New Delhi: The Intelligence Bureau (IB) has warned that terror group Al-Qaeda is planning to carry out a massive terror attack in West Bengal.
The attacks are being planned ahead of the assembly elections which will be held next year in 2021.
It is reported that several politicians in the state can also be targetted by the terror group.
As per reports by India Today, Al-Qaeda is plotting for attacks in Bengal using sleeper cells. It is said that Al-Qaeda’s India branch AQIS might try to “radicalise” the Indian youths. Several recruitment centres have been opened in Pakistan’s Karachi and Peshawar to recruit Indians to carry out attacks in West Bengal.
The NIA further informed that the terrorists were planning to carry multiple attacks across the country. They also revealed that digital devices and literature which were used in a large number for making home-made explosive devices were recovered from the raids.
The Islamic terrorist organisation of Al-Qaeda was founded in 1980s by Osama Bin Laden which was also responsible for carrying out several terrorist attacks across the world.