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Bhatkal man held at Pune airport

A 34-year-old man from Bhatkal in Karnataka was detained at the Pune airport on Tuesday when he was about to board a flight to Dubai for onward journey to Syria to join the Islamic State terrorist outfit.

Officials identified the man as Ismail Musab Raoof Ahmed, a resident of Bhatkal in north Karnataka. He was to board an Air India flight to Dubai, when he was detained by intelligence officials at the Pune airport.

Security agencies have been keeping a strict vigil after his name cropped up during Internet chats with members of the IS, which is being monitored to look for possible followers of the terror group, active in parts of Syria and Iraq.

They said Ahmed was detained as the Union Home Ministry had issued a Look Out Circular against him sometime ago.


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