Breakthrough for Indian security agencies as Saudi Arabia arrest top al Qaeda operative

| Friday, August 5, 2016 - 12:32
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Ahmed used to reside in Bangalore

New Delhi: In a major breakthrough for Indian security agencies on Friday, Sabel Ahmed, presumed to be a top terror operative working for the al Qaeda in the Indian subcontinent (AQIS) was detained in Saudi Arabia.

Authorities who have detained Ahmed are currently conducting verification of the detained man to ascertain whether he is the wanted terror operative or not. Ahmed was being tracked by the Delhi police for recruiting Indian youth for terrorist outfits like the al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

Kafeel, brother of Ahmed, carried out a suicide attack at UK's Glasgow Airport on June 29, 2007 where he died. After the failed terror attack, Ahmed was deported from the UK to India and was later transferred to Saudi Arabia.

If the detained man is identified as Sabel Ahmed, authorities in India will be pushing for the deportation of the terrorist.

Ahmed used to reside in Bangalore. Indian authorities issued circulars across airports in India warning about the terror operative.

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