ISIS member from Kerala behind Afghan prison attack, say reports
New Delhi: A Malayali ISIS terrorist had led the team that attacked the prison in Afghanistan on Sunday, say reports. According to Intelligence Bureau sources, Kasaragod native KP Ijaz led the fierce attack in a prison at the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad that killed at least 29 people incluing 10 terrorists.
The intelligence agencies under central government have started an investigation into the matter.
The Intelligence Bureau received a message from RAW relating to the incident.
Following this, the union home ministry handed over the details to the state government.
Earlier, in 2013, the Intelligence was informed that Ijaz was killed in a drone attack by the US in Afghanistan. His relatives were also informed that he was killed in the drone attack. But now, RAW suspect that Ijaz took leadership of the attack on Jalalabad prison.
It was reported that over 30 terrorists attacked the prison on Sunday. The attack was executed to release over 1000 terrorists from the jail.
The prison was breached from multiple points with a combination of Suicide Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Devices (SVBIEDs). As per reports, Ijaz was a suicide bomber who executed the mission. To confirm the involvement of Ijaz in the case, DNA test will be conducted, hinted report from Intelligence.
Earlier, it was reported that many people from Kasaragod had joined ISIS. Sources revealed that Ijaz recruited people to the terrorist group.
Ijaz had completed his studies in foreign countries. He worked in Kasaragod for a short period and later moved to Afghanistan via Colombo.