June 24, 2017

Why Kerala is a preferred destination for the Indian Mujahideen?

terrorist1In the summer of 2010, the chief of the Indian Mujahideen, Yasin Bhatkal made a phone call to his boss Riyaz in Karachi. During the conversation, Riyaz asked Yasin where he had sourced the explosives for the 2008 Gujarat blasts from. The reply was from Kerala. Read more: Why is ISIS plotting the escape of Indian Mujahideen chief, Yasin Bhatkal For the Indian Mujahideen sourcing explosives was no difficult job. They managed to source explosives with much ease and use it as will in the series of blasts that they had undertaken.
All the blasts carried out by the Indian Mujahideen had a link to either coastal Karnataka or Kerala. This conversation between the two becomes important in the wake of discussions that the state of Kerala has not exactly had a proud moment when it comes to explosives control.

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Vicky Nanjappa is an internal security correspondent with OneIndia.com. He has 17 years of experience in reporting.