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Al-Qaeda strike in Assam during Durga Puja: IB

Al-Qaeda strike in Assam during Durga Puja: IB
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Al-Qaeda Strike in Assam During Durga Puja: IB. Assam sounded high alert after intelligence reports said that, as possibility of major strikes by Al-Qaeda and other Islamic fundamentalist groups in the state during the Durga Puja festival.

Guwahati: Assam sounded high alert after intelligence reports said that, as possibility of major strikes by Al-Qaeda and other Islamic fundamentalist groups in the state during the Durga Puja festival.

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday said that, security forces had received intelligence inputs as possibilities of major strikes by Al-Qaeda in the state during the forthcoming Durga Puja festival.

“The terrorist group has planned to strike in the state during the Durga puja and we had already taken all preventive measures across the state,” the Assam CM said during a press conference held at Guwahati.

The Assam CM also said that, Al-Qaeda is trying to set up their bases in the state and had “tacit understating” with United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent).

“We have got some information as Al-Qaeda is trying to set up base in the state,” Gogoi said.

“The global insurgent group had earlier too tried link with the rebel groups of North East region including Assam, but they had not do so,” Gogoi said.

“I think, Al-Qaeda has already linked with ULFA(I). Even if there is no direct link as of now, they have in tacit understanding,” the Assam CM said.

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