Keralites Among The Dead In Afghanistan?
Tiruvananatapuram: While the international community which is divided on the decision of US to drop Mother of All Bombs in Afghanistan is busy reacting, bad news arrived in Kerala. It is understood that quite a number of youth from Kerala who were influenced by IS ideology left homes to join the organisation.
In this context, reports reveal that a group of people from Kerala who are suspected to have Joined IS and two newborns were feared to be amongst the 36 that died in the bombing.
According to intelligence sources, this group which included three women were in the same area where the US carried out the bombing.
The bomb which is the largest non-nuclear weapon is officially known as GBU-43B can unleash 11 tonnes of explosives. The Afghan officials announced that at least 36 militants were wiped out.
The national channels in India reported mother of a woman named Nimisha who went to Afghanistan along with her husband saying that she was unaware of her daughter’s fate. She also told the channels that her son-in-law told them that they are living in Nangarhar, a place affected by the US bombing. This place that borders Pakistan is considered to be a hotbed of IS militancy. She expressed concern about the fate of her daughter and the granddaughter.