Thrissur: Security has been intensified at the coastal areas in Kerala as there is an intelligence report indicating that ISIS terrorists from Sri Lanka have set sail for Lakshadweep and Minicoy islands. 

Coastal security ADGP Tomin J Thachankary issued the alert regarding the intrusion of ISIS operatives based on intelligence inputs. Coastal police station and intelligence wing heads have been asked to strengthen coastal beat and boat patrol. 

According to sources, there are reports suggesting that there are chances of ISIS terrorists in Sri Lanka entering Kerala via Thrissur coastal region.

According to the intelligence report, on Saturday, around 15 ISIS terrorists had left in a white boat for Minicoy in Lakshadweep. Special care is being taken to ensure that they don’t reach Kerala coast.

Meanwhile, police have intensified their search in the sea and coast, following this intelligence report. Fishermen community has also been asked to remain cautious.

On April 30, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested a Palakkad resident for allegedly planning a suicide attack in Kerala. The accused Aboobacker Siddique confirmed the NIA’s suspicion when he confessed that he intended to carry out a suicide bombing in Kerala.

The 29-year-old man confessed to police that he had got advice from Syria and Afghanistan to plan an attack in Kerala on New Year day. He was planning to attack Kochi, as it is one of the leading tourist destinations in Kerala. Earlier, in 2016, 15 persons had disappeared from Kasaragod and had allegedly joined the ISIS. A case was registered with 14 of the accused alleged to have migrated to Afghanistan and one to Syria.