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JuD activists leaving group to join ISIS

Published : Dec 30, 2015, 6:03 am IST
Updated : Dec 30, 2015, 6:03 am IST

Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud-Dawah’s activists are joining ISIS and eight of them were arrested by intelligence agencies who raided a hideout of the terror group in Pakistan’s Pu

Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud-Dawah’s activists are joining ISIS and eight of them were arrested by intelligence agencies who raided a hideout of the terror group in Pakistan’s Punjab province.

“The arrested ISIS militants were earlier the activists of Hafiz Saeed’s Jamaat-ud-Dawah,” Dawn newspaper reported, citing intelligence reports and officials. A team of personnel from intelligence agencies and Punjab counter-terrorism department raided a house on a tip off on the outskirts of Sialkot, some 120 km from here, early Monday and arrested eight members of ISIS which has yet to “openly” declare its presence in Pakistan, officials said. “The suspects could not offer any resistance as the commandos did not give them a chance,” a CTD source said. He said a good quantity of weapons and explosives, and hate literature have been recovered from the house.

The suspects got militant training and vowed to overthrow democracy and introduce caliphate in Pakistan, officials said. “The suspects had taken an oath to overthrow democracy and introduce caliphate in Pakistan,” an intelligence official was quoted as saying.

Location: India, Punjab, Lahore