New Delhi: A Kerala youth, who had run away to join the terror group Islamic State in Afghanistan, has reportedly died, the police said on Saturday.
A message from the telegram account of Ashfaq claims that Bestin alias Yahya, who had converted to Islam, is dead.
The message also says that he died in the attack against America in the front line. The details of when he died were not given. This message was sent to one of the relatives of Ashfaq.
Yahiya, along with his wife, and his brother and his wife, had allegedly went to Afghanistan to join the Islamic State to wage war against America. The four were part of a 21-strong group from Kerala who reached Afghanistan.
Early this month, Muhammed, said to be in his 20s, was reported to have been killed, along with 36 IS militants, who were killed after the US struck the terror group's position in eastern Afghanistan with a GBU-43 bomb, also known as the "mother of all bombs".
In February this year, information reached the relatives of 26-year-old Hafeesudin that he had been killed in a drone attack.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan last year had informed the state assembly that 21 people, including children, were missing, of which 17 were from Kasargode district and four from Palakkad.