Rashid Abdulla, three Indian brothers, two women and four kids were killed in the bombing by US forces. While an IS operative was asked about Abdulla, he answered ‘he is no more’
Thiruvananthapuram: A leader of an ISIS module in Kerala has been killed in Afghanistan in ’random bombing’ by US forces, according to reports.
Kerala’s Rashid Abdulla, who was leading the module of Islamic State recruiters from the state, was killed two months ago. According to reports, a Telegram app message found by security sleuths revealed that the IS recruiter was killed in Khorasan province.
According to the message, a total of three Indian brothers, two women and four kids were killed in the bombing.
Meanwhile, Abdulla was leading the online campaign and recruitment drive for IS. The reports also suggested that Abdulla's Telegram account was silent for the past two months.
Abdulla was an engineering graduate and it is alleged that he had led a team of 21 persons from Kerala to an IS stronghold in Afghanistan in 2016. The intelligence agencies’ report suggested that Abdulla's wife was also there in his gang. Ayesha alias Sonia, succeeded in reaching Afghanistan through UAE and Iran.
It is also alleged that Abdulla used to send video clips on the “sacred life” led by him and the warriors in the Khalifate through his various Telegram app accounts. According to intelligence agencies, over 10 IS recruits from Kerala are killed so far in the 'holy war' in Syria and Afghanistan.
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Last Updated Jun 4, 2019, 9:19 AM IST