The raids are in connection with busting a new IS module called ‘Harkat-ul-Harb-e-Islam’.
- NIA conducted raids in collaboration with UP and Delhi Police
- Agency claims to have busted a new IS terror module
- Pistols and explosives have been recovered from their possession
Five people have been arrested and 10 detained in a major operation conducted by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh today. The NIA carried out raids at 16 locations in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi. The raids were in connection with busting a new IS module called ‘Harkat-ul-Harb-e-Islam’.
Islamic State — known as Islamic State in Iraq and Syria in an earlier avatar — is a Sunni jihadist group.
The raids were carried out in collaboration with the Anti Terror Squad of the Uttar Pradesh Police and the special cell of the Delhi Police. Sources said the NIA had been monitoring activities of the module for a long time.
Pistols, ammonium nitrate, and material used for making an improvised explosive device (IED) were recovered from their possession.
A detailed press conference is expected around 4 pm today.
Visuals from Amroha where NIA is conducting searches in connection with a new ISIS module styled as ‘Harkat ul Harb e Islam’. Searches are underway at 16 locations in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi. pic.twitter.com/aCp03AYRr6
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