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Boko Haram Atrocities in Nigeria

2,000 feared killed in deadliest attack

Boko Haram militants opened fire on northern Nigerian villages, leaving bodies scattered everywhere and as many as 2,000 people feared dead, officials said. During the raid that started January 3, hundreds of gunmen seized the town of Baga and neighboring villages, as well as a multinational military base. Attacks started at dawn and continued throughout last weekend, according to residents. "The attack on Baga and surrounding towns looks as if it could be Boko Haram's deadliest act," Amnesty International said in...

Bangalore blast kills Indian woman

Bangalore blast kills Indian woman

A home-made bomb exploded outside a restaurant in the southern Indian city of Bangalore, killing a woman who was passing by and injuring five others. The blast on Sunday night took place in a busy area and the police have described it as a "terrorist attack". Bangalore has been on alert since earlier this month...

Piles of spy data failed to halt 2008 Mumbai Terror

Piles of spy data failed to halt 2008 Mumbai Terror

In the fall of 2008, a 30-year-old computer expert named Zarrar Shah roamed from outposts in the northern mountains of Pakistan to safe houses near the Arabian Sea, plotting mayhem in Mumbai, India’s commercial gem. Shah, the technology chief of Lashkar-e-Taiba, the Pakistani terror group, and fellow conspirators used Google Earth to show militants...

STRATEGICALLY SPEAKING

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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