Isis, one of the most active terror outfits of recent times, is said to have shifted its focus towards north-east Indian state of Assam.
Intelligence reports have suggested that the militant group might be planning to attack Assam, which has often faced threats from local outfits like ULFA.
While intelligence agencies have warned the Union Ministry of a possible attack by Isis in any part of Assam, ahead of Independence Day, the State Officials are confident that they are ready to combat any kind of terror attack.
"The Union Home Ministry has identified a few vulnerable places in Assam. A meeting has been called on August 1 to discuss security measures. We are ready to combat any kind of attack by any terror group," Eastern Chronicle quoted Assam Home Commissioner and Secretary, LS Changsen as saying.
Apart from Assam, other states facing Isis' threat include Karnataka, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Jammu and Kashmir. In view of these warnings, the Centre has ordered all the concerned state governments to beef up security with immediate effect.
Meanwhile, Assam has till date witnessed a number of terror attacks from various militant outfits and one of the worst attack was the 2008 bombings. Around 18 blasts ripped through Guwahati, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar and Barpeta Road, which killed at least 80 people and injured hundreds. ULFA was later found responsible for the blasts and the day is considered as a black day in the history of Assam.