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Boko Haram unrest: Nigerian militants 'kidnap 100 villagers'

Boko Haram unrest: Nigerian militants 'kidnap 100 villagers'

Militants have stormed a remote village in north-eastern Nigeria, killing at least 33 people and kidnapping at least 100, a survivor has told the BBC. He said that suspected Boko Haram militants had seized young men, women and children from Gumsuri village. The attack happened on Sunday but news has only just emerged, after survivors...

Mumbai attacks 'mastermind' Lakhvi bailed in Pakistan

Mumbai attacks 'mastermind' Lakhvi bailed in Pakistan

A man accused of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks has been granted bail by a court in Pakistan. Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi is one of seven men facing trial over the attacks in the Indian city, which left 165 people dead. Nine gunmen were also killed. The attacks in Mumbai damaged peace efforts between India and...

Detectives unearth Ansarullah ‘drone bombing’ plot

Detectives unearth Ansarullah ‘drone bombing’ plot

Militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) was at final stage of making drone to carry out bomb attacks on political leaders, journalists and secular persons and key establishments of the country, police said today. The disclosure came hours after detectives arrested two ABT operatives at a house in Jatrabari area of Dhaka last night. Once completed, the drone could carry a 20-kilogramme bomb with the capability of destroying a 25-storey building, Monirul Islam, joint commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, said at a press briefing this afternoon. Tanjil Hossain Babu, 26, and Md Golam Maula Mohan 25 were arrested with a quad chopper drone, equipments  for making the remotely-controlled device and some books...

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Militant proxies

THE may be justifiably criticised for many things, but one of Pervez Musharraf's better moves during his rule was to restart the composite dialogue with India, through the Islamabad Declaration of 2004. The decision to do so came at the end of a long and gruelling learning curve for the now retired general. The journey to the declaration can be traced through the Kargil fiasco and the failed Agra summit. But by 2004, Mr. Musharraf appeared to have learned some lessons...

US drones kill 13 'militants'

US drones kill 13 'militants'

A suspected US drone strike on a Pakistani Taliban compound in North Waziristan tribal region killed at least four alleged militants on Sunday, reports The Guardian quoting officials. Another suspected US drone strike in Afghanistan, meanwhile, killed nine alleged Pakistani Taliban fighters in a rural village near the mountainous border between the two countries,...

US hostage Luke Somers dies after rescue bid

US hostage Luke Somers dies after rescue bid

A US journalist held by al-Qaeda militants in Yemen has died after a military operation to rescue him, US and Yemeni officials say. Luke Somers was shot by his captors during a raid and later died, a US official told the New York Times. His sister, Lucy Somers, told the Associated Press that she had been notified by the FBI of his death. UK-born Somers, who was kidnapped in Yemen in 2013, had appeared in a video appealing for help. Yemen's defence ministry confirmed a "major operation" had taken place in Yemen's southern Shabwa province on Saturday. "We ask that all of Luke's family members be allowed to mourn in peace," Lucy Somers told...

Huji planned countrywide attack in August

Huji planned countrywide attack in August

The banned militant outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (Huji) had planned to carry out bomb attacks in some parts the country in August this year, detectives claimed today. “They were awaiting orders to launch the attacks,” Monirul Islam, joint commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), said at a presser this afternoon arranged to reveal details of the...

Iraq IS: Scores found dead in mass graves in Anbar

Iraq IS: Scores found dead in mass graves in Anbar

Scores of bodies of Sunni Muslim tribesmen apparently killed by Islamic State (IS) militants have been found in mass graves in western Iraq. The graves that were found in the province of Anbar may contain between 80 and 220 bodies, reports suggest. Many of the dead belong to the Al Bu Nimr tribe, which joined...

Another ‘British-Bangladeshi’ jihadist killed in Syria fighting

Another ‘British-Bangladeshi’ jihadist killed in Syria fighting

A third “British-Bangladeshi” jihadist from Portsmouth has reportedly been killed fighting in Syria, according to religious authorities in the city. Manunur Roshid, 24, was known to be one of a group of six men from Portsmouth who went to Syria in 2013, writes The Guardian. Reports of his death follow that of Ifthekar Jaman,...

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