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Gotabaya Rajapaksa wins Sri Lanka presidential election

Sri Lanka’s former wartime defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has won the presidency with a clear majority.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been elected president in Sri Lanka.(REUTERS)
Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been elected president in Sri Lanka.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 17, 2019 11:37 AM IST
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Colombo | By Associated Press

Death toll from Afghan wedding blast rises to 80: Officials

The Islamic State (IS) militant group claimed responsibility for the attack and among the 160 people wounded at the wedding blast, many are in critical condition, some not well enough to undergo surgery.
An Afghan man put flowers on a grave of his relative during a mass funeral after a suicide bomb blast at a wedding in Kabul, Afghanistan .(Reuters Photo)
An Afghan man put flowers on a grave of his relative during a mass funeral after a suicide bomb blast at a wedding in Kabul, Afghanistan .(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Aug 21, 2019 05:08 PM IST
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Kabul | By Reuters

Sri Lanka police bring five Easter bomb suspects back from Saudi Arabia

Police declined to provide details of the arrests beyond saying the five were picked up in a Middle Eastern country and were sent back, in the custody of Sri Lankan police, from the Saudi city of Jeddah.
Five Sri Lankans suspected of having links to Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people were brought home in custody, police said.(Reuters/Representative Image)
Five Sri Lankans suspected of having links to Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people were brought home in custody, police said.(Reuters/Representative Image)
Updated on Jun 14, 2019 02:27 PM IST
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Colombo, Sri Lanka | By Reuters

US envoy to Sri Lanka says threat is real as security forces maintain high alert

Sri Lankan security forces also said they were maintaining a high level of alert amid intelligence reports that the militants were likely to strike before the start of the holy Islamic month of Ramadan.
Scores of suspected Islamists have been arrested in the multi-ethnic island nation since April 21 suicide bomb attacks on hotels and churches that killed more than 250 people, including 42 foreign nationals.(HT Photo)
Scores of suspected Islamists have been arrested in the multi-ethnic island nation since April 21 suicide bomb attacks on hotels and churches that killed more than 250 people, including 42 foreign nationals.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 30, 2019 02:05 PM IST
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COLOMBO | By Reuters

PhD scholar among 6 arrested for abortive suicide bomb attack on CRPF convoy in J-K: Police

Police claimed that the attack was a handiwork of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and Hizbul Mujahideen.
An army convoy moves on Srinagar- Jammu national highway on the outskirts of Srinagar.(ANI File Photo)
An army convoy moves on Srinagar- Jammu national highway on the outskirts of Srinagar.(ANI File Photo)
Published on Apr 30, 2019 12:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jammu | By HT Correspondent, Jammu

Sri Lanka on alert for more attacks by militants disguised in uniforms

There were no attacks on Sunday, and security across Sri Lanka has been ramped up, with scores of suspected Islamists arrested since the April 21 attacks on hotels and churches that killed over 250 people, including 40 foreign nationals.
Soldiers on a motorbike patrol in Colombo on April 28, 2019, a week after a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka.(AFP photo)
Soldiers on a motorbike patrol in Colombo on April 28, 2019, a week after a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka.(AFP photo)
Updated on Apr 29, 2019 12:42 PM IST
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Colombo | By Reuters

Sri Lanka’s defence secretary resigns following suicide bomb attacks

He said that security agencies were actively responding to intelligence they had about the possibility of attacks before they were launched.
The Easter Sunday bombings on churches and luxury hotels killed at least 359 people and wounded about 500.(AFP)
The Easter Sunday bombings on churches and luxury hotels killed at least 359 people and wounded about 500.(AFP)
Updated on Apr 25, 2019 07:22 PM IST
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Colombo | By Reuters

Sri Lanka bombings ‘retaliation for New Zealand mosque attack: Minister

Fifty people were killed in shooting attacks on two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch on March 15.
An initial probe into deadly suicide bomb attacks in Sri Lanka that killed more than 300 people shows it was “retaliation for Christchurch,” the country’s deputy defence minister said Tuesday.(REUTERS)
An initial probe into deadly suicide bomb attacks in Sri Lanka that killed more than 300 people shows it was “retaliation for Christchurch,” the country’s deputy defence minister said Tuesday.(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 23, 2019 06:01 PM IST
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Colombo | By AFP

Death toll in Sri Lanka blasts rises to 310, 40 people under arrest

Around 500 people were wounded in the blasts, Ruwan Gunasekera said in a statement.
Security personnel stand guard outside St. Anthony's Shrine in Colombo on April 23, 2019, two days after the church was hit in a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka.(AFP)
Security personnel stand guard outside St. Anthony's Shrine in Colombo on April 23, 2019, two days after the church was hit in a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka.(AFP)
Updated on Apr 23, 2019 09:59 AM IST
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Colombo | By Associated Press

At least 16 killed in bomb, gun attack in eastern Afghanistan

The attack began when two suicide bombers set off their explosives outside the company office and gunmen then opened fire, said Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar province.
An Afghan police officer takes position near the site of an attack in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.(REUTERS)
An Afghan police officer takes position near the site of an attack in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 06, 2019 10:28 PM IST
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Kabul | By Reuters

