ISIS: News

Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is a terrorist organisation formed on 8th April 2013, and works on the ideology of extremist Islamism. It is expected to have around 30,000 fighters with a budget of more than US$1 billion. The group is headed by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who is claimed to have been killed by Russia in an airstrike by its military.

Crackdown on ISIS: Multiple raids linked to Mangaluru, Coimbatore blasts  

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday raided the residences and other properties of several people linked to the terrorist organization ISIS in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala.

US fostering Islamic terrorists for attack: Russian spy service

Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) has claimed it received inputs that the United States (US) is grooming Islamic terrorists to attack targets in Russia and the former Soviet Union, Reuters reported.

Uttar Pradesh: Death penalty to Gorakhnath Temple attacker

A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Monday awarded a death sentence to Ahmad Murtaza Abbasi, convicted of attacking security personnel at Gorakhnath Temple in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, last year.

15 Jan 2023


Delhi: 2 terror-accused behead man, send video to Pakistani handler

Two men were arrested by the Delhi Police's Special Cell for reportedly having links to a terror organization, as per The Indian Express.

01 Dec 2022


Islamic State announces leader's death, appoints Abu al-Hussein as successor

The armed jihadist group Islamic State (IS) announced via an audio message on Wednesday that their leader Abu Hasan al-Hashimi al-Qurashi died "in combat with enemies of God".

23 Nov 2022


Kerala 'common link' in Mangaluru and Coimbatore terror blasts

The last week's autorickshaw blast in Mangaluru and the Coimbatore car explosion on October 23 reportedly share a common link, India Today reported, quoting police sources.

21 Nov 2022


Mangaluru autorickshaw blast: Accused Shareeq 'inspired by ISIS terror outfit'

The Karnataka Police on Monday claimed a major breakthrough in the Mangaluru autorickshaw blast case, saying that the accused—Shareeq—was "inspired" by the ISIS terror outfit and used the dark web to contact his handlers, said reports.

04 Nov 2022


Mere possession of jihadi literature not an offense: Delhi court

A Delhi court while hearing an Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) case registered by National Investigation Agency (NIA) said that mere possession of "jihadi literature" does not amount to offense unless the philosophy is used to commit "terrorist acts."

23 Aug 2022

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ISIS bomber detained in Russia wanted to kill Nupur Sharma?

The Islamic State (IS) suicide bomber detained in Russia on Monday had been allegedly hired to kill former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma.

ISIS bomber, planning attacks on Indian leader, detained in Russia

The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) on Monday said that its officers had detained a suicide bomber, a member of the ISIS terrorist group, who was plotting a terrorist attack against one of India's leadership elite, Russian news agency Sputnik reported.

07 Aug 2022


NIA arrested IS suspect from Batla House, family denies charges

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested an engineering student from New Delhi's Batla House on suspicion of being an active member of the Islamic State (IS), as per The Indian Express.

30 Apr 2022


Gorakhnath temple attack case: Police find link between accused, ISIS

The Gorakhnath temple attack case has taken an unexpected turn.

03 Feb 2022


ISIS chief killed in counterterror operation in Syria, says Biden

United States President Joe Biden on Thursday said that American forces targeted the chief of the Islamic State (ISIS) during a counter-terrorism operation in northwest Syria.

24 Nov 2021


BJP MP Gautam Gambhir alleges death threat from 'ISIS Kashmir'

Bharatiya Janata Party MP Gautam Gambhir has alleged that he and his family received a death threat from "ISIS Kashmir."

09 Oct 2021


ISIS-K claims killing 300 Shia worshippers in Afghan mosque attack

The Islamic State-Khorasan (ISIS-K) has claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing inside a crowded mosque in Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan.