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Another Keralite IS member killed in Afghanistan

IANS  |  Kasargode (Kerala) 

News has been received here about the death of another resident who had gone to to join the Islamic State terror group, an intelligence official said on Monday.

The news about the death of Sajeer M. Abdullah and a picture of his body was received on the mobile of a man, whose relative is among the 21 Keralites who left their homes here to join the IS, said the official of the Police's intelligence unit.

However there was no information about time and cause of Abdullah's death.

An intelligence official, who did not wish to be identified, told IANS that the news and picture came to the same person who received reports about the death of three others of this group during the course of this year.

"Beyond this, there are no other details... we have done what we normally do when we get these types of reports," said the official.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan last year had informed the that 21 people, including children, were missing - 17 persons from Kasargode district and four from Palakkad.



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First Published: Mon, June 19 2017. 16:58 IST