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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.
Afghan Army recruits march at a graduation ceremony.
Afghan Army recruits march at a graduation ceremony.

At least 64 dead as Afghanistan violence spirals

Kabul | By Agencies
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 05:05 AM IST
At least 30 members of the Taliban, including six commanders, have been killed and 17 others injured in clashes in eastern province of Laghman, the Afghan government army’s eastern division, known as the 201 Selab Corps, said on Sunday.
An Afghan man who lost his brother mourns at a hospital after a suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan October 24, 2020.(Reuters photo)
An Afghan man who lost his brother mourns at a hospital after a suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan October 24, 2020.(Reuters photo)

18 killed, 57 injured in suicide bombing in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul

Kabul | By Associated Press | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 09:43 PM IST
The death toll from the suicide attack on Saturday in Afghanistan’s capital has risen to at least 18 killed and 57 people wounded, including schoolchildren, the interior ministry said.
An Afghan official says a powerful suicide bombing has targeted a U.S. military convoy near the main American Bagram Air Base north of the capital Kabul. (Representative Image)(AP)
An Afghan official says a powerful suicide bombing has targeted a U.S. military convoy near the main American Bagram Air Base north of the capital Kabul. (Representative Image)(AP)

Afghan bomber hits medical facility near Bagram Air Base

Kabul | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2019 10:49 AM IST
The attacker struck the facility that is being built to help the Afghan people who live in the area, the U.S. military said. There were no coalition casualties and the base remains secure, the statement said.
The sport first originated in New York’s Bronx borough in the 1970s, where “breaking” along with rap music and graffiti art formed the pillars of hip hop culture that has gone on to dominate everything from pop music to fashion worldwide in the ensuing decades.(Unsplash)
The sport first originated in New York’s Bronx borough in the 1970s, where “breaking” along with rap music and graffiti art formed the pillars of hip hop culture that has gone on to dominate everything from pop music to fashion worldwide in the ensuing decades.(Unsplash)

In between suicide bombings and unending war, meet the breakdancers of Kabul

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 02:40 PM IST
In the land of suicide bombings, burqas, and unending war, a group of Afghans have turned to breakdancing for stress relief and self-expression.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a charge sheet against Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) operative Sajjad Ahmad Khan, a close aide of February 14 Pulwama attack mastermind Mudassir Ahmad Khan, for planning terror attacks in different parts of India including the National Capital Region.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a charge sheet against Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) operative Sajjad Ahmad Khan, a close aide of February 14 Pulwama attack mastermind Mudassir Ahmad Khan, for planning terror attacks in different parts of India including the National Capital Region.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

JeM operatives planned attacks across India: NIA

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 11:59 PM IST
Sajjad Khan is also suspected to be involved in the Pulwama attack where a Jaish operative carried out a suicide bombing that resulted in the death of 40 CRPF troopers. The attack brought India, and Pakistan, where JeM is based, to the brink of war.
Forty troopers of the Central Reserve Police Force were killed in the car bombing in Pulwama on February 14 that led to escalation in tensions between India and Pakistan.(PTI)
Forty troopers of the Central Reserve Police Force were killed in the car bombing in Pulwama on February 14 that led to escalation in tensions between India and Pakistan.(PTI)

Independence Day awards: 5 IAF pilots who carried out Balakot air strikes to get gallantry award

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2020 03:56 AM IST
The fighter planes had destroyed the JeM camp in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s province after entering Pakistani airspace for the first time in 48 years following a suicide bombing claimed by the terror group.
An Afghan security force walks past a burnt vehicle after Sunday’s attack at the site in Kabul, Afghanistan July 29, 2019. REUTERS(REUTERS)
An Afghan security force walks past a burnt vehicle after Sunday’s attack at the site in Kabul, Afghanistan July 29, 2019. REUTERS(REUTERS)

At least 20 killed, 50 injured in attack on VP candidate’s office in Kabul: Govt

Kabul | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2019 10:24 AM IST
Afghan forces killed three militants who entered Saleh’s four-storey office after a suicide bomber blew himself up during rush hour, said the interior ministry.
File image of Shakib, Mushfiqur(AFP)
File image of Shakib, Mushfiqur(AFP)

Bangladesh first team to tour Sri Lanka since attacks

Colombo | By AFP
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2019 05:51 PM IST
Sri Lanka had previously expected New Zealand to be the first foreign sporting visit, when they arrive next month to play play two Tests and three Twenty20 matches.
Aadil Ahmad Dar, a JeM terrorist from Kashmir, carried out the suicide bombing on February 14 when he drove the car laden with high intensity explosives into the convoy.(PTI)
Aadil Ahmad Dar, a JeM terrorist from Kashmir, carried out the suicide bombing on February 14 when he drove the car laden with high intensity explosives into the convoy.(PTI)

RDX, ammonium nitrate used in Pulwama attack, says forensics

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2019 08:03 AM IST
Based on the forensic report, the investigators believe that the RDX was mixed by JeM in the bomb to multiply the impact of the blast.
Thirty people were killed late Sunday in a triple suicide bombing in northeast Nigeria, emergency services reported.(HT File Photo)
Thirty people were killed late Sunday in a triple suicide bombing in northeast Nigeria, emergency services reported.(HT File Photo)

