South Africa detains teen girl en route to join ISIS, official says

Authorities detained a 15-year-old girl from Cape Town, South Africa, at the city’s airport after receiving information she was leaving the country to join ISIS, State Security Minister David Mahlobo said.

“We are still conducting further investigation. The girl over the past period has been using technology on social media platforms interacting with strange people and reading material that suggested she expressed an interest in joining a terrorist group called ISIS,” he told broadcaster eNCA.

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Categories: Africa, South Africa

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