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Kerala ISIS suspect inspired by Lanka bombing mastermind held

Apr 29, 2019 23:13 IST

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested a 29-year-old man from Palakkad in Kerala, for allegedly conspiring to commit a terrorist act through Kasargode ISIS module. The suspect has been identified as Riyas Aboobacker, who has reportedly confessed, that he was inspired by Zahran Hashim, the alleged mastermind behind the Easter suicide bombings in Sri Lanka. Riyas also told NIA officials, that he was following Zakir Naik's speeches and wanted to carry out a suicide attack in Kerala.

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