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Suspect hiring girls for IS through Facebook arrested

KARACHI-UNS– Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Thursday presented before the court a suspect allegedly involved in hiring girls for Islamic State (IS) through Facebook. The suspect named Khalil ur-Rehman was handed over by the court to FIA on 7-day remand.

According to details, FIA’s counter-terrorism wing arrested the suspect and seized IS flag and literature from him. When presented before the court, the suspect told that he worked for Taliban in the past and now worked for IS.

He also confessed to have made friends with various women with an Id named Afzal Khan and convinced them to join IS. Khalil also confessed to have worked in Islamabad to hire women for IS.

The suspect told the court upon questioning that his group communicated through code words but didn’t know how many people worked for the organisation. Three more people are also being probed in the case.

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