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(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 3, 2021 A woman and a child walk between tents at the Kurdish-run al-Hol camp which holds suspected relatives of Islamic State (IS) group fighters, in Hasakeh governorate of northeastern Syria. - Kurdish authorities launched a security sweep in the camp where they arrested dozens today, a war monitor and Kurdish officials said. (Photo by Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP)(AFP)

Syria Kurds launch security sweep, arrests in Islamic State families camp

AFP | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2021 04:57 PM IST
"More than thirty women and men have been arrested" in a sweeping anti-IS operation in and around the Al-Hol camp, said Rami Abdul Rahman, head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Islamic State said in a statement that its fighters captured three vehicles as well as weapons and ammunition, according to SITE.(REUTERS / File)
Islamic State said in a statement that its fighters captured three vehicles as well as weapons and ammunition, according to SITE.(REUTERS / File)

Islamic State claims responsibility for killing 33 Malian soldiers

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 08:05 PM IST
Fourteen soldiers were also injured in Monday's attack near the northern town of Tessit, near the border with Niger, according to Mali's army.
The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a Ugandan insurgent faction active in eastern Congo since the 1990s, has committed a spate of brutal reprisal attacks on civilians since the army began operations against it in late 2019.(Image via twitter )
The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a Ugandan insurgent faction active in eastern Congo since the 1990s, has committed a spate of brutal reprisal attacks on civilians since the army began operations against it in late 2019.(Image via twitter )

US blacklists Islamic extremist groups in Congo, Mozambique as terrorist units

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 11, 2021 11:32 AM IST
The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in Congo and its leader Seka Musa Baluku and Mozambique's Ahlu Sunnah Wa-Jama and its leader Abu Yasir Hassan were also named "specially designated global terrorists."
There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but security sources interviewed by AFP blamed IS.(AFP file photo. Representative image)
There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but security sources interviewed by AFP blamed IS.(AFP file photo. Representative image)

11 Iraqi fighters killed in IS attack: Report

AFP |
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:14 AM IST
"IS launched an attack on the Hashed's Brigade 22," said one of the unit's officers Abu Ali al-Maliki. Maliki told AFP the brigade commander was among those killed before reinforcements from the federal police came to the unit's aid.
Afghan security personnel remove a damaged vehicle after a bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.(AP)
Afghan security personnel remove a damaged vehicle after a bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.(AP)

Roadside bomb kills 3 people in Afghan capital: Officials

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 01:35 PM IST
Tariq Arian, spokesman for the interior minister, said a spokesman for the ministry's public protection forces — a security force — was one of the three killed in the attack. One other person was wounded he said.
Maryam Nawaz (left), opposition leader and daughter of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, meets with mourners from the Shia Hazara community gathering near the coffins of miners, who were killed in an attack by gunmen in the mountainous Machh area, during a sit-in protest at the eastern bypass on the outskirts of Quetta on January 7.(AFP)
Maryam Nawaz (left), opposition leader and daughter of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, meets with mourners from the Shia Hazara community gathering near the coffins of miners, who were killed in an attack by gunmen in the mountainous Machh area, during a sit-in protest at the eastern bypass on the outskirts of Quetta on January 7.(AFP)

Won’t be blackmailed into visiting Hazara mourning slain kin, says defiant Pak PM

Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad , edited by Vinod Janardhanan
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 06:46 PM IST
Imran Khan said he sent three members of his cabinet to meet the protesters to assure them that the state will take care of them and compensate them for the loss of their loved ones. However, instead of soothing nerves, the visit of the three ministers angered members of the Shia Hazara community.
People from the Shia Hazara community chant slogans during a sit-in to protest the killing of coal mine workers by gunmen near the Machh coal field, in Quetta, Pakistan on January 6.(AP)
People from the Shia Hazara community chant slogans during a sit-in to protest the killing of coal mine workers by gunmen near the Machh coal field, in Quetta, Pakistan on January 6.(AP)

