India Arrests Jihad Cell Suspected Of Plotting Attacks During Diwali

From Newsweek:
Indian authorities have dismantled what they called Monday a “terror module” inspired by the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) that was planning attacks on notable individuals and public places during the Hindu festival of Diwali.

The country’s national counter-extremism agency arrested six men who had gathered at a hilltop shrine in the southern state of Kerala, who it said were preparing explosives and bringing together other materials in order to execute attacks on the occasion known as the Festival of Lights at the end of October.

“During the searches, incriminating material, including electronic devices have been seized from their possession and search of their premises,” India’s National Investigation Agency said in a statement, Reuters reported….

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