Tamil Diplomat

Doubts over death of Kerala IS operative in drone strike

Two days after it was claimed that Hafeezuddin, the Kerala youth suspected to have joined the Islamic State had died, the police are still verifying the details. The National Investigation Agency and the Intelligence Bureau are trying to get more details on the incident. An Intelligence Bureau official however said that the death of the alleged recruit is more of less confirmed.

Hafeezuddin, 26, a native of Padanna in Kerala was among the 17 persons from the state to have joined the IS in Afghanistan. On Sunday, some of his family members had said that they had received a call stating that he had been killed in a drone strike(ONE INDIA,2017).