An Indian-origin Fijian, who is Australia’s most senior recruiter for the Islamic State group in Syria, has been killed, local media said on Sunday.
The report of Neil Prakash’s death, a Melbourne-born radical, was posted on secure communications app Telegram, quoting an IS member. The IS claim Prakash, also known as Abu Khaled al-Cambodi, has been “shahada” — the terror group’s description when a fighter is killed. No details have yet emerged of how or where he reportedly died, Herald Sun reported.
The terrorist, who allegedly had contact with some of those accused of plotting an Anzac Day terror attack in Victoria, fled to Syria in 2013, the report said. The government and police sources were on Sunday night unable to confirm Prakash’s death, which would hurt the terror group’s international recruitment efforts.