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

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.
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)
Updated on Oct 24, 2020 10:53 PM IST
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Kabul | ByAgence France-Presse | Posted by Niyati Singh

Father-daughter duo arrested in Pulwama attack probe; NIA says ‘harboured’ bomber

Forty CRPF personnel were killed when an explosives laden truck had hit a convoy of the CRPF personnel in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama last year.
Security personnel carry out the rescue and relief works at the site of suicide bomb attack in Pulwama, on February 14, 2019.(PTI File Photo)
Security personnel carry out the rescue and relief works at the site of suicide bomb attack in Pulwama, on February 14, 2019.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Mar 03, 2020 08:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByNeeraj Chauhan

South Asia arm of IS attempted suicide attack in India: US

Travers did not provide further details of the failed suicide attack by the ISIS-K in India.
South Asia attempted a suicide attack in India last year but failed.(AP Photo)
South Asia attempted a suicide attack in India last year but failed.(AP Photo)
Updated on Nov 07, 2019 01:32 AM IST
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Washington | ByPress Trust of India

ISIS group attempted suicide attack in India last year, says US official

In fact, of all the branches of the ISIS, ISIS-K is the outfit that is of the most concern to the US, Russel Travers, Acting Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Office of Director of National Intelligence, said on Tuesday.
The Khorasan group of the ISIS or the ISIS-K, which operates in south Asia, last year attempted a suicide attack in India, a top American official has told lawmakers.(HT Photo (Representative Image))
The Khorasan group of the ISIS or the ISIS-K, which operates in south Asia, last year attempted a suicide attack in India, a top American official has told lawmakers.(HT Photo (Representative Image))
Updated on Nov 06, 2019 06:37 AM IST
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Washington | ByPress Trust of India

5 killed, 38 injured in blast targeting police vehicle in Pakistan

The bomb was planted in a motorcycle parked close to the patrolling vehicle. Five people, including two cops, were killed and 38 others injured in the attack.
A powerful blast targeting a police vehicle in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province has killed five people, including two security personnel, and injured 38 others.(REUTERS Photo)
A powerful blast targeting a police vehicle in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province has killed five people, including two security personnel, and injured 38 others.(REUTERS Photo)
Updated on Jul 31, 2019 12:03 PM IST
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Karachi | ByPress Trust of India

2 dead as terrorists storm office of Afghan president’s running mate

Amrullah Saleh, a vocal critic of the Taliban and Pakistan’s security establishment that backs the militant group, was in the office of his Green Trend party when it was targeted by at least four suicide attackers.
Afghan security personnel secure the site of an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghan officials say the political offices of the president's running mate were hit by a large explosion and stormed by an unknown number of attackers.(AP Photo)
Afghan security personnel secure the site of an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghan officials say the political offices of the president's running mate were hit by a large explosion and stormed by an unknown number of attackers.(AP Photo)
Updated on Jul 28, 2019 09:23 PM IST
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Pakistan extends airspace closure on Indian border to June 14

Pakistan closed its airspace in February after a suicide attack by a Pakistan-based militant group in Indian-controlled Kashmir led to aerial bombing missions on each other’s soil and a fighter dogfight over Kashmir.
Pakistan lies in the middle of a vital aviation corridor and the airspace restrictions impact hundreds of commercial and cargo flights each day, adding flight time for passengers and fuel costs for airlines.(HT Photo)
Pakistan lies in the middle of a vital aviation corridor and the airspace restrictions impact hundreds of commercial and cargo flights each day, adding flight time for passengers and fuel costs for airlines.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 29, 2019 05:20 PM IST
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Islamabad | ByReuters

Sri Lankan parliament official among six arrested over NTJ links

Nine suicide bombers carried out a series of devastating blasts that tore through three churches and three luxury hotels on the Easter Sunday, killing more than 250 people.
Nine suicide bombers carried out a series of devastating blasts that tore through three churches and three luxury hotels on the Easter Sunday, killing more than 250 people.(AP)
Nine suicide bombers carried out a series of devastating blasts that tore through three churches and three luxury hotels on the Easter Sunday, killing more than 250 people.(AP)
Published on May 20, 2019 06:58 PM IST
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Colombo | ByPress Trust of India