30 killed in Nigeria after Boko Haram triple suicide bombing

Kano, Nigeria | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2019 03:21 PM IST
30 people were killed in Nigeria after triple suicide bombings.
Bishop of Pune asks police to act on protection for churches in city(Photo by Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)
Bishop of Pune asks police to act on protection for churches in city(Photo by Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)

Bishop of Pune asks police to act on protection for churches in city

Pune | By Anjali Shetty and Nadeem Inamdar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2019 11:47 PM IST
Reverend Fr Thomas Dabre, Bishop of Pune, confirmed a meeting with Pune police commissioner K Venkatesham to ask for protection for all churches in the city.
Churches to restrict parking within 40ft; prohibit large bags(AP)
Churches to restrict parking within 40ft; prohibit large bags(AP)

Churches to restrict parking within 40ft; prohibit large bags

Mumbai | By Yesha Kotak
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2019 09:01 AM IST
Gracias along with Maulana Mahmood Madani, the general secretary of Jamiat Ulama-I-Hind (body of Islamic scholars), also issued a joint statement condemning the terror attacks in Sri Lanka.
The Sri Lankan army chief has said that some of the people who carried out the April 21 serial bombings had travelled to Kashmir and Kerala to possibly be part of terrorism training activities.(AFP)
The Sri Lankan army chief has said that some of the people who carried out the April 21 serial bombings had travelled to Kashmir and Kerala to possibly be part of terrorism training activities.(AFP)

‘Easter bombers visited Kashmir, Kerala for training’: Sri Lanka army chief

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2020 05:30 PM IST
For the record, Indian intelligence alerted Sri Lankan police and security agencies on April 4, 10, 16, 20 and two hours before the multiple suicide bombings on April 21, the last with the names of three churches under imminent bombing threat.
The arrest of Riyas came after NIA received input that a group of four persons had been in touch with some of the accused that is Abdul Rashid, Ashfaq Majeed, Abdul Khayoom etc who had already migrated to Afghanistan and Syria.
The arrest of Riyas came after NIA received input that a group of four persons had been in touch with some of the accused that is Abdul Rashid, Ashfaq Majeed, Abdul Khayoom etc who had already migrated to Afghanistan and Syria.

Kerala-based ISIS suspect inspired by Sri Lanka bombing plotter caught: NIA

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2019 11:46 PM IST
During the course of the interrogation, the man admitted that he wanted to carry out a suicide attack in Kerala.
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)

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

Colombo | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2019 12:42 PM IST
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.
A week ago, Sri Lankan tourist guide Ricky Costa was preparing for a typically easy Sunday ferrying backpackers between Colombo’s tea shops and beach bars in his canary-yellow rickshaw. Then the blasts began.(AFP Photo)
A week ago, Sri Lankan tourist guide Ricky Costa was preparing for a typically easy Sunday ferrying backpackers between Colombo’s tea shops and beach bars in his canary-yellow rickshaw. Then the blasts began.(AFP Photo)

How Sri Lanka, Lonely Planet’s top place for 2019, became an ISIS target

Colombo | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2019 09:13 PM IST
The coordinated suicide bombings by Islamist militants at hotels and churches killed more than 250 people and sent shockwaves through an Indian Ocean island state that had enjoyed relative peace since a civil war ended a decade ago.
Security personnel seen at the site of an overnight gun battle, between troops and suspected Islamist militants, on the east coast of Sri Lanka, in Kalmunai, April 27, 2019. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte(REUTERS)
Security personnel seen at the site of an overnight gun battle, between troops and suspected Islamist militants, on the east coast of Sri Lanka, in Kalmunai, April 27, 2019. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte(REUTERS)

Sri Lanka police chief refusing to quit despite president’s request: Report

Colombo | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2019 12:26 PM IST
Sirisena, facing criticism over the failure to thwart the attacks, blamed the inspector general of police Pujith Jayasundara and defence secretary Hemesiri Fernando for not sharing advance warnings of the attacks with hi
The raid took place in the town of Ampara Sainthamaruthu near Batticaloa.(AFP/ Representative Image)
The raid took place in the town of Ampara Sainthamaruthu near Batticaloa.(AFP/ Representative Image)

Sri Lanka troops kill four suspected IS men in gunfight during police raid

Colombo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2019 08:18 AM IST
Gunmen opened fire on troops when they attempted to storm the house in the town of Kalmunai, spokesman Sumith Atapattu said.
Shooting erupted between security forces and a group of men in eastern Sri Lanka during a search and cordon operation related to the Easter Sunday attacks.(AFP/Representative Image)
Shooting erupted between security forces and a group of men in eastern Sri Lanka during a search and cordon operation related to the Easter Sunday attacks.(AFP/Representative Image)

