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Ejaz Ahmed Ahanger aka. Abu Usman al-Kashmiri: The Wanted Commander From Jammu and Kashmir Believed To Be Killed By Taliban

The notorious ISIS commander from India's Jammu and Kashmir, Ejaz Ahmed Ahanger aka. Abu Usman al-Kashmiri, has believed to be killed by Taliban forces in southern Afghanistan along with some of his family members, who were also believed to be part of Islamic State-Khorasan. 

The notorious terrorist was the leader of an Islamic state cell that carried out a series of suicide attacks on Indian nationals in Kabul and Jalalabad. He is suspected of being behind the 2020 attack on Kabul's Gurdwara Kart-e-Parwan. 

Ahanger was also believed to have been responsible for a suicide attack involving Ijas Kallukettiya Purayil, a one-time dentist from Kerala's Kasargod, at Jalalabad.

The Srinagar-born jihadi was on India's most wanted list, and the Ministry of Home Affairs designated him a terrorist under the UAPA act in 1967. (MHA). 

According to Ahanger's sister, he was eliminated by Taliban authorities in Kabul, but she is unable to confirm the news due to the opaqueness of the Taliban's authoritative regime.

The ISIS commander, Ejaz Ahmed Ahanger, is thought to be survived by his first wife, Rukhsana Ahanger, as well as two daughters, Sabira Ahanger, born in 1997, and Tooba Ahanger, born in 2001.

Since the Taliban's return to the throne of Kabul, after the Us's hastily removal of troops from Afghanistan soil, the power game has raged between the ruling Taliban regime and ISIS-Khorasan. 

This is an ongoing conflict between these two powerful factions, but since the assassination of Abdul Ghani, a senior Taliban commander in Logar province on February 2, 2015, the conflict has escalated. 

Taliban is supported by organizations such as the Haqqani network and others, just as ISIS-K is supported by the Mullah Dadullah Front and the pro-ISIS faction of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan. 

Following the Taliban's takeover of Kabul in 2021, several members of the Afghan intelligence agency and the Afghan national army joined the Islamic State - Khorasan Province.

This terrorist organization is not new; it is simply old wine in a new bottle. This organization may be drawing its power from the Pakistani establishment and some outside forces in order to destabilize the Afghanistan and Pakistan region once more in order to refocus US attention on the region. 

In the end, this is a piece of positive news for the Indian government because India was unable to neutralize him that work has been done by the Taliban, who by the way are not as pious as they look.