NSG Commandos To Train To Counter Lone Wolf IS Attack


New Delhi: The National Security Guard (NSG) is planning to train their commandos exclusively to deal with lone wolf terror attacks using vehicles at public places. The elite security force has taken this decision in the wake of some recent incidents across the world where terrorists used vehicles to mow down people at crowded places.

According to sources, the NSG is likely to send their commandos to European countries to get training to deal with lone wolf attacks. This comes amid Indian authorities fearing a possible attack by the Islamic State on places of religious significance like Kumbh Mela.

Following a 10-minute audio clip, released recently, which talked of Las Vegas-like terror attack on Kumbh Mela and Thirssur Pooram, Indian agencies have said that the threats cannot be ruled out, conceding that they need to prepare to counter any such eventuality.

Earlier this month, the audio clip was released in Malayalam and it warned of lone wolf terror attack by the Islamic State in the country in the days to come. The male voice in the audio clip quoted verses from the Quran while warning of the attack. It is believed to be the 50th such clip from Daulatul Islam – a regional IS outfit.