Kerala coast on high alert after 15 Islamic State terrorists set off for Lakshadweep

The Kerala coast has been put on high alert following intelligence reports that boats carrying 15 ISIS terrorists had set off from Sri Lanka to the Lakshadweep islands. According to highly places sources in the police department, the coastal police stations and coastal district police chiefs have been alerted.

The coastal police department said it was on alert since May 23, the day alert came from Sri Lanka. “We were on alert since the Sri Lankan attack took place. We have also alerted the fishing vessels and others venturing into the sea to be cautious of suspicious activities,” they confirmed.

After the serial bomb blasts in Sri Lanka, Kerala was on alert, especially after NIA investigations revealed that ISIS operatives had planned attacks in the State. Intelligence agencies believe that a considerable number of people from Kerala are still with the ISIS which was recently wiped out from Iraq and Syria.

Sri Lanka witnessed a deadly terror attack on April 21 when eight blasts rocked the Island nation killing over 250 people. The ISIS claimed responsibility for the incident.

 

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