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Indian youth who allegedly joined Islamic State killed in Afghanistan: Family

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 26 February 2017, 05:53 PM
Indian youth who allegedly joined Islamic State killed in Afghanistan: Family
Indian youth who allegedly joined Islamic State killed in Afghanistan: Family

A Kerala man who had left home to join IS group has been killed in a drone attack in Afghanistan. The suspect was from Padanna in Kasargod and was identified as 21-year-old Hafiz.

The family members had recieved message on mobile app Telegram that Hafees got killed in a drone attack on Saturday, sources said.

“Verily, Allah has purchased of the believers their lives and their properties: for the price theirs shall be the paradise. They fight in Allahs’ cause so they kill (others) and are killed. It is a promise in truth which is binding on Him I th Turrat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel) and the Quran. And who is truer to his convenient than alla (Allah)… rejoice in the bargain which you have concluded. That is the supreme success. Tauba 11,” the message read.

Hafiz was one of the 21 youths who had gone missing last year from their native Kerala and allegedly joined Khorasan branch of Islamic State group. IS announced its Khorasan branch an old name for Afghanistan and surrounding areas including parts of India in January 2015.

First Published: Sunday, February 26, 2017 05:41 PM

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