militant groups

Purge extremists within Pakistani military: Daily


September 21st, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) A leading Pakistani daily Friday called for a "purge" of all those military personnel who sympathise with the militants after terrorists targeted a Pakistan Air Force ... Read more...

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Three border villagers arrested with Pak SIMs


September 12th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep (IANS) Three people were arrested with Pakistani mobile SIM cards in the frontier district of Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir near the India-Pakistan border, police said.They said the ... Read more...

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30 wounded in Iraq bombings


September 9th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Sep 9 (IANS) At least 30 people were wounded in a series of bomb attacks in Iraq's Baquba city, Xinhua reported.The coordinated attacks took place Saturday. Two roadside bombs ... Read more...

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Will guerrilla influx offset Kashmir’s peace dividends? (Kashmir Newsletter)


September 7th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 7 (IANS) Infiltration from across the Line of Control into the Kashmir Valley has increased since August, but intelligence officials assert that the numbers are not large enough ... Read more...

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Top PLA rebel arrested in Meghalaya


September 5th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 5 (IANS) A top rebel of the outlawed People's Liberation Army of Manipur was arrested from eastern Meghalaya near the Bangladesh border, an official said Wednesday.Athokpam Surchandra Singh, ... Read more...

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Five Iraqi soldiers killed in separate attacks


September 5th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Sep 4 (IANS) Two Iraqi army officers and three soldiers were killed and three other people wounded in separate attacks in northern and eastern Iraq on Tuesday, police said.... Read more...

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Militant hideout busted in Kashmir, arms cache recovered


August 27th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 27 (IANS) A huge cache of arms, ammunition and explosives has been recovered from a militant hideout in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir.In an operation launched Sunday ... Read more...

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Dire necessity to enforce airport security in India (Comment)


August 21st, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
The daring terror attack on Pakistan's Kamra air base on Aug 16 claimed by Tehreek-e-Taliban and persistent intelligence reports that Pakistan-based militant groups keep planning terror attacks on India's civilian ... Read more...

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Pakistan army faces militancy problem: Daily


August 17th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) The Pakistan Army appears to have a militancy problem that is "hidden from the public because investigations and court martials are often carried out in secret", ... Read more...

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Standard Chartered helped Iran hide $250 bn: US


August 7th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) The US has accused Britain's Standard Chartered bank of hiding 160 billion pounds (nearly $250 billion) of transfers that helped finance Iran's nuclear weapons programme.New York ... Read more...

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Policeman killed in Russia bombing


August 2nd, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A police officer was killed Thursday in a bomb blast in Russia's volatile southwest Dagestan region, the interior ministry said.The explosion took place in Buynaksk ... Read more...

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Three killed in Pakistan bombing (Lead)


July 27th, 2012 - 2:52 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 27 (IANS) At least three people were killed and four injured Thursday night in a bomb blast near a centre of banned militant outfit Lashkar-e-Islam in Pakistan's ... Read more...

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Six kids among 26 killed in Pakistan attacks (Lead)


July 21st, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 21 (IANS) At least 26 people, including six children and a polio eradication worker with the World Health Organisation (WHO), were killed in separate attacks launched by ... Read more...

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Nine, including five kids, killed in Pakistan bombing


July 21st, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 21 (IANS) At least nine people, including five children, were killed Saturday when a suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into a house used as headquarters by a ... Read more...

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‘Al Qaeda infiltrating Syria via Iraq’


July 5th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 5 (IANS) Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari Thursday said Al Qaeda terrorists have infiltrated Syria via Iraq to carry out terror attacks, RIA Novosti reported."We have reliable data ... Read more...

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‘Terrorists may get hold of Syrian chemical weapons’


June 12th, 2012 - 8:05 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, June 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syria's stockpiles of chemical weapons may end up in the hands of terrorists as the ruling regime and anti-government forces continue fierce fighting, an ... Read more...

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Fresh Syria massacre was planned terror: Syrian envoy


June 7th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Militant groups are responsible for a fresh massacre that left some 100 people dead in a Syrian village, said the Syrian envoy here who added ... Read more...