Shooting breaks out in eastern Sri Lankan town during police raid

Colombo | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2019 11:38 PM IST
Since the suicide bombings on churches and hotels in which more than 250 people were killed, police have been conducting raids across the country to find more details about the perpetrators and their supporters. Islamic State has claimed responsibility.
The Islamic State group said it carried out the attack and the government says it believes local extremists were at least inspired by IS militants.(HT Photo)
The Islamic State group said it carried out the attack and the government says it believes local extremists were at least inspired by IS militants.(HT Photo)

Sri Lanka fears up to $1.5 billion tourism losses

Colombo | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2019 08:02 PM IST
The government has blamed local Islamist extremists for the coordinated suicide bombings that shocked a nation recovering from a 37-year ethnic war that ended a decade ago.
A soldier stands guard at St. Anthony's Shrine during heavy rain, days after a string of suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels across the island on Easter Sunday, in Colombo(Reuters)
A soldier stands guard at St. Anthony's Shrine during heavy rain, days after a string of suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels across the island on Easter Sunday, in Colombo(Reuters)

Sri Lanka suspends visas on arrival programme after suicide bomb attacks

Colombo | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2019 09:50 PM IST
The visas on arrival pilot programme was part of a larger initiative to increase tourist arrivals to the country during the six month off-season period from May to October.
Suicide bomber didn’t attack a church thinking Easter mass had ended there(AFP)
Suicide bomber didn’t attack a church thinking Easter mass had ended there(AFP)

Suicide bomber didn’t attack a church thinking Easter mass had already ended there

Colombo | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON APR 24, 2019 08:05 PM IST
A total of 29 people died in the suicide bombing in the Zion Church in the eastern town of Batticaloa, a former Tamil Tiger bastion, on Sunday. They included 14 children -- seven girls and seven boys each. Two victims remain unidentified.

Sri Lanka blasts updates- Imran Khan speaks to Sri Lanka PM; strongly condemns Easter attacks

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Agencies
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2019 12:14 AM IST

The blasts at hotels and churches have so far killed at least 359 people, the deadliest such event in south Asia’s historySri Lankan police said on Wednesday they had detained 18 more people for questioning over the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels, claimed by the Islamic State group.ISIS made its claim after Sri Lankan officials said the suicide bombings in Sri Lanka were carried out in retaliation for attacks on two mosques in New Zealand that killed 50 people in March.Follow updates here

The Sri Lankan prime minister has warned that several suspects armed with explosives were still at large.(AFP PHOTO)
The Sri Lankan prime minister has warned that several suspects armed with explosives were still at large.(AFP PHOTO)

Sri Lanka bombings death toll rises to 359, police say 18 suspects arrested overnight

AP, Colombo | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2019 10:41 AM IST
The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the Sri Lanka attacks and released images that purported to show the attackers.
Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe gestures as he answers questions from a journalist during a press conference in Colombo on April 23, 2019.(AFP photo)
Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe gestures as he answers questions from a journalist during a press conference in Colombo on April 23, 2019.(AFP photo)

Some people with explosives on the run, more attacks possible: Sri Lanka PM

Colombo | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 07:18 PM IST
Ranil Wickremesinghe told reporters that the government’s security agencies were monitoring Sri Lankans who had joined Islamic State and returned home.
Civilian traffic will not be allowed on the Jammu-Srinagar highway on Sundays and Wednesdays to ensure safe movement of security convoys.(ANI File Photo)
Civilian traffic will not be allowed on the Jammu-Srinagar highway on Sundays and Wednesdays to ensure safe movement of security convoys.(ANI File Photo)

Kashmir highways shut for civilians two days a week

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2019 11:55 PM IST
The traffic will be restricted from 4am to 5pm on the designated days.
Pakistan hands India findings on Pulwama terror attack(AP)
Pakistan hands India findings on Pulwama terror attack(AP)

Pakistan hands India findings on Pulwama terror attack

Islamabad | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2019 05:53 AM IST
Pakistan has denied any role in the Pulwama attack, and Prime Minister Imran Khan offered cooperation in investigation if credible evidence was provided by India.
Speculation mounted about the status of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar on Sunday against the backdrop of reports that the Pakistan government could be planning a crackdown on the banned group.(AP)
Speculation mounted about the status of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar on Sunday against the backdrop of reports that the Pakistan government could be planning a crackdown on the banned group.(AP)

Speculation over Jaish chief Masood Azhar’s death amid crackdown reports

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondents
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2019 10:46 PM IST
Speculation mounted about the status of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar on Sunday against the backdrop of reports that the Pakistan government could be planning a crackdown on the banned group.
Most shares traded in the red with both the indexes declining more than 1 percent minutes after markets opened.(REUTERS)
Most shares traded in the red with both the indexes declining more than 1 percent minutes after markets opened.(REUTERS)

Sensex, Nifty slump after air strike on Jaish terror camp in Pakistan

New Delhi | By Reuters
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2019 12:35 PM IST
“Markets are reacting to the tension on the border. These situations make markets nervous,” said Deven Choksey, founder and director of KR Choksey Investment Managers.
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