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ISIS leader Baghdadi’s deputy sentenced to death on terror charges

Ismail Alwan Salman al-Ithawi was arrested in February

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Karachi police arrest three suspected ISIS kidnappers

The identities of suspected militants were not revealed by the police.

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ISIS weakening provided al Qaeda opportunity to regain its former status: NATO

Al Qaeda is trying to regain its primacy over international militancy as Islamic State loses ground

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Suicide attack on Afghan educational centre leaves 48 dead

The death toll from a suicide blast at an educational centre in the Afghan capital on Wednesday reached 48, with another 67 wounded. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast, which came after several weeks of relative calm in Kabul, according to Reuters. AFP adds: Afghanistan has been reeling from a recent…

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‘At least 100 security forces killed’ in fight for Afghan city

At least 100 security forces have been killed in the ongoing struggle to push the Taliban from the embattled Afghan city of Ghazni, a government minister said Monday, four days after the fighting began. The announcement came as fresh reinforcements were deployed to the provincial capital and air strikes targeted Taliban positions, according to defence…

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Afghanistan says surrendered Islamic State fighters are war prisoners: US general

Afghanistan told the United States that Islamic State fighters who surrendered last week will be treated as prisoners of war, and not honored guests, despite the warm welcome they had initially received, a top U.S. general said on Wednesday. While pressure has been building for peace talks between the Western-backed government in Kabul and the…

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Six dead as gunmen storm Afghan govt building, 11 killed in bus bombing

Gunmen Tuesday stormed an Afghan government office in Jalalabad during a meeting with foreign aid agencies, killing at least six people in the latest of a series of assaults in the eastern city. On the other side of the country a roadside bomb apparently intended for security forces hit a passenger bus and killed 11…

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Militants attack Afghan midwife training centre: officials

Militants attacked a midwife training centre in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, officials said, in the latest violence in the war-torn country.

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15 Afghan Taliban killed in attack by suspected ISIS rivals: officials

Suspected Islamic State militants attacked Taliban fighters attending a funeral in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday and killed at least 15 in the latest violence between the rival groups, officials said. Another five Taliban were wounded in the attack on a house in Sayad district in Sari Pul province, the provincial police chief Abdul Qayum Baqizoi…

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Civilian deaths in war-torn Afghanistan hit record high: UN

The ceasefire for the first three days of Eid was marked by scenes of jubilation as security forces and Taliban fighters celebrated the Islamic holiday, raising hopes that peace was possible after nearly 17 years of conflict. But the suspension of hostilities was marred by two suicide attacks in the eastern province of Nangarhar that…

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Food is what Mastung blast survivors need the most right now

At least 129 people, including Balochistan Awami Party leader Siraj Raisani, were killed and over 200 were injured in a suicide attack in Mastung on Friday. Following the blast, the injured were brought to Civil Hospital Quetta, Bolan Medical Centre and CMH Quetta. Those who were slightly injured were discharged after giving first-aid. However, there…

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Suicide bomber kills ten in Afghan city of Jalalabad: official

A suicide bomber blew himself up in the Afghan city of Jalalabad on Tuesday, killing at least 10 people, government officials said. Inamullah Miakhel, spokesperson for the provincial health department in the eastern city, confirmed the death of 10 people and said four wounded people were taken to hospital. The attacker detonated his explosives near…

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Iraq bombs meeting of Islamic State leaders in Syria: military

Iraq has launched an air attack on a gathering of Islamic State leaders inside neighboring Syria, killing 45 members of the hardline militant group, its military said on Saturday. F-16 fighter jets destroyed three houses on Friday which were connected by a trench in the town of Hajin, where the leaders were meeting. Those killed…

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Iraq condemns strikes targeting forces fighting Islamic State

Iraq on Tuesday condemned air strikes targeting forces fighting Islamic State in Iraq or Syria after Syrian state media said that US-led coalition aircraft had bombed a Syrian army position near the Iraqi border, causing deaths and injuries. In a statement, Iraq’s Foreign Ministry said that it “expresses rejection and condemnation of any air operations…

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Islamic State claims Afghanistan Eid car bomb that killed 26

A car bomb killed at least 26 people at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces in the eastern city of Nangarhar on Saturday, an official said, as soldiers and militants celebrated an unprecedented Eid ceasefire. Islamic State claimed responsibility. The group’s Amaq news agency said the target was “a gathering of Afghan forces”…

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Syrian army clears south Damascus of Islamic State: State TV

The Syrian army pushed Islamic State militants out of a south Damascus pocket on Monday, effectively clearing all insurgents from around the capital, state television said. Pro-Syrian government forces have been battling for weeks to recover al-Hajar al-Aswad district and the adjacent Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp since driving rebels from eastern Ghouta in April. A…

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Iraq used Baghdadi aide’s phone to capture Islamic State commanders

Iraqi agents are holding a top aide to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and used an app on his mobile phone to lure four commanders from the group into a trap, a security advisor to the Iraqi government said on Thursday. Ismail al-Eithawi, who also uses the alias Abu Zaid al-Iraqi, was captured in…

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Suicide bombers, gunmen attack Kabul police stations

Suicide bombers and gunmen launched apparent coordinated attacks on two Kabul police stations on Wednesday, with security forces still searching buildings for some of the assailants. A series of loud explosions rocked the Afghan capital in the late morning and were quickly followed by volleys of gunfire as police engaged in fierce battles with militants….

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LeJ disguised as ISIS targeting Christians in Quetta

KARACHI: At least 15 Christians have been killed in a fresh spate of violence in Quetta. No arrest has been announced. In the latest attack on the religious minority, unidentified men sprayed volley of bullets on worshipers who were walking out of a church after attending the Sunday service. Two people died and three others,…

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Who is benefiting from Syria situation?

The United States, Britain and France have carried out a wave of strikes against Syria’s regime in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack on April 7. Watch this report on how the key players are driving benefit from the chaos…

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