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NIA raids 7 locations in Kerala in connection with terrorist team

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The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday carried out raids at seven locations in Kerala’s Thrissur and Kozhikkode districts in connection with some escaped defendants belonging to a terrorist group called Juna Al Aqsa.

In a statement, the NIA said the homes of seven people were being searched: Mohammad Faaz, Mohammad Ihthisham, Abdul Sammeh, Rayeez Rehiman, Nabeel Mohmmad, Mohammad Shaheen and Mohammad Ameer. All of them reportedly fled to Syria. The NIA had filed a case against them last year.

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The NIA said that during the raids it confiscated nine mobile phones, 15 SIM cards, an iPad, six laptops, three memory cards and various other documents. Before fleeing to Syria, some of them also financed terrorist activities in the country and brainwashed many young people. In September, the agency raided several locations in Ernakulam in Kerala and Murshidabad in West Bengal and arrested nine people associated with Al Qaeda.

Hindustan Times

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