Kerala man who joined ISIS in 2017, dies in US drone strike in Afghanistan
A man from Kerala, who joined the Islamic State (ISIS) in October 2017, reportedly has been killed in an American drone strike in Afghanistan on July 18.
According to reprots, Muhammad Muhasin, a resident of Edappal town in Malappuram district in Kerla died along with Huzaifa-al-Bakistani, a key commander of the Islamic State in the Khorosan province of Afghanistan.
The news of Muhammad Muhasin’s death was communicated to his family in Kerala via a WhatsApp message from an unidentified number from Afghanistan.
The text in the Malayalam language said, “Your brother was seeking martyrdom.
Allah has fulfilled his wish as per his aspiration. He was martyred 10 days ago in a drone attack by the American forces”.
“Please do not reveal this to the police, otherwise they will come to your home and start bothering you. Your brother doesn’t want this”, the message read.
A number of people from the state, both men and women, have joined ISIS over the last few years. According to government data, accessed by ANI, the majority of people who have joined ISIS from Kerala are from the Kannur city of the state.
As on June 15, nearly 40 people including eight women, from Kannur, have joined the ISIS.
The data further reveals that over the last few years 98 people from Keral joined the Islamic State, out of which 38 were killed and 60 are still alive and fighting for the terrorist organisation.