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[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 …

Terrorism »

[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 …

Terrorism »

[14 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]

KARACHI: At least 62 people, including women and children, were killed and over 100 wounded, some of them critically, in a massive explosion at the shrine of Shah Noorani in the Khuzdar district of Balochistan, some 200 kilometres north of Karachi on Saturday evening, police and Balochistan government officials.
“Devotees were busy in Dhamaal, (a ritual dance) in the courtyard of Shah Noorani shrine around sunset when a huge explosion killed and injured dozens of people. It is still unclear whether it was a suicide attack or carried out with an …

Terrorism »

[9 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]

Karachi: A suspected terrorist of the banned Sipah-e-Sahaba and a Lyari-based gangster were among four people gunned down by the law enforcement agencies on Tuesday in three separate encounters.
SSP West Nasir Aftab said the Manghopir police were patrolling Northern Bypass when they saw two suspects riding a motorcycle.
The police signalled them to stop but the men riding the motorcycle opened fire on them. The police retaliated and one of the men was injured in the shootout while his associate escaped.
The injured man was shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where he …

Terrorism »

[20 Oct 2016 | No Comment | ]

In the world of databases maintained by both private and government entities, it has become practically impossible to live without leaving any kind of digital footprint. These records are used for relatively benign purposes like targeted marketing, however, there have been too many hacks and identity thefts to ever ignore the possibility of our data being misused. In Pakistan, the largest and most comprehensive database of citizens’ personal information is maintained by NADRA. This data has been coupled with biometrically verified SIMs, ostensibly to improve criminal surveillance but also making …