Militant

  • China official says Islamist militants were trying to ban laughter at weddings and crying at funerals 08-04-2014 10:13 AM

    The governor of China's restive far western region of Xinjiang wrote on Monday that Islamist militants were trying to ban laughter at weddings and crying at funerals, as he appealed to people to stamp out the "tumor" of extremism. Xinjiang, resource-rich and strategically located on the borders of central Asia,...
  • Jammu and Kashmir: Three terrorists killed in encounter in Sopore 13-01-2014 02:41 PM

    Srinagar: Three terrorists were killed today in an encounter with security forces in the Sopore district of Jammu and Kashmir. The gun battle, which began around 2.00 pm in the Dangerpora area of Sopore district, lasted three hours. A search operation is underway in the area. The Indian troops today...
  • Sharif criticise US drone strikes on Pakistan, says peace talks with the militants derailed 04-11-2013 07:40 PM

    Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday used his address to military officers to criticise US drone strikes following a recent drone attack that killed Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud and ultimately scuttled peace talks with the militants. The Taliban said following the drone strike that they would not hold talks...
  • J&K: Top LeT commander liquidated in Shopian 26-10-2013 08:23 PM

    A self-styled district commander of Lashker-e-Toiba militant outfit was killed and a civilian wounded in a fierce gunbattle between ultras and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Saturday afternoon. The gunfight erupted when security forces launched a search operation in Husanpora-Nagabal village at Zainapora, some 60-km from...
  • Keran: Amid uncertainity, locals live in fear 11-10-2013 10:59 PM

    Srinagar: The new infiltration bid comes barely days after the Army ended operations to flush out militants from Shala Bato village. But for villages along the border that have seen more than 150 ceasefire violations and infiltration attempts in the last 10 months sweeping away the sense of uncertainty is...
  • 'At least 90 militants enter J&K from across border in 2013' 03-10-2013 04:56 PM

    New Delhi: At least 90 militants have entered into Jammu and Kashmir from across the border this year while a few dozens more are waiting for opportunities to cross over, a senior security official said on Friday. Referring to the ongoing encounter between army and militants in Keran sector along...
  • Jammu and Kashmir: Terrorists kill man in Baramulla 25-09-2013 01:08 PM

    Srinagar: A group of terrorists killed a youth in Kashmir's Baramulla district on Tuesday, police said. Two terrorists wielding AK-47 rifles barged into a house in Cherihar (in Sopore) forest area village around 11 pm on Tuesday, and started shooting Muhammad Iqbal Khan, 22, at point blank range, a senior...
  • Pakistani terror trainer behind Kenyan attack 22-09-2013 05:53 PM

    A Pakistani-origin man is believed to be the security and training chief of Al Qaeda linked Shahab group that carried out the horrific attack at an upscale Kenyan mall killing at least 59 people. Abu Musa Mombasa, a Pakistani citizen, serves as Shabaab's chief of security and training, the Long...
  • Afghan Taliban attack US Consulate, kill 2 Afghans 13-09-2013 04:36 PM

    Kabul: Taliban militants unleashed car bombs at the U.S. Consulate in western Afghanistan on Friday morning, triggering a firefight with security forces in an attack that killed at least two Afghans. The U.S. said all its personnel from the mission were safe and that American forces later secured the site....
  • US drone kills 6 militants, says Pakistani Intelligence 06-09-2013 12:33 PM

    A pair of missiles launched by a U.S. drone hit a militant hideout near the Afghan border and killed six suspected militants, two Pakistani intelligence officials said Friday. The officials said the missiles hit a sprawling compound early Thursday morning near the border town of Ghulam Khan in the North...
  • Jammu and Kashmir: Two policemen injured in terrorist attack 01-09-2013 11:16 PM

    Srinagar: Two policemen were injured in a grenade attack by suspected militants on a police station in Sopore, police said. Two special police officers - Mehrajuddin and Tarik Hussain - were injured in a grenade attack at Tarzoo police station in Sopore area of the district, 55 km from here,...
  • Militants attack police patrol party in Anantnag, constable killed 26-08-2013 02:29 PM

    A policeman was killed and a civilian injured when militants opened fire on a security patrol in Anantnag district of south Kashmir on Monday, officials said. Unidentified militants opened fire on a police patrol party at village Khudwani, 62 kms from Srinagar around 1 PM on Monday, killing a cop...
  • Militants kill four, torch NATO oil tankers in Balochistan province 25-08-2013 07:49 AM

    Armed militants killed four people, including two policemen, and torched NATO oil tankers on Saturday in separate incidents of violence in Pakistan's troubled Balochistan province. The militants killed four persons in the volatile Kach and Sibi districts while the oil tankers carrying fuel for NATO forces in Afghanistan were torched...
  • Rockets from Lebanon fired at northern Israel; no casualties 23-08-2013 04:22 AM

