Security forces arrest ISIS social media operative in Karachi

Pakistan Forward

KARACHI -- Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Wednesday (March 7) said that its operatives arrested a suspect who admitted to operating social media accounts for the "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" (ISIS), Geo News reported.

The FIA arrested Saif-ul-Islam Khilafati, a resident of Zhob District, Balochistan, during a counter-terrorism operation Tuesday (March 6) in Karachi.

Khilafati allegedly operated more than 50 pro-ISIS web pages meant to brainwash Pakistani youth, according to FIA officials.

Authorities also found videos of murder and torture in his possession, they said.

He admitted to working with another suspected terrorist named Baba Jani, the officials said. Baba Jani is still at large.

Khilafati and another suspect arrested earlier, Khaleel-ur-Rehman, previously worked for a different banned outfit and were recruited to operate social media by a man named Maulvi Noor Muhammad, said FIA sources.

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