3 suspected IS supporters planned attacks on temples, churches: Police

PTI, Jun 19, 2019, 4:37 PM IST

Coimbatore: Three suspected IS sympathisers, who were arrested recently, were planning to carry out terror attacks on temples and churches in and around the city, police said on Wednesday.

According to the FIR registered against the trio — Shahjahan, Mohammed Hussain and Sheikh Safiullah they had conspired to carry out suicide attacks at temples, churches and places where people gathered in large numbers.

The arrests came days after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) raided seven locations in the city and arrested Mohammed Azarudeen, the alleged mastermind of the IS Tamil Nadu module, who was a Facebook friend of Zahran Hashim, the mastermind of the Easter Sunday suicide bombings in Sri Lanka.

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