Two Jaish terrorists killed in gunfight

The police statement said the firefight started after the Jammu and Kashmir police, Army and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in Shopian’s Memender area following a tip-off about the presence of terrorists.
Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers take up positions at an outpost along a fence at the India-Pakistan border. A Pakistani was among two Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists killed in a firefight with security forces in south Kashmir’s Shopian on Wednesday, a police statement said.(AFP)
Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers take up positions at an outpost along a fence at the India-Pakistan border. A Pakistani was among two Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists killed in a firefight with security forces in south Kashmir’s Shopian on Wednesday, a police statement said.(AFP)
Updated on Feb 27, 2019 10:53 PM IST
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Indian Air Force’s strike on Jaish terror camp: The strategy and the risks

The strike took place between 3:45 a.m. and 4:04 a.m. Indian time on Tuesday, a time when the alertness of radar system operators is more likely to be lower, an air force veteran said.
India used 12 Mirage 2000 fighter jets, an airborne early warning and control (AWAC) aircraft system, a mid-air refueller and drones.
India used 12 Mirage 2000 fighter jets, an airborne early warning and control (AWAC) aircraft system, a mid-air refueller and drones.
Published on Feb 26, 2019 09:56 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Reuters

Days after Pulwama attack, thousands of Kashmiris throng army recruitment drive

The army said that those who have cleared their Class 10 examination, the basic qualification, could apply for the job. “We got a fair number of graduates and a few postgraduates as well who applied for the job,” Beniwal said.
Indian Army soldiers watch a clash between policemen and protestors during curfew in Jammu.(AP Photo)
Indian Army soldiers watch a clash between policemen and protestors during curfew in Jammu.(AP Photo)
Updated on Feb 21, 2019 10:06 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent

Iran summons Pakistan’s envoy over deadly suicide bomb attack: Report

Iran says militant groups operate from safe havens in Pakistan and have repeatedly called on the neighboring country to crack down on them.
Iranian people along with members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards gather around the coffins of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards, who were killed by a suicide car bomb on February 16.(REUTERS)
Iranian people along with members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards gather around the coffins of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards, who were killed by a suicide car bomb on February 16.(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 17, 2019 04:18 PM IST
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Dubai | By Reuters

Never thought this would be his last visit home, says CRPF soldier’s father

Shyam Babu came home to Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur Dehat district last week. And on Thursday he was killed in the suicide bomb attack on a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama.
Babu’s farmer father Ram Prasad said the news of his death has devastated his daughter-in-law, Rubi Devi.(File photo)
Babu’s farmer father Ram Prasad said the news of his death has devastated his daughter-in-law, Rubi Devi.(File photo)
Updated on Feb 15, 2019 01:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kanpur/Lucknow | By Haider Naqvi and Manish Chandra Pandey

‘Pakistan is frustrated’: J-K Governor Satya Pal Malik after Kashmir attack

J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik singled out Pakistan once again on Friday and accused the neighbouring country of harbouring terrorists after at least 44 CRPF personnel were killed in the worst suicide bomb attack in decades in the state’s Pulwama district.
Satya Pal Malik, governor of Jammu and Kashmir during an interview at J&K House, Prithviraj Road, in New Delhi, India, on Saturday, October 27, 2018.(Sanjeev Verma/HTFILE PHOTO)
Satya Pal Malik, governor of Jammu and Kashmir during an interview at J&K House, Prithviraj Road, in New Delhi, India, on Saturday, October 27, 2018.(Sanjeev Verma/HTFILE PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 15, 2019 10:44 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Death toll from Afghanistan suicide blast rises to 68, over 160 injured

The death toll from a suicide bomb attack at a protest gathering in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar on Tuesday has risen to 68, with 165 wounded
Afghan men carry an injured man to a hospital after a suicide attack in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan September 11, 2018.(REUTERS)
Afghan men carry an injured man to a hospital after a suicide attack in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan September 11, 2018.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 12, 2018 12:17 PM IST
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Kabul | By Agence France-Presse

Suicide bomb attack at district headquarters in Somali capital kills 4

This is the second such attack on a district headquarters in Somali’s capital this month. The Howlwadag district headquarters was targeted on September 2 and at least six people were killed.
Jubaland forces and Somali residents stand near the site of a suicide car bomb attack near a military training base in the port town Kismayu.(Representative Image/Reuters Photo)
Jubaland forces and Somali residents stand near the site of a suicide car bomb attack near a military training base in the port town Kismayu.(Representative Image/Reuters Photo)
Published on Sep 10, 2018 02:42 PM IST
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Nairobi, Kenya | By Associated Press

31 killed in Eid suicide bombing, grenade attacks in Nigeria town

Two blasts ripped through the town of Damboa in Nigeria’s Borno state targeting people returning from celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday, in an attack bearing all the hallmarks of Boko Haram.
The toll is expected to go up as many of the injured may not survive, officials said.(Reuters)
The toll is expected to go up as many of the injured may not survive, officials said.(Reuters)
Updated on Jun 17, 2018 05:44 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, Kano (Nigeria) | By HT Correspondent
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