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Indian police arrest 4 ISIS terrorists bound for Afghanistan

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KABUL: An ISIS terror cell was reportedly busted in India’s Gujarat state and four terrorists including three youths from Kashmir and a woman from Surat were arrested. Gujarat Police’s Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) said that the four terrorists were planning to go to Afghanistan via Iran to join Islamic State affiliate Islamic State of Khorasan Province (ISKP) for training.

“They were to then partake in attacks on behalf of the ISKP in its terror campaign in the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and attain Martyrdom whereupon their prerecorded statements, images, videos and documents would be used by the handler and ISKP to declare their successful attainment of martyrdom,” the ATS said in a statement.  

Those arrested have been identified as Ubed Nasir Mir, Hanan Hayat Shaul, Mohammed Hazim Shah, all residents of Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir and Sumaira Banu Malek, a resident of Surat. ATS said that all accused were radicalized by their handler identified as Abu Hamza to join ISKP.

Based on information, when ATS raided the house of Sumaira in Surat, they recovered a copy of Voice of Khorasan magazine among other literature from her possession. She told the cops that she was in touch with the handler and was closely associated with another Kashmiri resident Zubair Munshi, who is a wanted accused in this case. 

“They had planned to forge papers in Iran like passports and reach Khorasan. They were then to participate in its terrorist activities on behalf of the ISKP in the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and achieve martyrdom, after which their pre-recorded statements, photographs, videos and documents were to be used by Handler and the ISKP to publicize their martyrdom,” the ATS said in a statement.

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