The Afghan security forces today arrested the chief of Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) on charges of orchestrating the attack on Kabul Gurdwara on March 25. He has been identified as Mawlawi Abdullah Aka Aslam Farooqui, a Pakistani national who was earlier associated with the proscribed Lashkar-Taiba (LeT) group and then Tehreek-e-Taliban terror group.
Farooqui replaced Mawlawi Zia-ul-Haq aka Abu Omar Khorasani as ISKP chief in April 2019. It is said that Farooqui belonged to the Mamozai tribe and from the Orakzai agency area on the Pakistan-Afghan border.
On March 25, unknown gunmen had stormed into a gurudwara in Kabul and fired indiscriminately killing 27 devotees and injuring several others. About 150 persons were inside the gurudwara when the attack took place. An Indian citizen, a resident of Delhi, Tian Singh was also killed in the attack.
Earlier this week, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) registered a case against the Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) over the recent gurudwara terror attack in Afghanistan's Kabul, making it the first case registered for terror activity outside India.
(With IANS inputs)