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Iran sends troops to Syria


May 30th, 2012 - 4:31 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 30 (IANS) Iran has sent its troops to help the regime of embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad fight opposition forces, a senior commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards ... Read more...

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Ibobi supports NCTC, stresses human rights angle


May 5th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh Saturday termed the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) a credible step towards institutional capability to counter terrorist forces but ... Read more...

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Two people injured in bomb explosion


May 2nd, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 2 (IANS) Two people were injured Wednesday in a bomb explosion at a market in Shahlang in Meghalaya's West Khasi Hills district, police said."The explosion took place at ... Read more...

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Four anti-talks NDFB cadres nabbed in Assam


April 30th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 30 (IANS) Troops from the Red Horns division of the Indian Army, based in Udalguri district of lower Assam, have arrested four hardcore cadres of the anti-talks faction ... Read more...

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PM opens security meet, flags left-wing extremism (Lead)


April 16th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Left-wing extremism, religious fundamentalism, ethnic violence and terrorism are major challenges facing the country, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here Monday and urged ... Read more...

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PM, Zardari talks on right track, says Indian media


April 9th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Both India and Pakistan have gained from President Asif Ali Zardari's talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here, the Indian media said Monday with ... Read more...

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100,000 people displaced in Pakistan this year


March 31st, 2012 - 9:41 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 31 (IANS) Over 100,000 people, mostly women and children, have been displaced in northwest Pakistan this year due to military operations against the militant groups, the UN High ... Read more...

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Over 100,000 flee fighting in northwestern Pakistan: UNHCR


March 31st, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 30 (IANS) An estimated 101,160 people, mostly women and children, have been displaced since Jan 20 when government troops began security operations against militant groups in Khyber Agency ... Read more...

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Pakistan addicted to playing around militant groups against India: Pentagon


March 29th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 29 (IANS) Pakistan has an "addiction" of "playing around" with militant groups against India even as Afghanistan and Pakistan remain Al Qaeda's prime areas for launching strategic attacks, ... Read more...

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Tamil Eelam is my unrealised dream: Karunanidhi


March 23rd, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 22 (IANS) DMK president M.Karunanidhi Thursday termed a Tamil Eelam his unrealised dream and he will fight for its realisation, while citing rivalry between the Sri Lankan ... Read more...

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Seven policemen killed in Pakistan


March 14th, 2012 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 14 (IANS) At least seven policemen were shot dead by militants in Pakistan Tuesday.Three policemen were killed in Karachi, the capital of southern Sindh province, while four others ... Read more...

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US urges Palestinians, Israelis to end violence


March 13th, 2012 - 8:07 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 13 (IANS) The US government Monday urged the Palestinians and the Israelis to end violence as the ongoing conflicts between Israel and militants in Gaza entered its fourth ... Read more...

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Pakistan lacks strategy to tackle radical Islamists: daily


March 12th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 12 (IANS) Pakistan has no coherent strategy to deal with sectarian and radical Islamist groups that practise and preach violent jihad, said a leading daily that warned about ... Read more...

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Israel’s ultimatum to Obama on Iran n-plans


March 4th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 4 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to deliver an ultimatum to the US over Iran's nuclear plans, a media report said Sunday.At Monday's meeting between ... Read more...

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HuJi link to Delhi attack on Israelis?


February 21st, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Investigators probing the Feb 13 bombing on an Israeli embassy car are tracking a possible Bangladeshi terror link to the attack blamed by Israel ... Read more...

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Manipur, Tripura militants caught


February 17th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 17 (IANS) A militant of the outlawed People's Liberation Army (PLA) of Manipur has been arrested here while a rebel from Tripura has been caught in Bangladesh, ... Read more...

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Northeast quieter, except for Meghalaya: G.K. Pillai


February 13th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 13 (IANS) Insurgency related violence is on the decline in the northeastern states barring Meghalaya, which has seen a sudden spate in violent activities by militants, former union ... Read more...

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ISI left out in Pakistani journalist’s killing report: HRW


January 30th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 30 (IANS/AKI) International rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) Monday said the report on the killing of Pakistani journalist Saleem Shahzad deliberately ignored the possible involvement of ... Read more...

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