Colombo bombings have signature of Islamic State

Colombo, Apr 21: The serial bombings that rocked Colombo bear the signature of the Islamic State. The nation has been under the radar of the Islamic State for nearly three years now.

It may be recalled that in 2016 there were reports that 32 elite Muslims had joined the Islamic State. The ISIS had warned that it would target the Buddhists in Sri Lanka.

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ISIS in India is just the ISI minus the ’S’

New Delhi, Dec 29: The National Investigation Agency had earlier this week busted a module which was inspired by the Islamic State. Ten persons were arrested for plotting attacks.

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Islamic State operative arrested from Kerala

New Delhi, Dec 27: The National Investigation Agency arrested on Habeeb Rahman from Kerala in connection with an Islamic State related case. The accused was picked up from Kalpetta Town, Wayanad, Kerala on the charge that he was part of the ISIS Kasargod module.

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Tamil Nadu’s Islamic State problem and why Cuddalore is back on the radar

cuddalorejailChennai, Oct 2: A specific threat to the Cuddalore jail in Tamil Nadu has once again raised the question about the big presence of the Islamic State in the state. Tamil Nadu and the ISIS have had a long association and it was from this state that the first known recruit was reported.

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Islamic State claims Afghan attack which killed Sikhs and Hindus

sikh-afghanKabul, Jul 3: The Islamic State group today claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in eastern Afghanistan that killed at least 19 people, mostly Sikhs and Hindus. The bomber targeted a delegation from the minority communities as it was travelling to the governor’s residence in the eastern city of Jalalabad yesterday for a meeting with President Ashraf Ghani.

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Four from Kerala who joined Islamic State killed

Four persons from Kerala who had joined the Islamic State have been reportedly killed. A family of three and another person from Kasaragod had reportedly joined the ISIS.

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Radicalised by the Islamic State: Time to prosecute, not counsel

The arrest, counselling and re-arrest of a Pune based girl believed to be part of the Islamic State is yet another horrific reminded that trying to bring them to the mainstream does not work always.

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Gujarat polls: Beware of lone wolf attacks says Grade A Intelligence Bureau alert

gujrally1The Intelligence Bureau has alerted the security forces in Gujarat of a possible lone wolf attack. Road shows of prominent leaders could be a potential target by Islamic State inspired, lone wolves, the IB report states.

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Kerala Love Jihad: Is there an Islamic State link?

hadiyaThe National Investigation Agency has found a large conspiracy in the Kerala love jihad case. It has been found that Shafin Jahan whose marriage with Hadiya was annulled by the Kerala High Court was in touch with two chargesheeted operatives of the Islamic State.

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Kerala’s never ending tryst with the Islamic State

isisuaeKerala’s tryst with the Islamic State appears to be never ending. The police have now confirmed that 6 more persons from the state have joined the ISIS and could possibly be at Afghanistan. Now the official toll of those who have joined the ISIS in Afghanistan is 28.

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