The National Intelligence Service (NIS) has revealed that 10 South Koreans have been linked with Islamic State activities over the Internet.
The NIS reported that the ten suspects have ranged from simple praise of the extremist militants, to general questions of how to enter Syria or how to join IS according to Yonhap News.
Fears of terrorism threats to the country have risen after the attacks in Paris, with the National Intelligence Service (NIS) also announcing last week that it has deported 48 foreigners in the past five years with suspected terrorist ties.
In addition, last week’s arrest of an Indonesion factory worker in South Chungcheong Province with a hunting knife, a mock M-16 rifle and several Islamic fundamentalist books and promoting the Al Nusra Front, an Islamic State terrorist group sparked fears in the country about a possible terrorist attack on Korean soil.
In the September edition of ‘Dabiq, ISIS’ — a propaganda magazine for the group — Korea was named among 62 countries that are supposedly part of a new “crusader coalition” and targeted for potential terror attacks.
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