Hack your targets with machetes, Islamic State tells lone wolves in India

Islamic State tells lone wolves

New Delhi : Islamic State (IS) modules and ‘lone wolves’ in India have lately been instructed by their handlers to focus on hacking their targets, particularly foreign citizens, to death with big chopping knives or machetes. “We have gathered that IS modules and lone wolves here are being told by their handlers not to risk gathering explosives, assembling IEDs or

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India in shadow of terror – `Subahani Haja Moideen met Islamic State module members’

Shadow of terror - `Moideen met Islamic State module members'

Kochi : The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has found that Thirunelveli native Subahani Haja Moideen (31) who returned to India after having fought for the Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq, had met members of the Kerala module of the terror group.The meetings were held outside Kerala. NIA officers said that Moideen had met members of the Kerala module

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Online search for sex slaves led Parbhani youth to Islamic State: ATS

Online search for sex slaves led Parbhani youth to Islamic State: Cops

Aurangabad : Investigating agencies say the Parbhani-based ISIS suspect ‘s inclination towards the terror outfit stemmed from his attraction for sex slaves. After a discreet operation for about three months, the state Anti-Terrorism Squad sleuths arrested 31-year-old Naser, alias Qadir Bin Abu-bakr Yafai Chaush, from Parbhani, nearly 187km from Aurangabad, on July 14, for his suspected ISIS connections. The probe

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NIA busts Nice-style attack by ISIS; Qatar resident identified as Ansar ul Khilafa kingpin

India's NIA busts Nice-style attack by ISIS

New Delhi : India’s elite counter-terrorism agency has busted an ISIS module that had planned a Nice-style attack in the southern state of Kerala. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) said six youths, four from Kerala and the other from Tamil Nadu, were arrested after credible information was received that they had hatched a plot to launch a terror attack in

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ISIS recruitment: Kerala government monitoring social media

IS recruitment: Kerala government monitoring social media

At least 21 youths, including women, who had gone missing from the state some months ago, were suspected to have joined IS. Thiruvananthapuram : Kerala government has put under the scanner persons and outfits who misuse social media for propagating extremist ideologies of Islamic State, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told the state Assembly on Monday. His statement in a written

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Using money, jihad dreams and religious guilt, Islamic State recruiter Shafi Armar cast net across India

Using money, jihad dreams and religious guilt, IS recruiter cast net across India

An NIA chargesheet details Shafi Armar’s methods. Bengaluru : An online recruiter who is at the centre of Islamic State (IS) recruitment plots in India used a combination of tactics to lure Indian youths into the terrorist organisation’s network — including prospects of travelling to Syria, finances, mobile phones, literature and religious guilt — online chats of the recruiter with

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Islamic State Recruited 22 Keralites Who Were Moved to Caliphate in Afghanistan

Islamic State Recruited 22 Keralites Who Were Moved to Caliphate in Afghanistan

New Delhi : 22 Keralites accused of leaving India to join the Islamic State are learnt to have reached “the caliphate” in Afghanistan in the first week of July, said investigators who grilled the arrested IS sympathizer Yasmin Mohammed Zahid. 29-year-old Yasmin was arrested at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport while trying to exit India for Afghanistan on Aug. 1.

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‘Terror classes’ run by ISIS in India have indoctrinated 40 people, arrested Kerala teacher tells NIA

‘Terror classes’ run by ISIS in India have indoctrinated 40 people, arrested Kerala teacher tells NIA

New Delhi : A radicalised Kerala school teacher, who was arrested at Delhi Airport on August 2 on her way to Kabul, has revealed that the extremist group Islamic State, is now running “terror classes” and indoctrinating youth in the country. Yasmin Ahmad has told the National Investigation Agency (NIA) that as many as 40 young men and women have

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