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Two held in Kerala over suspected Daesh links
October 26, 2017, 2:24 pm

Two persons were taken into custody in north Kerala on Wednesday evening on suspicion of maintaining links with Daesh. Police suspect that the duo were attempting to enlist operatives for the terror group from the state and that they were particularly targeting youths from the northern districts of Kannur and Kasaragod.

The duo were identified as Hamsa, 57, and Manaf, 45, residents of Thalassery. The former is suspected of having links with the international leadership of Daesh. The arrests took place shortly after news broke of three Keralites being sent back home after they were held on the Turkey-Syria border as they were attempting to enter Syria. The three were identified as K.C. Mithilaj, 26, K.V. Abdul Razaq, 24, and M.V. Rashid, 23. State police took them into custody when they returned to India.

Police believe the trio had gone to the UAE and Malaysia, from where they reached Turkey through Iran. They were held on the international border while trying to enter Syria, and returned to India and are currently remanded in custody.

Source: Gulf News

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