Daesh social-media operative nabbed by FIA in Karachi


KARACHI/CHAMAN: A suspected terrorist belonging to banned global terrorist outfit Daesh was arrested by the Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) Counter Terrorism wing on Tuesday.

Imran, also known as Saif-ul-Islam Khilafati, was operating the banned organisation’s social media operations in Pakistan to target and brainwash youth active on the internet, FIA officials told Geo News.

A Daesh flag, laptop, internet devices, and mobile phones were recovered during the raid conducted early Tuesday.

One of Islam’s accomplices had been earlier nabbed by the authorities.

The accused, who was operating over 50 social media pages to lure youth into joining Daesh, was presented in court later today.

The judge approved his physical remand for two days. The investigation officer informed the court that the FIA will submit a final charge-sheet in the case after a forensic report is received.

Meanwhile, in Chaman, Balochistan, four suspected terrorists were killed during a raid conducted by the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) in the early hours of Tuesday.

According to CTD officials, explosives, weapons, and hand grenades were recovered from the slain terrorists’ possession.


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