Pakistan’s intelligence agency ISI has changed its strategy after pitting it in a proxy war against India. Her target is now Afghanistan and she is resorting to Kashmiri terrorists to promote violent activities here. The European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS), which exposed the role of the ISI in the attack on the gurdwara in Kabul on 25 March, said this in its report.
According to the report, “the Afghan National Security Directorate (NDS) had reported that the ISKP (Islamic State in Khorasan Province) militant Abdullah Orakzai alias Aslam Farooqui was arrested a few days ago along with four of his associates.” Investigations have revealed that it has close ties with Pakistan-based terrorist groups such as the Haqqani network and Lashkar-e-Taiba. Not only this, he has also confessed that he has links with regional intelligence agencies working for ISI.
The Kashmir link was revealed in this entire incident when one of his accomplices arrested along with Farooqui has been identified as Ali Mohammad of Islamabad. When further investigation was done, it was revealed that Ali Mohammad is actually Ejaz Ahmad Ahangar and he is a Kashmiri terrorist. Ahangar, 55, a resident of Nava Kadal in Srinagar, was arrested in 1990 by the Indian Army.
After his release, he fled to Bangladesh and fled to Pakistan. After reaching Pakistan, the ISI initially kept him in Islamabad and later was sent to the Miranshah area of Waziristan area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. This place is near the border of Afghanistan. He initially stayed with Al Qaeda and later joined ISKP on the instruction of Handlers.