Islamic State’s first suicide bomber was a Kerala Christian converted to Islam: The state needs to wake up


The bomber was an engineering graduate from Kerala and worked in Bengaluru as an engineer. He later migrated to Dubai where he got attracted to Islam.

New Delhi, Aug 22: A Christian from Kerala who converted to Islam was the first suicide bomber of the Islamic State. An article published in the outfit’s mouthpiece ‘Voice of Khorasan’ cited the bomber in the chapter ‘Memories of Shuhada’.

The bomber was an engineering graduate from Kerala and worked in Bengaluru as an engineer. He later migrated to Dubai. While the probe by the National Investigation Agency would bring out more details on the bomber’s identity, while he was with the Islamic State, he used the name Aboobacker-Al-Hindi. He is incidentally the third person from Kerala who died for the Islamic State.

The other two are from Kasargod. While Mohsin from Trikkaripur in Kasagod was part of the Sikh Gurudwara attack in Kabul, Dr. Ejas Kallukettupurayil blew self up during an attack at a jail in Kabul.

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