Kashmir range inspector general of police Muneer Khan on Sunday said that there was no presence of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Kashmir and that the militant killed in Zakura shootout on Friday was associated with Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen outfit.
Khan's remarks came at a time when an ISIS website claimed that its men carried out the first attack on forces.
"Let me tell you there is no ISIS in Kashmir. The militant Mugees Ahmad Mir from Parimpora, who was killed in Zakura shootout, was associated with Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen and not ISIS," he said in reply to a query during a press conference here.
He said that police will investigate the website claim and "no conclusion would be made unless investigations are complete."
Asked whether he completely rules out ISIS presence in Kashmir, the IGP said: "yes I do."