5 persons with suspected IS links picked up by NIA

Kannur: Five persons with suspected links to Islamic State (IS) were taken into custody in the district today by National InvestigationAgency (NIA). Police said the NIA picked up the five persons at Kanakamala near Panur in the district.

However, they did not disclose any further details.

Recently 21 persons from Kerala were suspected to have joined the IS after being reported missing by their families and police have registered a case and are investigating.