In a first of its kind of admission, the Jammu and Kashmir police has confirmed the presence of the dreaded Islamic State in the state.
The admission comes as the militant outfit claimed responsibility for the killing of a policeman in Jammu and Kashmir.
Police however, said that the presence is not substantial but even if fringe, the outfit’s presence in Kashmir will have a different meaning.
It need be mentioned that A’maq, the propaganda publicity wing of ISIS, claimed on Monday that the group carried out the attack on police constable Farooq Ahmad.
Earlier, the global terror group had made several claims about having a hand in attacks in the valley.
It need be recalled that when the funeral of dead militant Mugeeb was carried out in mid-November, his body was wrapped in ISIS flag.
authorities had brushed away the claims of ISIS presence in the Valley
Even the central government had denied any ISIS presence in the country.