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Pakistan army kills 57 Taliban

Pakistan army kills 57 Taliban

Pakistan's military says it has killed 57 militants in ground assaults and air strikes on Taliban units in areas near the border with Afghanistan. The operations come days after the Taliban killed 141 people at a school in Peshawar, mostly children. The military has stepped up its offensive against the insurgents in the provinces of...

Militants planned to use drone: DB

Militants planned to use drone: DB

Militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team was on the verge of "making a drone" to carry out bomb attacks on secular personalities and key establishments of the country, detectives claimed yesterday. The outfit's targets included secure government and non-government establishments, secular-minded political and cultural personalities, teachers and journalists, they claimed. The detectives came up with the...

IS steps up key Syrian town assault

IS steps up key Syrian town assault

Fighting has intensified in the besieged Syrian border town of Kobane, where Kurdish forces have been holding Islamic State at bay since September. IS militants launched at least four suicide attacks, with reports saying at least 25 people were killed. The first of the attacks was near the Turkish border crossing. It is thought to...

40 killed in Nigeria bus station blast

40 killed in Nigeria bus station blast

A roadside bomb tore through a bus station near a busy junction in northeast Nigeria on Thursday, killing 40 people including five soldiers, witnesses and a security source on the scene said. The security source and witness Abubakar Adamu, a mechanic who narrowly avoided being blown up himself, said the blast set several buses...

Israel demolishes East Jerusalem home after synagogue attack

Israel demolishes East Jerusalem home after synagogue attack

Israeli troops have destroyed the home of a Palestinian man who killed a woman and a baby by ramming a car into a Jerusalem tram stop last month. The demolition came hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to win a "battle for Jerusalem", following a deadly attack on a synagogue. Tuesday's synagogue attack left...

Burdwan blast key accused escapes

Burdwan blast key accused escapes

A key accused in the Burdwan blast case today gave the Indian police the slip in Dhubri district of Assam state when an operation was launched to arrest him. Sahanur Alam, a resident of Assam, fled on receiving information about a police team was on crackdown at Fakiraganj to apprehend him around 2:30pm, Dhubri...

NIA, Rab exchange names of ‘criminals’

NIA, Rab exchange names of ‘criminals’

The investigators of India’s National Investigation Agency today handed over to its Bangladesh counterpart a list of 11 suspected militants believed to be behind the Burdwan blast. The persons arrested in connection with the blast gave the names, a Rab official said quoting the NIA officials. The NIA investigators have requested the elite force to...

IS leader urges attacks in Saudi Arabia

IS leader urges attacks in Saudi Arabia

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi called for attacks against the rulers of Saudi Arabia in a speech purported to be in his name on Thursday, saying his self-declared caliphate was expanding there and in four other Arab countries. Baghdadi also said a US-led military campaign against his group in Syria and Iraq was...

ISIS atrocities

150 Iraqis executed

The bodies of more than 150 men killed by Islamic state (ISIS) militants were recovered from a ditch in the city of Ramadi, west of Baghdad, on Thursday in the latest of a series of mass executions of tribal figures who oppose the group. Iraqi officials said the men had been captured in the town of Heet, west of Ramadi, over the last week. All were members of the Sunni Albu Nimr tribe, which had faced off against ISIS and...

34 killed in Iraq bomb blasts

34 killed in Iraq bomb blasts

At least 34 people have been killed and dozens injured following two bomb blasts in and around Iraq's capital Baghdad. The first attack came when a suicide bomber drove a Humvee at a checkpoint south of Baghdad killing at least 24, Iraqi officials said. The second attack, a car bombing inside the capital, killed at...

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