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Islamic State recruiting thousands from tribal areas of Pakistan: Agencies

India TV News Desk 09 Nov 2014, 15:00:50 PM IST
India TV News Desk

Islamabad: According to a confidential report by the provincial government of Balochistan, Islamic State (IS) is recruiting 10 to 12,000 followers from Hangu and Kurram Agency tribal areas of Pakistan.

The report was sent to the federal government and law enforcement agencies warning of increased footprints of militant organization, reported Dawn.

The report from the Home and Tribal Affair Department of Balochistan also said that IS militant group offered some elements of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) and Ahl-e-Sunnat Wai Jamat (ASWJ) to join hands in Pakistan.

The IS plans to attack military installations and government buildings as a revenge for Zarb-i-Azb operation in North Waziristan, said the report.

The Balochistan government has urged for a tighter security in the province and northwestern areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to prevent such attacks.