GUNFIRE

  • Bombs, gunfire kill 81 at crowded mosque in Nigeria's Kano November 29, 2014

    Kano: Gunmen set off three bombs and opened fire on worshippers at the main mosque in north Nigeria's biggest city Kano on Friday, killing at least 81 people, witnesses and officials said, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of Islamist Boko Haram militants. Blasts from the coordinated assault rang out...
  • Firing close to Canada Parliament building, one soldier shot at October 22, 2014

    Ottawa: A Canadian soldier was shot at the Canadian War Memorial in Ottawa and a shooter was seen running towards the nearby parliament buildings, where more shots were fired, according to media and eyewitness reports on Wednesday. The buildings were put on lockdown as police and tactical teams converged on the...
  • In violent weekend, at least 40 people shot in Chicago July 21, 2014

    Chicago: An 11yeargirl was shot and killed during a slumber party as violence struck Chicago over the weekend, local media outlets reported on Sunday. At least 40 people were shot, and four killed, in weekend violence in the thirdlargest US city, the NBC affiliate in Chicago reported. The deaths included an 11yearold...
  • Suspected Boko Haram terrorists kill students as they sleep in Nigerian college, at least 40 dead September 30, 2013

    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 others...
  • Kenya mall attack: AlShabaab claims it is still holding hostages September 24, 2013

    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 alQaedalinked rebel group alShabaab came after Kenyan government assurances of success in...
  • Karachi: Pakistan Navy Captain shot dead, wife injured by motorcycle-borne assailants September 4, 2013

    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 Stadium,...
  • Pakistan troops fire on Indian posts in Mendhar, Hamirpur August 17, 2013

    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 the...
  • Afghanistan assures India of security for diplomatic staff August 4, 2013

    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 August 3, 2013

    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 CNNIBN that all Indian officials are safe. Ministry of External Affairs sources have also said all...
  • 2 groups open fire at each other over land dispute; Dalit girl killed, 1 injured August 1, 2013

    A 17yearold 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 a...
  • Afghan forces put down attack on Presidential palace June 25, 2013

    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 90minute gunfight. A reporter at the palace said the attack began soon after 6:30 am (0200 GMT)...
  • Explosions near Presidential Palace in Kabul, Taliban claims responsibility June 25, 2013

    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 dozen...
  • Taliban launch large attack on Kabul international airport June 10, 2013

    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 ministry...
  • Explosions, gunfire heard near Kabul international airport June 10, 2013

    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 NATOled military base, began...
  • Now, track gunfire with your smartphone April 27, 2013

    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 April 21, 2013

    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 antiMaoist force of Andhra Pradesh Police was brought...
  • US: Explosions, gunfire near Boston after policeman was killed at MIT April 19, 2013

    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...
  • J&K: Encounter between militants, security forces October 20, 2012

    Srinagar: A gunbattle broke out on Saturday between militants and security forces in Sopore town of Kashmir's Baramulla district. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Chanakhan locality of Sopore, 52 kms from here, following information about presence of militants in the area, police said. As the security forces...
  • UP: SP workers in another act of violence March 8, 2012

    Sitapur: Violence broke out on Wednesday night outside an independent candidate's house in Sitapur area of Uttar Pradesh, after alleged Samajwadi Party workers tried to set his and 13 other houses on fire. Two people have been arrested in connection with the incident. They are allegedly supporters of SP MLA...
  • Heavy gunfire reported in Tripoli March 6, 2011

    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 east....
  • Man in Afghanistan escapes, killing 5 Taliban captors October 2, 2009

    Kabul: A man who was abducted by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan has escaped from its captivity after killing six militants, an official said on Thursday. The incident took place in Paktika province. "The Taliban insurgents kidnapped a man called Rahim on charge of working for government from Yahya Khil district Wednesday,...
  • Gunfire in Delhi, Police nab gang of robbers January 20, 2009

    New Delhi: Gunfire in Delhi shocked residents of an upmarket south Delhi colony. The police engaged a gang of suspected bank robbers before capturing them all. The scene of an intense shootout right at the heart of the national Capital. After a short operation the cops finally managed to nab...
  • Defunct CCTV fails to record Delhi airport 'firing' December 5, 2008

    New Delhi: Airports across the country have been put on high alert and security checks have become very stringent. Passengers have been asked to the airport at least three hours before departure, even for domestic flights and to carry less baggage. There was a false alarm at the Indira Gandhi International Airport...
  • Afghan President escapes Taliban gunfire April 27, 2008

    Kabul: Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai and other officials were forced to flee when a state ceremony came under heavy gunfire from Taliban fighters. There was at least one casualty and 11 wounded two among them Aghan MPs, India's representative who was present at the ceremony, has condemned the attack. ...
  • Afghan president escapes assassination bid April 27, 2008

    Kabul: Gunfire broke out at a ceremony in Kabul on Sunday, forcing the Afghan president and other dignitaries to take cover. A Defense Ministry spokesman said President Hamid Karzai, all Cabinet members and foreign diplomats, including Indian Ambassador Jayant Prasad, were safe. Two lawmakers were reported wounded. A Taliban spokesman quickly claimed...