Keralites reportedly injured in attack on IS training camp in Afghanistan
Karipur: The recent Unmanned Ariel Vehicle attacks on the training camp at Dihbala at Nangarhar is suspected to have inflicted injuries on Keralites who had joined the Islamic State. Twenty two Malayalees who left the country to join the Islamic State were earlier traced by the NIA to be in Afghanistan.
It was in June July last year that a 22 member team from Kerala went missing. They were later traced to have joined the IS and were later tracked to the Nangarhar area in Afghanistan.
The past one week had been witnessing intense fighting between the IS and the Afghan forces after the IS attacked an army post and killed 17 soldiers. The Afghan intelligence has confirmed the death of 34 foreigners in the attack but the number of Indians is not known.
The camp is suspected to have harboured all the Malayalees who are fighting for the IS except the leader Sajeer from Kozhikode. The message of the death of Kasargod resident Hafissudin was conveyed by Ashfaq Majid, another fighter via telegram. The relatives who received the message also reported that Ashfaq responded in the negative to their requests to return and lead an Islamic life back home. He is also reported to have told that the only agony he held was not being able to be the first martyr.