The suicide bomber who attacked Kabul airport last month was captured in Delhi five years ago, Islamic State Khorasan (ISIS-K) has claimed. He was also deported to Afghanistan after serving a prison sentence in India, ISIS-K said in its recently released magazine. ISIS-K claimed that the suicide bomber, identified as Abdur Rehman al-Logari, had gone to Delhi five years ago to attack India to avenge Kashmir. He was arrested at the time.
ISIS-K had carried out a suicide bombing outside the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul on August 26 last month. The attack came as other countries were evacuating their citizens from Kabul airport after the Taliban took control. More than 180 people, including 13 American soldiers, were killed in the attack.
Meanwhile, ISIS-K has been publishing their magazine since 2020. He had published an issue of the magazine in February 2020 during the Delhi riots. Later, a special cell of the Delhi Police arrested Jahanzeb Sami, 36, and his wife Hinda Bashir Beg, 39, a Kashmiri couple on charges of having links with ISIS. Three others were also arrested along with the two on the same charges. The NIA then took charge of the case and filed chargesheets against all of them.
So far, more than 10 people have been arrested across India on suspicion of having links to ISIS-K magazine.