S.Korean police arrests IS follower with forged passport

2015-11-18 04:29:38 GMT2015-11-18 12:29:38(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

SEOUL, Nov. 18 (Xinhua) -- South Korea's police arrested an follower of Islamic State (IS) of Indonesian nationality, who has been staying after entering the country in 2007 with forged passport, local media reported on Wednesday citing the national police agency.

The 32-year-old man, who has been staying here illegally for eight years, is under investigation after having been arrested at his home in South Chungcheong province.

The Indonesian is suspected of conducting online activities to support the IS militant group, posting a photo in his social networking service (SNS) account taken in October at the Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul that shows him wearing a cap with the logo of the "Jabhat al-Nusra", believed to be linked to the IS.

In April, he shot a video footage showing that he was waving the al-Nusra flag in a mountain and supporting the IS. It was also posted on his SNS account.

The police seized a big knife and a mock "M16" assault rifle as well as many books about the Muslim extremism.

In his SNS account, the man expressed strong displeasures about a wave of condolences globally for the victims from terrorist attacks in Paris, saying that there has been no response to deaths of more than 400,000 Syrian civilians.

The South Korean police reportedly plans to expand investigation into other possible suspects supporting terrorist groups.

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