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[11 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Sartaj Khan in The News, July 11, 2017
The writer is an independent researcher.
In his series, ‘The mullah and the Pakhtun’ published in the News pages on June 29, June 30 and July 2, Zalan Khan has contributed to a very important debate. Unfortunately, his analysis of the mullah and his position in Pakhtun society received less attention than it deserves.
It is a great misconception that the mullah was considered inferior in social organisation, especially in the era of Pakhto, governed by the unwritten code of Pakhtunwal (the way …

China, Featured, Terrorism »

[26 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Catherine Wong in South China Morning Post, June 25, 2017 at 11.44pm
The recent killing of two Chinese nationals in Pakistan and the rise of the Islamist jihadist movement in Asia has highlighted an increasingly urgent need for Beijing to join international efforts against terrorism, security analysts say.
Beijing already faces threats at home, mostly in Xinjiang, where authorities blame attacks on religious extremism, but the risk to China has grown as it ­expands its footprint with massive trade plans along conflict-torn ­regions.
Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui …

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[13 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

Reuters report in The Express Tribune, May 13, 2017
DOHA: Gunmen killed a Saudi child and a Pakistani man during an attack on workers at a building project in restive eastern Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, the interior ministry said on Friday.
The gunmen tried to stop redevelopment work in the old quarter of the town of Awamiya, where authorities say militants are hiding, said an interior ministry spokesman quoted by state news agency SPA.
They fired at security personnel and passersby, killing a two-year-old Saudi child and a Pakistani national and …

Af -Pak Scene, Headline, Taliban, Terrorism »

[3 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

Report of the Southen Group (TSG), May 2, 2017
.Bottom Line Up Front: ‘
• It has been six years since U.S. Navy SEALs raided a compound in Abbottabad and killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaeda.
• In those six years, the group he founded and its ideology have expanded in scale and threat.
• In Afghanistan, which the U.S. invaded because the Taliban sheltered bin Laden, the U.S. is once again being pulled into a conflict it cannot win with a strictly military strategy.
• The killing of bin Laden and …

Bangladesh, Headline, Terrorism »

[2 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

Report in Dhaka Tribune, Apr 30, 2017 at 11.09pm
The number of converted Muslim youths being radicalised is increasing day by day. Some of them have joined banned militant outfits JMB and Ansarullah, who are responsible for the recent targeted killings across the country, detectives say.
During the recent raids, law enforcers busted several militant dens set up by such converted youths to teach how to operate arms and make explosives.
Regarding the link between militancy and the converted youths, experts say the people who have little knowledge about Islam …

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 …

Pak Media Report, Pak Saudi Stand Off, PAK SCENE - ARMY/POLICE/ISI/COURTS, Terrorism »

[1 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

AP report on Dawn.com, May 1, 2017
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s security forces said on Sunday they had arrested 46 people for their suspected link to a terrorist cell responsible for a stunning attack outside Masjid-i-Nabwi, in Madina, last year.
Interior Ministry spokesman Maj Gen Mansour al Turki said the group was also behind a suicide bombing near the US consulate in Jeddah.
Both attacks took place in July during the final days of Ramazan.
The bombing outside Masjid-i-Nabwi killed four security officers.
Talking to reporters, Mr Al Turki said that 32 of those arrested were …

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 …

Balochistan, Featured, PAK SCENE – TERRORISM, Terrorism »

[22 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]

The devastating suicide attack on Shah Noorani shrine in Khuzdar has underscored the fact that Islamist threat in Balochistan is both evolving and expanding. Initially inter-sectarian, the militant landscape has, apparently, also acquired intra-sectarian character. Similarly, it is political too. The toxic ideology of militant Deobandism under the unsavoury influence of Wahabism gives rise to Islamist terror in Balochistan.
If the year 1999 is taken as starting point of Islamist perpetrated violence in Balochistan, the nature of violence was inter-sectarian. The high profile incident of anti-Shia violence was carried out on …

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[17 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]

KHYBER AGENCY – At least five tribesmen were shot dead and another sustained bullet injuries when unidentified armed persons opened fire at a group of residents of Tirah in Sukh, Kamr Kel area of Tehsil Bara, Khyber Agency.
The political administration official on Wednesday told that the victim were belonged to Zakha Khel tribe and were returning back from Tirah when they were attacked. The unidentified attackers were managed to escape after committing the crime.
After an incident, the bodies and the wounded were taken to the nearest health centre for medico-legal …