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Missing Indian man joins Islamic State in Afghanistan

Missing Indian man joins Islamic State in Afghanistan

Jan 17, 2016 - 10:51

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): An Indian citizen, who went missing more than two and half months ago, has allegedly joined the Islamic State (IS) group in Afghanistaninfo-icon, a news report said on Sunday.

Ayaz Sultan (23) disappeared on October 30, 2015 from the Malwani area of Malad boarded a flight for Kabul. Before leaving, he showed his friends Daesh documents and videos.

Maharashtra anti-terrorism officials were quoted as saying that a study of WhatsApp messages from Sultan to his friends verified his association with an IS unit in the war-torn country.

The Hindu reported: “Sultan has been in touch with a few of his friends via WhatsApp after reaching Kabul. All of the conversations that he has been having are about radical thought and extremist views.”

While investigating his movements and interactions before his disappearance, counter-terrorism officials filed a case against Sultan under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.

In WhatsApp messages to his friends, Sultan reportedly highlighted the atrocities being inflicted on Muslims in different countries and the pathetic response from the international community.

Having become a supporter of jihadinfo-icon, the young man is using a Wi-Fi connection for chatting on WhatsApp. He avoids a SIM card, according to the newspaper.

PANinfo-icon Monitor/mud

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