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Women and Children of Kerala Group ISIS Affiliate Surrenders in Afghanistan

Published Nov 26, 2019
Updated Feb 06, 2020

A group of ten Indian women and children, relatives of ISIS affiliates have surrendered to Afghan forces in eastern Nangarhar province along with 900 ISIS affiliates as per reports in the Afghan and Indian Media

Indian women and children hail from Kerala state of India who have been shifted to Kabul.

“We are evaluating them one by one. More details will emerge once this process is finished,” the Hindustan Times quoted an informed official as saying.

Ministry of Defense of Afghanistan announced that 22 ISIS militants surrendered to Afghan forces in Achin district.

The defense ministry had earlier announced that more than 600 ISIS militants and their family members have surrendered to Afghan forces during the recent weeks.

The 10 people were believed to have been shifted to Kabul. A special team from the National Directorate of Security, the Afghan intelligence agency, is gathering details of the people who have surrendered as per the Hindustan Times.

“We are evaluating them one by one. More details will emerge once this process is finished,” an official in Kabul was said to have indicated.

In 2014 it was stated that even as the whole of Iraq and Syria cower under ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) threat, central security agencies in India say that the terror group may be spreading its tentacles in India.

Sources told CNN-IBN on Tuesday that the terror outfit, which has already killed thousands in Iraq and Syria in a deadly pursuit to establish an Islamic Caliphate, is recruiting poor Muslims in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Jammu and Kashmir.

The security agencies say that more than 100 Indian men could have already joined the ISIS in Iraq. The terror group is radicalising poor Muslims through online videos, they say.

The pull of the Indian youths by the Islamic State (ISIS) is over estimated says Former RAW chief Alok Joshi and NTRO chairman-designate Joshi who dealt with the kidnapping of 39 Indians in Iraq by ISIS says in 2015 that there is no immediate threat to India from young men joining the outfit, reports the Times of India , February 11, 2015.

Responding to the question over Indian youths travelling to Iraq and Syria after being influenced by the idea of ISIS over the net , the Former RAW official , who was present at the NSG event in New Delhi responded to media persons that there is no widespread pull of ISIS in India.

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