(Representative image) Marwan's family said he had left home to join the IS in 2016 as part of a group with 21 members. Photograph: (ANI)
23-year-old Marwan Ismail's family received a message saying that he was 'martyred' in a drone attack
A 23-year-old man from Kerala, who had left home to join the Islamic State last year, has been killed, according to a message sent out to his family.
ANI identifies the youth as Marwan Ismail from Trikaripur.
The one-line message that his family received said Marwan was "martyred" in a drone attack, ANI reported.
His family said he had left home to join the IS in 2016 as part of a group with 21 members.
He was suspected to be living in the Nangarhar province.