15 Keralites including 4 journalists in IS ‘hit-list’
Karipur: The Islamic State has reportedly made a ‘hit list’ of 15 Malayalees including four journalists who, according to the terror outfit, have allegedly been campaigning against Islam.
The list includes 11 computer professionals and four journalists from Kerala. There are reportedly 152 Indians in the list.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) got the information from the laptop seized from Najir Bin Yafi, a Maharashtra-native recruiting people for IS.
The list was handed over to IS leader Shafi Armar via Instagram. Details like their official designations, company profiles and email addresses have also been shared. Most of them included in the list are people working for the armed forces and the Intelligence.
Seventy people from Maharashtra, 30 people from Karnataka, 15 each from New Delhi and Andhra Pradesh and seven from West Bengal are in the list. IS enlisted a total of 8318 people across the globe on June 2016.
NIA has directed states to strengthen security and closely monitor IS sleeper cells and former SIMI workers.