Kerala youth who 'joined' Islamic State in 2016 killed in airstrike in Afghanistan

Kasargod: A 23-year-old man from Kasargod in Kerala, who was suspected to have joined the terror outfit Islamic State (IS) in 2016, was reportedly killed in an air strike in Afghanistan.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

Police on Tuesday said his father had received a message through Telegram app two days ago informing him about the death of Marwan Ismail of Thrikkaripur in an undisclosed location in Afghanistan.

They said the message was also sent to social activist BC Abdul Rahman on the same day.

The message purportedly sent by one Asfaq Majeed, one of the 21 youths from Kerala who allegedly went missing and joined the Islamic State, did not provide more details about Marwan or the place where he was killed.

Marwan had been working as a physiotherapist in a gulf nation before joining the terror group last year, police said.

He was among the 21 persons from the state, who reportedly went missing after travelling to the Middle East last year and later joined the Islamic State in Syria.

In April, Yahya, a native of Palakkad was allegedly killed in an air strike in Afghanistan.

Published Date: Aug 01, 2017 12:16 PM | Updated Date: Aug 01, 2017 12:16 PM

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