After IS arrest, Kerala on edge ahead of Ramzan, Thrissur Pooram

The arrested terrorist, Riyas Abookacker, a native of Palakkad, reportedly told the NIA that he was ready for a suicide attack in Kerala but his friends had let him down by not providing explosives and logistic support.
During interrogation, Riyas reportedly admitted that he had been following the speeches of Zahran Hashim, the mastermind behind the Lankan bombings, for more than a year and he was eager to carry out a terror attack in a tourist spot in Kerala, where foreigners were frequent visitors.(AFP PHOTO)
During interrogation, Riyas reportedly admitted that he had been following the speeches of Zahran Hashim, the mastermind behind the Lankan bombings, for more than a year and he was eager to carry out a terror attack in a tourist spot in Kerala, where foreigners were frequent visitors.(AFP PHOTO)
Updated on May 03, 2019 07:36 PM IST
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Exclusive: ‘Will seek Pakistan help to trace terrorists if needed’: Sri Lanka PM

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe sent written responses to e-mailed questions from Hindustan Times on Easter Sunday’s suicide attacks on churches and hotels in Colombo, in which 253 people, including at least 45 children, were killed and hundreds injured.
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe(AP file photo)
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe(AP file photo)
Updated on May 05, 2020 08:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Colombo | ByPadma Rao Sundarji

The two millionaire brothers behind Sri Lanka’s suicide attacks that killed 359

Two brothers who lived in Mahawela Gardens have emerged as key players in suicide attacks on Easter Sunday that killed 359 people and stunned an island state that had enjoyed a decade of relative peace.
Relatives mourn beside a coffin of a bomb blast victim during a burial ceremony, days after a series of bomb attacks targeting churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka left 359 people dead.(AFP file photo)
Relatives mourn beside a coffin of a bomb blast victim during a burial ceremony, days after a series of bomb attacks targeting churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka left 359 people dead.(AFP file photo)
Updated on May 05, 2020 07:27 PM IST
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Top Sri Lankan officials deliberately withheld intelligence on attacks: Minister

He said information on possible suicide attacks on churches, hotels and politicians were received from Indian intelligence on April 4 and a Security Council meeting was chaired by President Maithripala Sirisena on April 7, but the information was not shared more widely.
Teachers hold candles as they pray for the victims of Sri Lanka's serial bomb blasts.(REUTERS)
Teachers hold candles as they pray for the victims of Sri Lanka's serial bomb blasts.(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 24, 2019 12:47 PM IST
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Moazzam Khan tipped to be Pakistan’s new envoy to India

Currently Pakistan’s ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, Khan was also in the race for the foreign secretary’s post though he is several rungs below Mahmood in the seniority list, the people cited above said.
Mahmood had quietly worked behind the scenes to try and improve ties by focussing on humanitarian issues such as the release of prisoners.(Photo Credit: Twitter - Govt. Of Pakistan)
Mahmood had quietly worked behind the scenes to try and improve ties by focussing on humanitarian issues such as the release of prisoners.(Photo Credit: Twitter - Govt. Of Pakistan)
Updated on Apr 16, 2019 03:51 AM IST
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Kashmir issue has to be settled, says Pak PM Imran Khan

Khan denied that Pakistan is allowing militant groups to operate from its territory and said no previous government had done more to clamp down on terrorist groups. However, he indicated everything depended on a solution to the Kashmir issue and if India and Pakistan can find that, everything else could be easily sorted out.
The Kashmir issue “has to be settled” and “cannot keep boiling like it is” as its resolution and peace with India will be “tremendous” for the region, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said.(PTI File Photo)
The Kashmir issue “has to be settled” and “cannot keep boiling like it is” as its resolution and peace with India will be “tremendous” for the region, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Apr 12, 2019 09:16 AM IST
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PCB writes to ICC, calls for action against India for wearing military caps

BCCI had asked the International Cricket Council (ICC) to “sever ties with countries from which terrorism emanates” following the Pulwama attack where 40 CRPF jawans were killed in a suicide attack.
Kuldeep Yadav, second left, celebrates with teammates the dismissal of Australia's Peter Handscomb.(AP)
Kuldeep Yadav, second left, celebrates with teammates the dismissal of Australia's Peter Handscomb.(AP)
Updated on Mar 11, 2019 08:22 AM IST
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Karachi | ByPress Trust of India

