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[28 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]

By MEHREEN ZAHRA-MALIK in The New York Times online, July 27, 2017
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Dr. Faisal Ranjha was examining a patient in the crowded critical-care unit of his hospital in northeastern Pakistan when a federal officer abruptly walked in, seized his cellphone and told him he was under arrest.
Officers took him home to scoop up his laptop and the tablet computer on which his 8-year-old son was playing games, then drove the doctor more than 150 miles to the Federal Investigation Agency headquarters in Islamabad. Only then was he told …

Headline, India Pak Ties, Talibanisation, Terrorism »

[2 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

PTI report in The Times of India online, May 2,2017
WASHINGTON: Afghanistan’s relationship with India is “unacceptable” to Pakistan, which is using proxies like the Haqqani network and Taliban against its neighbours, eminent experts have told US lawmakers.
During a Congressional hearing, Seth Jones, Director of International Security and Defence Policy Centre at the Rand Corporation said that Pakistan has resorted to proxy organisations to further its foreign policy goals.
“Pakistan has resorted to proxy organisations to further its foreign policy goals both in places like Jammu and Kashmir against Indians and in …

Featured, Talibanisation, Terrorism »

[25 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Praveen Swami in The Indian Express,April 25, 2017
New Delhi: Top jihad commander Maulana Masood Azhar’s Jaish-e-Muhammad has begun a new drive calling on landowners to gift their ushr, a religious tithe levied on the harvest, to help “martyrs, prisoners detained for Islam, the families of religious warriors, seminaries, offices and needy individuals”, an advertisement issued in Jaish’s latest house-magazine, al-Qalam, has announced.
Issued by the Jaish’s charitable wing, the al-Rehmat Trust, based at the organisation’s fortress-like Bahawalpur headquarters, the terrorist group’s ushr campaign comes just ahead of the harvest season …

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[11 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]

KABUL — When representatives of four nations meet Monday to plan peace talks aimed at ending nearly four decades of fighting in Afghanistan, the most important figure is almost sure to be absent.
Akhtar Mohammad Mansour, the leader of the Taliban, is likely to remain in hiding when U.S., Afghan, Pakistani and Chinese officials meet in Islamabad to lay the groundwork for future talks. Nonetheless, his shadow will hang over the proceedings.
In the six months since word leaked that the Taliban’s founder, Mohammad Omar, had died in 2013, Mansour has proved …

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[11 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]

At least 43 Taliban militants were killed and 15 others were injured during military operations by Afghan national security forces in the past 24 hours.
The operations were jointly conducted by Afghan national police, Afghan national army and Afghan intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS) operatives.
Interior ministry following a statement said Saturday that the militants were killed or injured in Kandahar, Ghazni, Helmand, Paktia, Paktika and Maidan Wardak provinces of Afghanistan.
The statement further added that two Taliban militant were also arrested during the operations.
The statement by interior ministry also added …

AF-PAK /ISIS/TALIBAN, Headline, PAK SCENE – TERRORISM, Taliban, Talibanisation, Terrorism »

[11 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]

By MUJIB MASHAL and AHMAD SHAKIB in the NY Times, Jan 10, 2016
KABUL, Afghanistan — The urban attacks are suddenly coming at a dizzying pace — five in the first week of January alone. Three were relatively simple even if massive bombings, but in the others, Talibangunmen entered important cities, seized buildings and hostages when they could, then set off their explosives vests when capture seemed imminent, sometimes after hours of fighting.
As the insurgents have been grabbing stretches of territory in Afghanistan’s border provinces, the quick guerrilla assaults have been …

Taliban, Talibanisation, Terrorism »

[7 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]

31 militants have been killed in fresh clashes between Taliban and Daesh groups in eastern Nangarhar province.
Spokesperson for the governor of Nangarhar said the clashes took place in Bati Kot and Achin districts.
Atuallah Khogyani added that the gun battle that erupted in Doyam Farm area of Bati Kot District on Wednesday morning left 18 members of Daesh group killed and four others wounded.
He said those killed include two commanders of the group by the name Ajmal and Abdul Ahad.
The governor’s spokesperson further said that the second clash erupted in Achin …

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[7 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]

ISLAMABAD: The Afghan Taliban have expelled two senior members of the group’s powerful leadership council, or Rehbari Shura as they call it, for their refusal to accept Mullah Akhtar Mansoor as the successor of Mullah Omar, The Express Tribune has learnt from a top Taliban official.
Mullah Abdul Razzaq and Mullah Hasan Rehmani refused to submit to the leadership of Mullah Mansoor who was elected by a Taliban Shura to succeed Mullah Omar after the news of the elusive leader’s death was confirmed in late July.
Razzaq was the interior minister and …

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[6 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]

One hundred days after the fall of Kunduz, militants continue to create problems on the outskirts of the city.
Kunduz Police Chief Qasim Jangalbagh said on Tuesday that plans are however in place to bring an end to this problem.
Jangalbagh said: “Taliban militants are operating on the outskirts of the city but we have plans to stop them and eliminate them.”
Meanwhile, tribal elders and residents of the province warned that if government fails to ensure security in the city, the city might fall again to the Taliban.
The militants also have a …

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[6 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]

Security forces have killed 15 Daesh militants in a clash in eastern Nangarhar province.
A statement released by the police headquarters of Nangarhar states that the gun battle erupted around 04:30 pm (local time) on Monday.
According to the statement, insurgents had planned to attack a security post in Saluram Farm area of Bati Kot District.
After receiving the tip-off, additional security forces reached to the site to assist those already in the area, the press release states, adding that they gave a befitting response to the militants and forced them to back …