    A rare rocket barrage from Lebanon on Thursday deepened Israeli concern that al Qaeda-linked Islamist militants are opening a new front for confrontation with Israel. The Israeli military said four rockets were fired from southern Lebanon. Two struck Israeli communities without causing casualties, a third was intercepted by the "Iron...
  • Jammu and Kashmir: Army busts militant hideout, arms seized 20-08-2013 04:37 PM

    Army troops have busted a militant hideout and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district. Army troops during a search operation busted a militant hideout in general area of Mahore and seized a cache of arms on Monday night, a defence spokesman said at...
  • In Kashmir, angry youth feel it's time to join hands with militants 20-08-2013 09:28 AM

    Ishfaq first threw a rock at an Indian policeman six years ago. Now he's thinking about arming himself with a gun. The 21-year-old is the human face of a trend that is worrying security sources, politicians and a rights group spoken to by Reuters - the revival of violent anti-Indian...
  • Serial blasts rock Assam on Independence Day, 1 injured 15-08-2013 01:38 PM

    The anti-talk NDFB (Sangbijit) faction triggered serial blasts in Assam on the Independence Day on Thursday injuring one person in Kokrajhar district where it exploded two grenades and another one in neighbouring Chirang district. At around 9.30 am, the insurgent outfit simultaneously exploded two grenades at the G D Road...
  • Manipur: Abducted govt officials released by Kuki militants 14-08-2013 11:20 AM

    Two Manipur government officials have been released after their kidnapping by suspected Kuki militants on August 8, official sources said on Wednesday. M Priyokumar and W Ibopishak, attached to the horticulture department, were on Tuesday brought in a vehicle by their captors and released at the Kangla Park area in...
  • Manipur: Militant outfit calls for 'public curfew' on Independence Day 13-08-2013 11:13 AM

    Militant outfit Kangleipak Communist Party on Tuesday called for a 12-hour "public curfew" from 6 am on August 15 as part of its boycott call of the Independence Day celebrations. Fire services, media, water supply, religious functions and electricity would be exempted from the purview of the "public curfew", the...
  • 'Terror machine' beyond Afghan borders the main threat: MEA 03-08-2013 11:19 PM

    New Delhi: With militants again targeting its mission in Jalalabad, India on Saturday said "terror machine" that operates from "beyond the borders" was the main threat to Afghanistan's security while the war-torn country assured that no stone will be left unturned to ensure safety of Indian diplomats there. At least...
  • UK: 3 Sikhs convicted of attacking Lt General Kuldip Singh Brar 31-07-2013 10:55 PM

    London: Three members of a Sikh gang, including a woman, were on Wednesday convicted of slashing the throat of Lt Gen (retd) Kuldip Singh Brar, the hero of the 1984 Operation Blue Star, in London in 2012. Brar, 78, was attacked as he walked with his wife Meena, in Old...
  • 4 militants killed as Army foils infiltration bids in Kashmir 30-07-2013 07:38 PM

    Srinagar: Four heavily-armed militants were killed as Army troops scuttled two separate infiltration bids along the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir on Tuesday. All the four militants, attempting to sneak into Kashmir Valley from across the border, were killed in a fierce gunbattle in Macchil sector of Kupwara...
  • Gunmen launch major attack on Pakistani prison to free militants 30-07-2013 10:50 AM

    Grenade-wielding Taliban fighters battled Pakistani security forces during a sophisticated midnight attack on a major prison holding hundreds of Taliban and other militants, police said on Monday. Fighting continued into the early hours of Tuesday, and security forces said they had imposed a curfew on the city, Dera Ismail Khan,...
  • Anger in the country has to be brought down: Rahul Gandhi 25-07-2013 07:57 PM

    Citing the example of Punjab where peace was restored after a long period of militancy, Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said there was a "lot of anger" in India which should be brought down and the country should move forward by taking all sections along. "India is a thought...youths make it,...
  • Gunmen shoot dead 13 police, soldiers in Iraq strikes 25-07-2013 02:47 AM

    Mosul: Militants ambushed a minibus carrying Iraqi soldiers and in a separate attack opened fire on a checkpoint in the north of the country, killing at least thirteen people in total on Wednesday, police said. Nine policemen were killed in the checkpoint attack, which took place in Shura, 50 km...
  • One killed in Assam grenade attack 24-07-2013 10:08 PM

    Guwahati: One person was killed and at least seven others were injured after the anti-talk faction of the ULFA militants lobbed a grenade at a crowded place in Assam Wednesday evening, police said. Inspector General of Police (Law and Order) SN Singh confirmed the incident in Bokolia area in Karbi...
  • Militants hurl bomb at an educational institution in Manipur 24-07-2013 02:32 PM

    Imphal: Some unidentified militants hurled a powerful grenade at the premises of an educational institute in the Imphal West district of Manipur which failed to explode, official sources said on wednesday. The militants had lobbed the grenade at the complex of Little Master English School in interior Samurou village at...