Pakistan’s crackdown on terror groups an ‘eyewash’, says US news website

Pakistan on Tuesday said it is shuttering institutions belonging to Jamaat-ud-Dawa, a designated terrorist group that is an alias for Lashkar-e-Taiba. The crackdown came amid tensions with India following a suicide attack in J&K’s Pulwama on February 14 that killed 40 CRPF soldiers.
Pakistan on Tuesday said JeM chief Masood Azhar’s son and brother were among 44 members of the banned militant outfits taken into “preventive detention”.(AP/File Photo)
Pakistan on Tuesday said JeM chief Masood Azhar’s son and brother were among 44 members of the banned militant outfits taken into “preventive detention”.(AP/File Photo)
Published on Mar 07, 2019 07:05 PM IST
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Islamabad | ByPress Trust of India

Trolled for advocating peace with Pakistan, CRPF jawan’s widow has a question

Mita Santra’s husband Bablu Santra was one of the 40 victims of the suicide attack on a CRPF convoy in Kashmir’s Pulwama on February 14.
Soldiers stand guard near the site of suicide bomb attack in Lethpora in south Kashmir's Pulwama district.(REUTERS)
Soldiers stand guard near the site of suicide bomb attack in Lethpora in south Kashmir's Pulwama district.(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 28, 2019 10:22 PM IST
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Kolkata | ByPress Trust of India

PM Modi meets service chiefs, Sushma Swaraj works the phones

PM Modi had been up too, and was in touch with the NSA, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Air Force Chief BS Dhanoa through the night, long before the first Mirage 2000 took off to cross the line of control
PM Modi, who chaired the Cabinet Committee on Security meeting that reviewed the situation at 10 am, met chiefs of the three armed forces.(PTI)
PM Modi, who chaired the Cabinet Committee on Security meeting that reviewed the situation at 10 am, met chiefs of the three armed forces.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 26, 2019 10:10 PM IST
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IAF strikes Jaish camp across LoC: Here’s what we know so far

Sources said the IAF used Mirage-2000 jets with laser-guided 1,000 pound bombs causing an estimated casualty of 200-300.
Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said credible intelligence was received that the Jaish was planning to carry out other suicide attacks in India.(PTI)
Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said credible intelligence was received that the Jaish was planning to carry out other suicide attacks in India.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 26, 2019 02:04 PM IST
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‘Give proof on Pulwama attack, we will act’: Imran Khan to PM Modi

Tensions between the neighbours have spiralled in the wake of the suicide attack by Pakistan based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy that killed 40 personnel in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama.
A statement released by the Pakistan Prime Minister’s Office said, PM Imran Khan stand by his words that if India gives us actionable intelligence, we will immediately act.(Twitter/MEA India)
A statement released by the Pakistan Prime Minister’s Office said, PM Imran Khan stand by his words that if India gives us actionable intelligence, we will immediately act.(Twitter/MEA India)
Updated on Feb 25, 2019 09:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByHTC and Agencies

‘Very, very bad situation between India and Pakistan’: Trump on Pulwama attack

Tensions have soared between the nuclear-armed rivals since a suicide attack last week killed 41 soldiers on the Indian side of divided Kashmir, the deadliest attack in years.
US President Donald Trump voiced alarm Friday at the “very dangerous situation” between India and Pakistan, warning that New Delhi was considering “very strong” action after an attack in Kashmir.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump voiced alarm Friday at the “very dangerous situation” between India and Pakistan, warning that New Delhi was considering “very strong” action after an attack in Kashmir.(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 23, 2019 08:21 AM IST
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Washington | ByPress Trust of India

Two Jaish-e-Mohammed suspects arrested from hostel in UP

The two posed as students, even though they had not taken admission in any Islamic seminary at Deoband.
Photographs of Shahnawaz Ahmed Teli (L) and Aqib Ahmad Malik , the two suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) operatives, who were arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police ATS in Deoband, Friday.(PTI)
Photographs of Shahnawaz Ahmed Teli (L) and Aqib Ahmad Malik , the two suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) operatives, who were arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police ATS in Deoband, Friday.(PTI)
Published on Feb 22, 2019 11:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow/Srinagar | ByRohit K Singh and Mir Ehsan

Five days after Pulwama incident, Hizbul Mujahideen warns of suicide attacks by local men