Hazara refuse to bury 11 miners killed by IS till Imran Khan comes. He says no

Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad, edited by Vinod Janardhanan
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 12:16 AM IST
The Majlis-i-Wahdat-i-Muslimeen organisation insisted they want Prime Minister Imran Khan to visit Quetta, where the dead bodies have been placed as part of the protest, and give assurances for the safety of the community.
The attack took place early on Sunday morning in the Mach area of Bolan district around 100 kms southeast of Baluchistan’s capital Quetta.(Reuters representative image)
The attack took place early on Sunday morning in the Mach area of Bolan district around 100 kms southeast of Baluchistan’s capital Quetta.(Reuters representative image)

Islamic State claims responsibility for attack on Pakistan’s Shi’ite minority that killed 11

Quetta | By Reuters | Posted by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 10:51 PM IST
Hazaras have been frequently targeted by Taliban and Islamic State militants and other Sunni Muslim militant groups in both Pakistan and Afghanistan.
"No More Deaths" is written in red paint on newspapers placed in front of photos of murderd Mexican journalist Miroslava Breach, at the headquarters of Mexico's General Attorney's Office in Mexico City.(AP)
"No More Deaths" is written in red paint on newspapers placed in front of photos of murderd Mexican journalist Miroslava Breach, at the headquarters of Mexico's General Attorney's Office in Mexico City.(AP)

Targeted killings of journalists surged in 2020, 68% killed outside war zones: Report

Paris | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2020 05:51 PM IST
The group said 68% were killed outside of war zones this year. That confirms a trend noted by the group since 2016, when only four out of 10 deaths were in countries not at war.
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas did not further identify the women or children, who were flown back to Germany on Saturday.(AP)
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas did not further identify the women or children, who were flown back to Germany on Saturday.(AP)

Germany brings home 3 women, 12 kids from camps in Syria

Berlin | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON DEC 20, 2020 09:35 PM IST
European governments, however, have been reluctant to take back the often radicalized Islamic State supporters and sentiment is running high across Europe against the returnees.
The verdict ends the three-month trial linked to the three days of killings across Paris claimed jointly by the Islamic State group and al-Qaida.(AP)
The verdict ends the three-month trial linked to the three days of killings across Paris claimed jointly by the Islamic State group and al-Qaida.(AP)

14 people convicted of terrorism charges for Charlie Hebdo, kosher market attacks in France

Paris | By Associated Press | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2020 11:18 PM IST
Eleven others were present and all were convicted of the crime, with sentences ranging from 30 years for Ali Riza Polat, described as the lieutenant of the virulently anti-Semitic market attacker, Amédy Coulibaly, to four years with a simple criminal conviction.
Malala Maiwand was shot and killed by gunmen soon after she left her house early Thursday,.(AP)
Malala Maiwand was shot and killed by gunmen soon after she left her house early Thursday,.(AP)

Gunmen kill female TV anchor in eastern Afghanistan

Kabul | By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2020 05:05 PM IST
The attackers opened fire on Malala Maiwand’s car soon after she left her house in the eastern Nangarhar province, said Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the governor.
Law enforcement agencies, trying to keep up with the latest technology on internet-based platforms, want to play it safe by gathering maximum data on their suspects and targets.(ANI file photo)
Law enforcement agencies, trying to keep up with the latest technology on internet-based platforms, want to play it safe by gathering maximum data on their suspects and targets.(ANI file photo)

HTLS 2020: Assessing risks and countering security threats in the new era

By Yashovardhan Azad
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 06:58 AM IST
Two major terrorist attacks in the first decade of the 21st Century displayed paradigm shifts in tactics and methodology. The 9/11 attack emanated from a global terror alliance in pursuit of a virulent fundamentalist ideology. This led to security agencies tracing the leads of non-state actors determined to carry out such attacks globally.
Acting US Defense Secretary Christopher Miller(Reuters photo)
Acting US Defense Secretary Christopher Miller(Reuters photo)

