Asif Raza Commandos

The Asif Reza Commando Force (ARCF), representing the growing nexus between organised crime and Islamist terrorism, is one of the two outfits (along with Harkat-ul-Jehadi-e-Islami) that claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack on the American Centre in Kolkata on January 22, 2002. Founder of ARCF, Amir  Raza Khan, established connections with Sadiq Israr Sheik and began receiveing young Indian Muslim recruits for special terror warfare training. Key members, including Atif Ameen, were given training in weapons and explosives at LeT camps in Pakistan. They called their newly formed organization the Indian Mujahideen - IM.

Asif Raza Commandos, also known as Asif Reza Commando Force is an active group formed c. 1995.
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