This is the first time that an indigenous militant group in Kashmir has warned of suicide attacks. Till now, such attacks, though few, were carried out by the banned Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), a Pakistan-based terror group active in Kashmir.
Forensic officials inspect the wreckage of a bus after a suicide bomber rammed a car into the bus carrying Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel on Thursday, in Lethpora in south Kashmir's Pulwama district, February 15, 2019.(Reuters)
Forensic officials inspect the wreckage of a bus after a suicide bomber rammed a car into the bus carrying Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel on Thursday, in Lethpora in south Kashmir's Pulwama district, February 15, 2019.(Reuters)
Updated on Feb 20, 2019 10:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByMir Ehsan, Srinagar

Shutdown in Valley after Kashmiris harassed over Pulwama attack

Authorities have imposed restrictions in parts of old city and reduced high speed mobile internet services.
Soldiers stand guard outside a closed market area during a shutdown in Srinagar on Saturday.(AP)
Soldiers stand guard outside a closed market area during a shutdown in Srinagar on Saturday.(AP)
Updated on Feb 17, 2019 11:32 AM IST
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‘Pakistan will pay price for harbouring terrorists’: Iran warns after suicide bombing near its border

Revolutionary Guards chief Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari also accused Tehran’s regional rival Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates of supporting militant Sunni groups that attack Iranian forces, saying they could face “reprisal operations.”
Iran's Revolutionary guards commander Mohammad Ali Jafari speaks during a conference.(REUTERS)
Iran's Revolutionary guards commander Mohammad Ali Jafari speaks during a conference.(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 17, 2019 10:08 AM IST
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Dubai | ByReuters

Pulwama attack: Virat Kohli postpones RP-SG Indian Sports Honours event

Jammu and Kashmir Police has detained seven persons from Pulwama district of South Kashmir in connection with the deadly terror attack that left 40 CRPF personnel dead near Awantipora, officials said on Friday.
File image of Virat Kohli.(AFP)
File image of Virat Kohli.(AFP)
Updated on Feb 16, 2019 10:13 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByPTI

RDX mix, more than one militant behind Pulwama attack

Thursday’s suicide attack on the CRPF convoy suggests a van or small car may have been used as the car bomb, and the explosive may have been a mixture of RDX and Supergel-90, a blasting agent commonly used in quarrying, according to officials aware of preliminary investigations.
The investigators believe at least three to four people are suspected to be involved, including a bomb-maker and spotters who would have tipped off the bomber, Adil Admad Dar, about the movement of the convoy.(HT Photo)
The investigators believe at least three to four people are suspected to be involved, including a bomb-maker and spotters who would have tipped off the bomber, Adil Admad Dar, about the movement of the convoy.(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 16, 2019 12:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRajesh Ahuja and Sudhi Ranjan Sen

Pulwama attack: 80 kg high-grade RDX used by Jaish terrorist, seven detained

The youths were detained from Pulwama and Awantipora during the night on suspicion of links with planning the suicide attack, the first of its kind in which a terrorist of Jaish-e-Mohammed detonated an explosive-laden vehicle near a CRPF bus.
Jammu and Kashmir Police have detained seven persons from Pulwama district of South Kashmir in connection with the deadly terror attack that left 40 CRPF personnel dead near Awantipora, officials said on Friday.(HT Photo)
Jammu and Kashmir Police have detained seven persons from Pulwama district of South Kashmir in connection with the deadly terror attack that left 40 CRPF personnel dead near Awantipora, officials said on Friday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 15, 2019 11:26 PM IST
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Srinagar | ByPress Trust of India

Video shot after massive blast captures horror of Kashmir’s suicide attack

The video showed the charred remains of a vehicle near the Jammu-Srinagar high as smoke billowed out from another van.
An explosive-laden vehicle rammed into a CRPF bus that caused the blast in what authorities said was a suicide attack.(ANI)
An explosive-laden vehicle rammed into a CRPF bus that caused the blast in what authorities said was a suicide attack.(ANI)
Updated on Feb 15, 2019 08:29 AM IST
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Death toll in Kabul attack rises to 43: Health ministry

Another 10 were wounded in Monday’s raid on a site where the Ministry of Public Works and other offices are located, spokesman Waheed Majroh said.
An hours-long gun and suicide attack on a Kabul government compound(AFP)
An hours-long gun and suicide attack on a Kabul government compound(AFP)
Updated on Dec 26, 2018 09:44 AM IST
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Kabul | ByAgence France-Presse
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