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Andhra anti-terror force Octopus gets its headquarters


August 13th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 13 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Monday launched the headquarters of its elite anti-terror commando force Octopus (Organisation For Counter Terrorist Operations).Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy inaugurated the headquarters ... Read more...

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Six die in botched Pakistan hostage rescue attempt


December 30th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 30 (IANS) A doctor who was kidnapped was among the six people killed in a rescue operation mounted by the police in Pakistan's Punjab province.The shootout between the ... Read more...

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Chinese police kill seven kidnappers, free hostages


December 29th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 29 (IANS) Police fatally shot seven kidnappers during a hostage rescue mission in northwest China Wednesday night, authorities said Thursday.Two people were kidnapped in the mountainous area of ... Read more...

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Indonesian troops prepare hostage rescue operation against Somali pirates


April 14th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- Indonesia's National Defense Forces (TNI) on Thursday announced that it is prepared to deploy security forces to rescue the 22 nationals captured by Somali pirates last month ... Read more...

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Four police officers sacked over bungled hostage rescue


August 25th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Aug 25 (DPA) Philippine police Wednesday sacked four officers who led a bungled hostage rescue operation that left eight Hong Kong tourists dead. The policemen were Inspector Santiago Pascual of the special ... Read more...

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The new face of the NSG (With NSG chief interview)


November 13th, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) One year after the 26/11 terror attack, the NSG is acquiring a new, edgier face. Amongst the sophisticated gadgets that it will soon be equipped with are: ... Read more...

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Jehadi threat to Pakistani `personalities’


October 11th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Rawalpindi, Oct 11 (IANS) There is a threat to the lives of "known personalities" in Pakistan, warned Interior Minister Rehman Malik Sunday after the army ended a hostage drama at the army ... Read more...

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Pakistani army headquarters siege ends, 30 hostages freed (Fourth Lead)


October 11th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Rawalpindi, Oct 11 (DPA) Nine people were killed Sunday in a dramatic hostage rescue operation at Pakistan's military headquarters in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, an army spokesman said. Major General Athar ... Read more...

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Hostages freed at Pakistani army headquarters (Third Lead)


October 11th, 2009 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
Rawalpindi, Oct 11 (DPA) Nine people were killed in a dramatic hostage-rescue operation at Pakistan's military headquarters, an army spokesman said Sunday. Major General Athar Abbas said three hostages, two military ... Read more...

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Mexican police chief sacked after botched rescue operation


August 25th, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 25 (EFE) Municipal police chief Jesus Jimenez is no longer in his post after an attempt to rescue a kidnapping victim resulted in the deaths of the captive, her ... Read more...

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More LTTE strongholds captured after pre-dawn attack: Sri Lanka


April 28th, 2009 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 28 (IANS) Troops forcing their way deep into the last Tamil Tiger stronghold in the northeastern Mullaitivu district have captured "two heavily fortified defence positions" after launching pre-dawn attacks, defence ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka refutes reports of ceasefire offer


April 27th, 2009 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 27 (IANS) Sri Lanka Monday flatly rejected reports of making a ceasefire offer and said that the "media illusionists" have twisted the government statement on its decision "to stop using ... Read more...

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Lankan Army captures Valayarmadam, six sq km away from Prabhakaran


April 26th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Apr 26 (ANI): Sri Lankan Defence Ministry on Sunday said that the Army has captured strategic Valayarmadam area and encircled remaining six square kilometre strip of land which could be the ... Read more...

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Prabhakaran will not surrender but fight till the death, claims former right hand man


April 26th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 26 (ANI): Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) chief Vellupillai Prabhakaran will not surrender and fight till the death, despite being cornered by the Sri Lankan Army in a 10 ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka seeks international help as thousands flee war-zone


April 23rd, 2009 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
By P. Karunakharan Colombo, April 23 (IANS) Sri Lanka Thursday appealed for international assistance to provide immediate humanitarian assistance for over 103,000 civilians who have fled the northern war-zone and entered the government-controlled ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka wants international help as thousands flee war-zone (Lead)


April 23rd, 2009 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
By P. Karunakharan Colombo, April 22 (IANS) Sri Lanka Thursday appealed for international assistance to provide immediate humanitarian assistance to over 103,000 civilians who have fled the war-zone in the island's north since ... Read more...

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5,000 civilians flee Sri Lanka’s war-zone: Military (Lead)


April 20th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 20 (IANS) Over 5,000 civilians Monday fled Sri Lanka's northern war-zone and entered the government-held areas as troops continued to advance towards the last stronghold of the Tamil Tigers as ... Read more...

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17 Tigers killed as troops move closer to no fire zone: Sri Lanka


April 19th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 19 (IANS) At least 17 Tamil Tigers were killed and 22 wounded in fierce clashes when troops advanced towards the last stronghold of the rebels as part of their "hostage ... Read more...

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Terrorists used plasticisers to bind explosives: NSG chief (Interview)


September 14th, 2008 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) In what could prove to be an alarming trend, terrorists who struck here used plasticisers for the first time in India to bind the explosive ammonium nitrate, ... Read more...

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Colombia admits Red Cross emblem used in hostage rescue


July 17th, 2008 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, July 17 (IANS) Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has admitted the unauthorised use of the Red Cross insignia during the July 2 hostage rescue mission. It has evoked strong protest from the ... Read more...

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FARC blames Colombia hostage rescue on guards’ ‘betrayal’


July 12th, 2008 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, July 12 (IANS) In its first public reaction to the rescue of Ingrid Betancourt and 14 others from its captivity, radical leftwing Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) has blamed the ... Read more...

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Chavez hails Colombian hostage rescue, wishes talks with Uribe


July 4th, 2008 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, July 4 (IANS) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has congratulated the Colombian army for their historic operation rescuing former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt and 14 others from the captivity of leftist guerrilla ... Read more...

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NSG, IAF joint exercise concludes successfully


March 14th, 2008 - 8:05 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Mar 14 (ANI): The seven day joint exercise of the Indian Air Force and the National Security Guards, Black Eagle, concluded successfully today at Manesar in Haryana. India's elite counter-terrorist ... Read more...

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