US provides anti-bomb, sniper’s equipment to Philippines

Manila | By Associated Press | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 09:09 PM IST
The U.S. defense chief announced Tuesday the delivery of nearly $30 million worth of weapons to the Philippines, which faces threats from Islamic State group-linked militants.
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad spoke virtually at a UN meeting Monday titled “Locked Down and Locked-In: Standing Against Sexual Violence and Human Trafficking during the Covid-19 Pandemic.(AP file photo)
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad spoke virtually at a UN meeting Monday titled “Locked Down and Locked-In: Standing Against Sexual Violence and Human Trafficking during the Covid-19 Pandemic.(AP file photo)

Nobel laureate says pandemic raising violence, trafficking

United Nations | By Associated Press | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON DEC 01, 2020 01:44 PM IST
A member of Iraq’s Yazidi minority, Murad was among thousands of women and girls who were captured and forced into sexual slavery by Islamic State militants in 2014.
Matthews faces up to 20 years in federal prison when he is sentenced on March 4.(Reuters)
Matthews faces up to 20 years in federal prison when he is sentenced on March 4.(Reuters)

Man pleads guilty in plot to attack White House, Trump Tower

San Antonio | By Associated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 05:44 AM IST
Matthews acknowledged that since May 2019, he had conspired with 22-year-old Jaylyn Christopher Molina of Cost, Texas, to share bomb-making information for the purposes of domestic and foreign attacks on behalf of IS, and to radicalize and recruit other individuals to support the Islamic militant organization.
Four members of the Hashed al-Shaabi and two policemen died along with three civilians, Mohammed Zidane, the mayor of Zouiya, 50 kilometres from the city of Tikrit, said.(Reuters)
Four members of the Hashed al-Shaabi and two policemen died along with three civilians, Mohammed Zidane, the mayor of Zouiya, 50 kilometres from the city of Tikrit, said.(Reuters)

9 Iraqi security personnel, civilians dead in IS ambush: Police

Samarra | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 07:10 AM IST
A police source said a roadside bomb hit a car and that jihadists opened fire on a rescue team of policemen and state-aligned paramilitary forces when they arrived at the scene, about 200 kilometres (120 miles) from the capital.
In Kabul, at least one of the 23 mortar shells fired from two cars hit inside the Iranian Embassy compound. No one was injured, but it damaged the main building, the Iranian Embassy said in a tweet.(Reuters)
In Kabul, at least one of the 23 mortar shells fired from two cars hit inside the Iranian Embassy compound. No one was injured, but it damaged the main building, the Iranian Embassy said in a tweet.(Reuters)

IS attack hits Afghan capital; Mike Pompeo joins peace talks

Kabul | By Associated Press | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON NOV 22, 2020 12:58 AM IST
The attack in Kabul, which was blamed on Islamic State militants, came as peace talks were underway in Qatar, where Mike Pompeo told Afghan government negotiators that the US will “sit on the side and help where we can” in the negotiations with Taliban militants.
A police officer stands guard after rockets hit residential areas in Kabul, Afghanistan.(REUTERS)
A police officer stands guard after rockets hit residential areas in Kabul, Afghanistan.(REUTERS)

Mortar shells hit Kabul residential areas; at least 8 dead

Kabul | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON NOV 21, 2020 02:29 PM IST
The shells were fired from two cars, Interior Ministry spokesperson Tariq Arian said. No one took immediate responsibility for the early morning attack that also targeted the posh Wazir Akbar Khan area of Kabul, which houses diplomatic missions.
The entire top leadership of al Qaeda has gone. But don’t rule out a merger with IS or its ability to stitch together geopolitical alliances(Getty Images)
The entire top leadership of al Qaeda has gone. But don’t rule out a merger with IS or its ability to stitch together geopolitical alliances(Getty Images)

Al Qaeda is battered, but don’t rejoice yet

By Kabir Taneja
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 05:57 AM IST
It may return if more structural concerns in counter-terror thinking and policies are not addressed over time
Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian said the explosion targeted a government forces checkpoint near the gate.(AFP)
Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian said the explosion targeted a government forces checkpoint near the gate.(AFP)

