Keralite IS Militant Killed In Afghanistan


The relative of Hafeesudin, one of the 21 Keralites reported to have joined the Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan, said he has been killed in a drone attack….reports Asian Lite News

Iraqi counter-terrorism forces assemble in Bartella town, about 20 km east of Mosul, northern Iraq (Xinhua/Yaser Jawad)

Rehman told the media that he had received a message via a social media app from another relative Ashfaq, who is also in Afghanistan, that Hafeesuddin, 26, died in the drone attack on Saturday.

He said Ashfaq also said that Hafeesuddin’s last rites had been held, adding that he had also informed local police of the message, and they, in turn, informed the National Investigation Agency (NIA) officials.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had told the assembly last July that 21 persons, including children, had left the state for Afghanistan to join the IS. Out of these, 17 were from Kasaragod district while four belonged from Palakkad district.