban and a member of the Taliban’s peace negotiation team.
Farooqui has been in many terrorist groups of Pakistan
Islamic State officially announced in January 2015 the formation of its Afghan allies known as Khorasan Province (a historical region of the Persian Empire that includes parts of Iran, Central Asia, Afghanistan, and Pakistan) or ISIS-K or ISKP. Had it.
Pakistani national Maulvi Abdullah alias Aslam Farooqui replaced Maulvi Zia-ul-Haq alias Abu Umar Khorasani as ISKP chief in April 2019. Farooqui was first associated with Pakistan-based terror groups Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LEJ), Lashkar-e-Taiba (LET), and then Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) terror group. Farooqui belongs to the Mamozai tribe. He is from the Orakzai Agency area on the Pak-Afghan border.