Gunfire

  • Suspected Boko Haram terrorists kill students as they sleep in Nigerian college, at least 40 dead 30-09-2013 08:40 AM

    Suspected Islamist terrorists stormed a college in northeastern Nigeria and shot dead around 40 male students, some of them while they slept early on Sunday, witnesses said. The gunmen, thought to be members of rebel sect Boko Haram, attacked one hostel, took some students outside before killing them and shot...
  • Kenya mall attack: Al-Shabaab claims it is still holding hostages 24-09-2013 02:40 PM

    The terrorist group that attacked a Nairobi mall and killed at least 60 people says it is still holding hostages alive inside and that its fighters are "still holding their ground." The Twitter messages posted on Tuesday by the al-Qaeda-linked rebel group al-Shabaab came after Kenyan government assurances of success...
  • Karachi: Pakistan Navy Captain shot dead, wife injured by motorcycle-borne assailants 04-09-2013 12:20 PM

    A Pakistan Navy Captain was killed and his wife critically injured on Wednesday when motorcycle-borne unknown people opened indiscriminate fire on their car in Karachi. Captain Nadeem and his wife were on way from their residence when some unknown armed men opened fire at them on Rahmatullah road near Karachi...
  • Pakistan troops fire on Indian posts in Mendhar, Hamirpur 17-08-2013 08:20 AM

    Pakistani troops fired on forward Indian posts along the Line of Control in Mendhar and Hamirpur areas of Poonch district late on Friday in yet another instance of ceasefire violation, drawing retaliation from India. There was no immediate report of casualties on Indian side. Defence spokesman S N Acharya said...
  • Afghanistan assures India of security for diplomatic staff 04-08-2013 05:20 AM

    Afghanistan on Saturday told India it will leave "no stone unturned" to ensure the safety of Indian diplomatic personnel in that country following a terror attack on the Indian consulate in Jalalabad that left nine Afghans dead. This was conveyed by Afghanistan Foreign Minister Zalmay Rassoul to India's External Affairs...
  • Afghanistan: Explosion near Indian consulate in Jalalabad, 9 dead 03-08-2013 01:07 PM

    New Delhi: Nine people, including eight children were killed after a mosque adjacent to the Indian consulate was attacked in Jalalbad on Saturday. At least 21 civilians have been injured. The ITBP told CNN-IBN that all Indian officials are safe. Ministry of External Affairs sources have also said all Indians...
  • 2 groups open fire at each other over land dispute; Dalit girl killed, 1 injured 01-08-2013 11:14 AM

    A 17-year-old Dalit girl was killed and a youth was injured when two groups opened fire at each other over a land dispute in Budha Saifi village in Bharthana area, police said on Thursday. Alka died on the spot while Indresh, of the other group was injured and rushed to...
  • Afghan forces put down attack on Presidential palace 25-06-2013 11:30 AM

    Kabul: Afghan forces put down an early morning attack by Taliban on the Presidential palace and nearby buildings in central Kabul on Tuesday, with police saying all the assailants had been killed after a 90-minute gunfight. A reporter at the palace said the attack began soon after 6:30 am (0200...
  • Explosions near Presidential Palace in Kabul, Taliban claims responsibility 25-06-2013 08:28 AM

    The Taliban say they have hit one of the most secure areas of the Afghan capital with a suicide attack, as a series of explosion rocked the gate leading into the presidential palace. Smoke rose from the eastern gate of the palace early on Tuesday after more than a half...
  • Taliban launch large attack on Kabul international airport 10-06-2013 11:59 AM

    Kabul: Seven Taliban insurgents including suicide bombers attacked the main airport in the Afghan capital, Kabul, early on Monday, with explosions and gunfire heard near an area that also houses major foreign military bases. The attackers took up positions inside a partially constructed building next to the international airport, interior...
  • Explosions, gunfire heard near Kabul international airport 10-06-2013 07:32 AM

    Kabul: Explosions were heard by Reuters witnesses and there were reports of gunfire near Afghanistan's main international airport in the capital, Kabul, early on Monday, and a police spokesman said insurgents had launched an attack. The attack on the airport, which is also home to a large NATO-led military base,...
  • Now, track gunfire with your smartphone 27-04-2013 03:58 PM

    Washington: Researchers have developed a new device which helps users track gunfire with their smartphones, popping a map of the neighbourhood on its screen pointing in the direction the shot came from. Computer engineers from Vanderbilt University's Institute of Software Integrated Systems have made such a scenario possible by developing...
  • Body of slain Greyhounds officer brought to Andhra 21-04-2013 02:59 AM

    Hyderabad: The body of a Andhra Pradesh Police officer killed by Maoists in the forests of Chhattisgarh following a gunfight on Tuesday was brought to the state's Khammam district on Saturday night. The body of Vara Prasad, reserve inspector of Greyhounds, the elite anti-Maoist force of Andhra Pradesh Police was...
  • US: Explosions, gunfire near Boston after policeman was killed at MIT 19-04-2013 11:34 AM

    Watertown: There were reports of gunfire and explosions as a manhunt was on for the killer of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer in the Watertown area near Boston in the United States early on Friday morning. A massive police operation was on in the area following the reports...
  • Heavy gunfire reported in Tripoli 06-03-2011 12:10 PM

    Tripoli: Heavy sustained gunfire was reported from near Tripoli airport on Sunday, the twentieth day of unrest in Libya. A government official said the shots were celebratory gunfire by Muammar Gaddafi's supporters, after the military's victory in Zawiya and its presence in the oil town of Ras Lanuf in the...
  • Afghan President escapes Taliban gunfire 27-04-2008 10:42 PM

    Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board has no plans to strip Misbah-ul-Haq of the captaincy in any format of the sport in the near future, in the wake of ODI series whitewash against England. "Misbah is going to be retained as captain for the Asia Cup and there are no immediate...
  • Afghan president escapes assassination bid 27-04-2008 11:39 AM

    Dubai: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq on Friday hit back at criticism after his side's 4-0 defeat in the one-day series against England, urging a change of mindset among detractors. I have said that even after the Test series win that we have to keep patience, said Misbah following his team's...