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Terrorist Attack


Extremism, Pakistan and the missing counter narrative

DECEMBER 16, 2014 is a sad day for Pakistan. But it is also a day of infamy for those who use Islam to justify evil actions, and a day of disgrace for those Muslims who choose to remain silent in the face of such barbarity. The killing of 146 students in a school in Peshawar run by the Pakistan Army is one of the most brutal and senseless massacres of innocent people in the hands of Muslim radicals. The Tehrik-e-Taliban...

China executes 8 for 'terrorist' attacks

China executes 8 for 'terrorist' attacks

China has executed eight people in the north-western region of Xinjiang, for what it calls "terrorist" attacks, reports the state news agency Xinhua. Three of those executed had been convicted of an attack in Tiananmen Square in Beijing last October, in which five people died, Xinhua said. The others were found guilty of crimes including...

Sunni Massacre

Iraq divide widens again

Iraqi officials yesterday worked to calm soaring tensions after the killing of 70 people at a Sunni mosque, as Washington branded the beheading of an American journalist a "terrorist attack". And in the latest violence, a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle at the entrance to the interior ministry's intelligence headquarters in Baghdad, killing six people, officials said. The attack at the mosque in Diyala province the day before, which most accounts said was the work of Shia militiamen, threatens to...

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan claims responsibility

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan claims responsibility

Security forces said Monday they have relaunched a military operation at Karachi airport as gunfire resumed several hours after they announced the end of a militant siege that left 24 dead, reports Dawn. Fresh gunfire was reported from the airport Monday morning and a loud explosion was also heard across its premises. Security forces said...

China separatists blamed for attack

China separatists blamed for attack

Chinese officials have blamed separatists from the north-western Xinjiang region for a mass knife attack at a railway station that left 29 people dead and at least 130 wounded. A group of attackers, dressed in black, burst into the station in the south-west city of Kunming and began stabbing people at random. Images from the...

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