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India, which routinely blames its neighbour of exporting terror, is likely to be having a style of its personal medication as a high English-language

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India, which routinely blames its neighbour of exporting terror, is likely to be having a style of its personal medication as a high English-language information channel of India has indicated in a surprising expose that terrorism may need  been exported from a southern Indian state since 2016.

India Today has reported that one of many suicide bombers concerned in a sickening rampage at a Sikh gurdwara in Kabul was an Indian nationwide from the southern state of Kerala. The Khorasan franchise of the Islamic State (IS) ultra-extremist group claimed credit score for Wednesday’s carnage at Gurudwara Har Rai Sahib in Kabul that left 25 Sikh worshippers.

Three IS terrorists rampaged by way of the temple the place round 200 worshippers had been praying on the time. Afghan safety forces, aided by overseas troops, ended the siege after a six-hour firefight wherein all three attackers had been killed and 80 hostages freed.

The IS – which can be identified by its Arabic acronym Da’ish – named one of many attackers as “Abu Khalid Al-Hindi”. The group and its propaganda journal Al Naba revealed a photograph on March 26 wherein Al-Hindi is holding a kind 56 assault rifle.

The {photograph} was truly that of Muhammad Muhsin, 21, an engineering scholar from Thrikkaripur in Kasargod district of Kerala, India Immediately’s Government Editor Sandeep Unnithan reported quoting high police intelligence sources within the state.

Muhsin was earlier believed to have been killed in a drone strike in Afghanistan on June 18 final yr. He’s the second Indian suicide bomber in IS ranks to have been killed in motion.

In August 2015, IS operative Abu Yusuf Al-Hindi, alias Shafi Armar, was believed killed in a suicide bomb assault in Raqqa, Syria. Armar, a local of Bhatkal in Uttar Kannada district, was the primary Indian to be declared a specifically designated world terrorist by the US.

Muhsin had migrated to IS-run camps in Afghanistan from Dubai the place he was working as an energetic member in a Telegram group floated by Shajeer Mangalassery, an engineer from Nationwide Institute of Technology (NIT) Kozhikode who had additionally moved to Afghanistan from Dubai. Mangalassery was killed in a US drone assault in Afghanistan in June, 2017.

After shedding a lot of its features within the Center East, the IS has discovered sanctuaries within the Afghan provinces of Kunar and Nangarhar. At one level, a UN report estimated there have been round 2,500 to 4,000 IS fighters working within the two provinces.

Round 98 individuals with households migrated from Kerala since Might-June, 2016, to affix the Islamic State’s so known as ‘Khorasan Province’ in Nangarhar. Among the many migrants, 30 went straight from Kerala and 70 joined from Gulf with their households.

Amongst them seven individuals had been killed in airstrikes in Afghanistan throughout previous three years.

Rashid Abdullah, who led a 21-member workforce from Kerala to Afghanistan, was killed by US airstrike in Might 2018.

Rashid and Mangalasseri, the engineering graduate from NIT Kozhikode, had been instrumental in radicalising folks from Kerala underneath the IS module. Saifudeen Kunjahmed from Thirurangadi in Malappuram district was killed in second week of July, 2019.

The Islamic State’s Indian community was uncovered by Kerala Police after 21 individuals from Kasargod and Palakad districts went to Afghanistan from Might 21 to June 5, 2016, with their households. Amongst them, two had been medical docs and 4 had been Christians transformed to Islam.

Round 250 Indians, amongst them 98 from Kerala, have joined the IS outfit since 2016. The Afghan safety forces claims to have damaged the again of IS in Afghanistan with the assistance of US-led overseas forces. Nevertheless, the group nonetheless continues to hold out lethal assaults on high-profile targets inside Afghanistan.


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