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Kerala man arrested for planning Lanka like suicide attacks

May 1, 2019

In a shocking incident, a man from Kerala has been arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) for planning Sri Lanka like suicide attacks in Kerala. Riyas A, 29 years, was inspired by Zahrin Hashim, the mastermind behind Sri Lanka suicide attacks that killed over 360 people and injured more than 500. Riyas who has confessed that he was plotting for suicide attacks across Kerala was produced before a court in Kochi on Tuesday.

Inspired By Lanka Mastermind, Man Plotted Suicide Attack In Kerala. As I said, it's the ideology behind jihad that has to be confronted. Exclusive claims to Truth must be banned the world over - by anyone-Sanjay Dixit, Author

Riyas has been following Hashim's works and speeches for over a year. He reportedly had contacts with Malayalis who worked in the ISIS as well. Since Riyas was fluent in Tamil, he was able to understand the speeches of Hashim. Riyas even tried to rope in some others to become part of his plan to implement a suicide attack. But since they did not understand Tamil, Riyas could not convince them. NIA is probing into more details of people who are likely to be working along with Riyas.

"Indian Muslim 'Inspired' by the #SriLankaBlasts arrested for planning similar suicide attack in Kerala. The arrested jihadi has been identified as Riyas Aboobacker, aka Abu Dujana, an ISIS recruit, tweeted Tarek Fateh, Author.

"A devastating tragedy of unimaginable proportion averted thanks to timely sharing of intelligence by SL and prompt action by NIA, tweeted Mild Laxative.

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