After the jolting suicide bomb attack in Pakistan near the Wagah border, one of the terror groups that have claimed responsibility for the attack has now vowed to take revenge against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Jamaat Ahrar (TTP-JA), a faction of the Pakistan Taliban group, has called Modi the "killer of Muslims" and has vowed to avenge the "people of Kashmir and Gujarat."
Ehsan said that the dastardly attack near the Attari-Wagah border crossing that left more than 60 people dead, was a message to both, India and Pakistan.
"This attack was a message to the governments on both sides of the border. If we can carry out an attack on this side, then we can attack the other side too," he tweeted.
Ehsanullah Ehsan (@EhsanTTPJA)
This is not the first time that Modi has faced an open threat from a Pakistan-based terror group after coming to power in May this year.
In September, Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri had announced an India wing to the terror outfit, and had explicitly mentioned its plans of "rescuing" Muslims in the states of Gujarat and Kashmir among others.
Counter-terror experts had seen the announcement as a direct attack on Modi, often seen as a polarising figure and a Hindutva leader.
The TTP-JA leadership is said to have close ties with Zawahiri.
Indian Mujahideen members have also reportedly joined hands with the new Al-Qaeda wing in the subcontinent, and Modi has reportedly received several intelligence inputs that the transnational terror groups could launch attacks in India any time soon.
According to The Indian Express, Modi has been briefed twice in the last fortnight on terror threats from the Pakistan-based outfits.