India police hunt man said to be behind pro-Islamic State Twitter posts

December 13, 2014 6:49 AM

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian police were trying to track down a man on Saturday that a British television report identified as a publicist for the Islamic State, pumping out a stream of Twitter updates on the militant group's campaign from his base in Bangalore.

Channel 4 said the man behind "Shami Witness", a Twitter handle followed by thousands of people including most foreign fighters for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, was an Indian professional in the country's high-tech capital.

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