Terrorism

  • Man arrested for planning attack on US Congress
    2:06 AM

    Washington, Jan 15 (ians/EFE) The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested Wednesday a US man they say was inspired by the actions of the Islamic State (IS) group to devise a plot to detonate bombs at the US Capitol, authorities said. The suspect, identified as Christopher Lee Cornell of Cincinnati,

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  • Nigerian military repels terror attack
    12:13 AM

    Abuja, Jan 15 (IANS) The Nigerian military said Wednesday that it thwarted a Boko Haram attack in the town of Biu in Borno State. Five terrorists and two anti-aircraft guns were captured, and a mop-up operation was underway to pursue fleeing terrorists, said Nigeria’s defence headquarters in a statement. Nigerian

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  • Military court to hear Malala attack case
    10:37 PM

    Islamabad, Jan 15 (IANS) The 2012 attack on Nobel Peace Award winner and child activist Malala Yousafzai case would be heard at military court in Peshawar when it formally starts functioning for speedy trial, media reported Wednesday. Pakistan federal government has decided to refer two high profile terror cases to

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  • Lebanese army to take tough stance against terrorism
    9:56 PM

    Beirut, Jan 15 (IANS) Lebanese army Commander Gen. Jean Qahwaji stressed Wednesday that the army is “determined to fight terrorism until it is eliminated.” The army will exhaust all possible ways to free those soldiers kidnapped by militant groups, Qahwaji said, Xinhua reported citing the National News Agency. “We renew

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  • Chris Hemsworth misses his long locks
    8:53 PM

    Los Angeles, Jan 15 (IANS) Actor Chris Hemsworth was “nervous” about cutting off his long tresses for a more “practical” look, and he says losing his hair was like losing his powers. The “Blackhat” star, who has two-year-old daughter India and 10-month-old twin sons, Sasha and Tristan, with Spanish wife

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  • Five suspected Al-Shabaab militants killed in Kenya
    8:53 PM

    Nairobi, Jan 15 (IANS) Kenyan soldiers Wednesday killed five suspected members of Al-Shabaab in the coastal town of Lamu near the Kenya-Somalia border, military officials said. Military spokesman Col. David Obonyo said the insurgents ambushed the Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) operating under the Africa Union peacekeeping (AMISOM) troops when they

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  • 40 militants killed in Syria
    8:44 PM

    Damascus, Jan 15 (IANS At least 40 militants were killed Wednesday when Syrian army targeted their gatherings and hideouts in the southern province of Daraa, according to a military source. The army also destroyed an ammunition cache and several vehicles, some of which equipped with anti-aircraft machinegun, SANA news agency

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  • Paris attacks: Al Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula claims responsibility
    2:28 PM

    Sanaa, Jan 14 (IANS) The Yemen-based Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claimed, in an online video released Wednesday, responsibility for attacks on the Charlie Hebdo magazine and a Jewish supermarket in Paris. “We, the Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), claim responsibility for this operation as a vengeance

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  • Three militants arrested in Assam
    1:10 PM

    Guwahati, Jan 14 (IANS) Three militants, including one from a Bodo militant group that was behind the massacre of adivasis in December, were Wednesday arrested in Assam, the army said. Acting on a tip-off, the army’s Red Horns division arrested a top leader of the anti-talk faction of the National

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  • One militant killed in Kashmir, gunfight ends
    11:47 AM

    Srinagar, Jan 14 (IANS) One militant was killed Wednesday in a gunbattle between the security forces and separatist guerrillas in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district, ending the gunfight, police said. A gunfight started Wednesday between the security forces and holed up guerrillas in Kashmir’s Baramulla district. “On specific information about

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  • Musharraf indicted in Akbar Bugti’s murder case
    9:25 AM

    Islamabad, Jan 14 (IANS) An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Pakistan’s Quetta city Wednesday indicted former president Pervez Musharraf in a case related to the murder of Balochistan leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti in 2006, Dawn reported. Despite the ATC’s repeated orders, the former military dictator did not appear in the

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  • Suspected terrorists held after Afghan police raid
    9:06 AM

    Kabul, Jan 14 (IANS) A suicide bomber blew himself up and 17 suspects were detained after Afghan security forces launched an operation in the capital Kabul, police said Wednesday morning. “Following a tip-off, the Afghan National Police (ANP) carried out an operation in eastern Kabul at around 7.00 p.m. Tuesday,”

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