Kabul: Suicide car bomb in Afghanistan capital kills 2, wounds 4

Kabul | By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON NOV 13, 2020 03:15 PM IST
Violence and chaos have increased in Afghanistan in recent months even as government negotiators and the Taliban are meeting in Qatar to find an end to decades of relentless war in Afghanistan.
A man, identified by Islamic State, Amaq news agency as "Abu Dagnah Al-Albany," saying he attacked crowds in central Vienna on Monday with a gun and a machine gun, is seen in an undisclosed location, in this still image from a video obtained on November 3, 2020.(Reuters photo)
A man, identified by Islamic State, Amaq news agency as "Abu Dagnah Al-Albany," saying he attacked crowds in central Vienna on Monday with a gun and a machine gun, is seen in an undisclosed location, in this still image from a video obtained on November 3, 2020.(Reuters photo)

IS claims responsibility for deadly attack in Vienna as Austria mourns

Vienna | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2020 04:30 AM IST
Austrian investigators were on Tuesday piecing together the Monday evening rampage through central Vienna by a lone gunman and later claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group, as Chancellor Sebastian Kurz called for a European response to “political Islam”.
People in Vienna have been urged to stay at home if possible Tuesday.(AP)
People in Vienna have been urged to stay at home if possible Tuesday.(AP)

4 dead in Vienna shooting; attacker sympathized with IS

Vienna | By Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 12:40 PM IST
Interior Minister Karl Nehammer told reporters Tuesday that two men and a woman have died from their injuries. A suspected attacker, who was carrying an assault rifle and a fake suicide vest, was also shot and killed by police.

De-radicalised twice, Pune woman went back to IS: NIA

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 05:04 AM IST
NIA charge sheet says that the 20-year-old was in touch with terrorists across nations on social media
Residents gather at a site following a suicide bomber blew himself up in an education centre, in Kabul on October 24, 2020.(AFP photo)
Residents gather at a site following a suicide bomber blew himself up in an education centre, in Kabul on October 24, 2020.(AFP photo)

IS group claims responsibility for deadly Afghan suicide attack that killed 18 people

Kabul | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 10:53 PM IST
A suicide bomber struck near an education centre in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 18 people in an attack claimed by the extremist Islamic State that rocked the conflict-wracked country.
(Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
(Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Teesta Setalvad takes Hathras gang-rape case to Supreme Court, accuses UP cops of complicity

Hinudstan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2020 05:27 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Irfan Nasir (left) and Ahamed Abdul Cader.(Source: NIA)
Irfan Nasir (left) and Ahamed Abdul Cader.(Source: NIA)

14-member IS module that returned ‘disillusioned’ from Iraq, Syria busted: NIA

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2020 08:52 PM IST
Officials said the agency learnt about the Bengaluru module while questioning Abdul Rahman, an ophthalmologist arrested from Bengaluru in August in connection with the case involving Jahanzaib Sami and Hina Bashir Baig, the couple arrested for their alleged links with IS
In this March 30, 2018 file photo, Alexanda Amon Kotey, left, and El Shafee Elsheikh, who were allegedly among four British jihadis who made up a brutal Islamic State cell dubbed “The Beatles,” sit on a sofa during an interview with The Associated Press at a security center in Kobani, Syria.(AP Photo)
In this March 30, 2018 file photo, Alexanda Amon Kotey, left, and El Shafee Elsheikh, who were allegedly among four British jihadis who made up a brutal Islamic State cell dubbed “The Beatles,” sit on a sofa during an interview with The Associated Press at a security center in Kobani, Syria.(AP Photo)

Two British IS members charged for deaths of American hostages

Associated Press | By Associated Press | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 10:50 PM IST
El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Kotey are two of four men dubbed “the Beatles” by the hostages they held captive because of their British accents.
Atal Tunnel at Manali Leh Highway.(ANI)
Atal Tunnel at Manali Leh Highway.(ANI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: PM Modi to inaugurate Atal Tunnel connecting Manali to Lahaul-Spiti valley and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 08:56 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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