Cooker blast: NIA raid at 60 locations in Kerala, Tamil Nadu & Karnataka against suspected ISIS sympathisers

Cooker blast: NIA raid at 60 locations in Kerala, Tamil Nadu & Karnataka against suspected ISIS sympathisers

In relation to the explosions that occurred in Mangaluru and Coimbatore in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, respectively, searches are being conducted.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 08:56 AM IST
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The National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted about 60 searches across Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka as part of a broad crackdown on people with ties to the outlawed terrorist group ISIS, according to reports.

In relation to the explosions that occurred in Mangaluru and Coimbatore in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, respectively, searches are being conducted.

Jameza Mubin, who was questioned by the central anti-terror agency in 2019 for potential ties to ISIS, was killed in the Coimbatore explosion, according to the police.

Two open cylinders, 1 burst while driving

According to authorities, Mubin had two open cylinders while driving, and one of them burst. After a search of his home, "low-intensive explosive material" was found there. According to C Sylendra Babu, the chief of police for Tamil Nadu, they appeared to be intended for "future plans."

The November 19 auto-rickshaw blast in Mangaluru, which left two persons injured, including the primary suspect, was handed over to NIA in December of the previous year.

When Shareeq's low-intensity improvised explosive device, or IED, burst, it was purportedly carrying a bomb that he had also attempted to manufacture in September. Inside the car, a burned pressure cooker with batteries was discovered.

An act of terror

The explosion, according to Karnataka police, was not an accident but rather an "act of terror with the purpose to do catastrophic damage."

The auto-rickshaw explosion was blamed on the "Islamic Resistance Council," an organisation that calls itself that.

The letter, which was written in English and displayed Shareeq's photograph, said that he had "attempted to attack the Hindutva Temple in Kadri, a bastion of the Saffron terrorists in Mangalore."

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