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Indian agencies write to Twitter, want IS tweet location

Indian agencies have written to Twitter seeking the location from where threatening tweets were issued by alleged Islamic State (IS) terrorists, calling for a car bomb attack on US President Barack Obama during his India visit.

The security agencies looking into the attacks have found that IP addresses of the computers used to issue the tweets have been “masked” by the alleged terrorists, the sources said.

The sources said Twitter has been asked to provide the location of the computer as soon as possible to check the authenticity and gravity of the threat in the wake of US President’s visit starting from January 25.

The agencies believe that the tweet could be the handiwork of one of the three terrorists from Mumbai suburban Kalyan who had gone to Iraq to join the IS. Four boys from the area --Areeb Majeed, Saheem Tanki, Amaan Tandel and Fahad Shaikh--had left their home to join IS operations in Iraq.

One of them, Areeb Majeed, purportedly sustained injuries and retured after which he was taken into custody by the National Investigation Agency.

The sources said the tweet issued on Monday from one of the handles is believed to be of the banned group IS.
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