25 Indian ISIS Trained Terrorists May Try To Sneak Into India From Afghanistan
There are at least 25 Indians who had joined ISIS and were living in Afghanistan. They are wanted in many cases in India. Though some of them may have died, the current whereabouts of these terrorists is not known, though intelligence agencies are monitoring the situation.
NIA officials have identified some of these Indian ISIS terrorists who were found active on social media and are believed to be operating from Afghan-Pakistan borders. These 25 Indians are on the wanted list of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) for having links with the terror group ISIS.
A physician from Kasargod, Purayil suspected to be involved in the Jalalabad prison attack in August 2020. Another suspect identified as Muhammed Muhsin, was said to be part of the Gurudwara attack in Kabul in March last year. Muhsin is learnt to be active on social media and is believed to be involved in online recruitment. Mushin is active at the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.
This group of 25 ISIS Indians had earlier migrated to Afghanistan and joined ISIS in the Nangarhar province. They may try and enter into Indian territory from Afghanistan as they broke open various jails when Taliban took over the country last month as per intelligence inputs. Considering inputs, an alert has already been issued at all Indian airports and seaports, manned by the Bureau of Immigration (BoI), to ensure that these ISIS suspects are unable to sneak into India from Afghanistan.
Most of these 25 belong to the IS-inspired module in Kerala and they fled to Afghanistan on different periods sometime between 2016 and 2018 to join ISIS. The NIA got inputs about these ISIS sympathisers during its probe into several IS-inspired modules active in Delhi, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. some of these 25 ISIS sympathisers are believed to have died as per the testimony of their family members here in India but the agency has not yet received any confirmation from foreign agencies.
A red corner notice (RCN), issued on the request of NIA, already exists against all the 25 suspects that include Abdulla Abdul Rashid, Dr Ijas Kallukettiya Purayil, who is said to have motivated around two dozen Indian men and women to join ISIS.
Some of these 25 ISIS terrorists were killed in 2019 in a drone attack, and others surrendered to Afghan forces and were imprisoned in Kabul in the reign of the Ashraf Ghani government.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has been provided with the intelligence input regarding those women fighters who migrated to Afghanistan to join ISIS but surrendered later before the Ashraf Ghani government They have been freed after the Taliban’s took over Kabul. They were among the thousands of ISIS fighters freed after the jailbreak in Afghanistan.