14 held across country for suspected IS links: Official

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New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Fourteen people have been detained across the country by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) for their suspected links with the IS terror group, a home ministry official said on Friday.

Of the 14 who were detained in various parts of the country, five have been formally arrested, the ministry official said at a press conference here.

All those arrested are in the age group of 25-30 years.

The other nine suspects are still being investigated, the official added.

“There is no indication so far that they were planning a terror attack in Delhi during the Republic Day function,” the ministry official said.

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