Nicaragua: Police arrest 4 ISIS terrorists on their way to Mexico

Nicaragua: Police arrest 4 ISIS terrorists on their way to Mexico

Four Muslim terrorists with ties to ISIS were captured on Tuesday by members of the Nicaraguan armed forces after entering the country illegally from Costa Rica.

The identities of three of the terrorists matched those of suspects featured in an alert attributed to US Homeland Security Investigations warning Mexican authorities that three terrorists had recently arrived in Central America.

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In a statement, Nicaraguan police said two of the terrorists were Egyptian nationals and the other two were Iraqi. The four were due to be deported back to Costa Rica, it added.

The Egyptians were named as Mohamed Ibrahim, 33, and Mahmoud Samy Eissa, 26, while the Iraqis were Ahmed Ghanim Mohamed Al Jubury, 41 and Mustafa Ali Mohamed Yaoob, 29.

The Muslim terrorists entered Nicaragua through an unauthorized crossing point known as La Guasimada in the Cardenas municipality on the southwestern border with Costa Rica.