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Kerala Coast on high alert after Intel report on boat carrying 15 terrorists

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 27 May 2019, 9:20 IST

Indian Coast Guard in coastal areas of Kerala have been put on high alert after an intelligence report said 15 Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists had set off from Sri Lanka. The intel report suggest they have been heading for the Lakshadweep islands on boats.

"Indian Coast Guard has deployed its ships and maritime surveillance aircraft around the Lakshadweep and Minicoy Islands territory and borders with Sri Lanka in an operation to thwart any attempt by the ISIS terrorists to enter Indian waters," ANI reported.

"Such alerts are usual practice but this time we have a specific information about the number. We have alerted the coastal police stations and the police chiefs of coastal districts to be on alert in case of any sighting of suspicious vessels," a top police source told PTI.

The coastal police department said it was on alert since May 23, when an alert came from Sri Lanka. "We were on alert since the Sri Lankan attack took place. We have also alerted the fishing vessels and others venturing into the sea to be cautious of suspicious activities," coastal department sources confirmed to PTI.

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First published: 26 May 2019, 12:14 IST
 
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