Kerala coast on alert after intelligent report on ISIS movement


THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala Coastal Police have been put on high alert after an intelligent report on ISIS movement towards Indian islands of Lakshadweep and Minicoy.

According to sources, the coastal police department had received intelligence input from Sri Lanka that 15 ISIS terrorists have set-off in a white boat from Sri Lanka towards Indian islands of Lakshadweep and Minicoy.

Following which, Coastal patrolling has been intensified and information has been passed to all Station House Officers (SHO) in the area.

To thwart any attempt by the ISIS terrorists to enter Indian waters, Indian Coast Guard has deployed ships and maritime surveillance aircraft around the Lakshadweep and Minicoy Islands territory and borders with Sri Lanka.

Besides, the department also alerted the fishing vessels and others venturing into the sea to be cautious of suspicious activities.

In the aftermath of the serial bomb blasts in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, Indian Coast Guard and Police have tightened the security along the coastal lines to prevent any possible infiltration from Sri Lanka via sea route.

On April 21, a string of eight devastating blasts rocked various churches and high-end hotels in Sri Lankan cities of Colombo, Negombo, Kochchikede and Batticaloa, killing at least 253 people and injuring over 400 others.

Local terror group NTJ (National Thowheeth Jama'ath), which is an ISIS-affiliate had claimed responsibility for the attack.


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