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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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Indian state cuts internet after three new lynchings

Authorities in northeastern India have cut internet access after crazed mobs beat three people to death in lynchings sparked by rumours spread on smartphones, officials said Friday. They were the latest in a string of more than 25 similar killings in recent months across India, according to press reports that have been ignited by false…

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Taliban kill 16 Afghan soldiers, kidnap engineers after ceasefire ends

Taliban militants killed at least 16 Afghan police and two civilians in western Badghis province after their three-day ceasefire for the Eid al-Fitr holiday ended at the weekend, officials said on Friday. The Taliban, fighting to re-impose strict Islamic law after their 2001 ouster, resumed their campaign on Thursday after rejecting President Ashraf Ghani’s request…

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Islamic State claims suicide bombing outside ministry in Kabul

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at the entrance of Afghanistan’s rural development ministry, the group’s AMAQ news agency said Monday. The attack killed 12 people and wounded more than 12 others including women and children, a health ministry spokesman said. The group did not provide evidence for its claim. Reuters

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Gunmen kill six labourers in Balochistan: police

Unknown gunmen shot dead six labourers in a remote southwestern Pakistani town, officials said Friday, in the latest bout of violence to rock the restive region. The murders took place overnight in Lajjey, about 170 kilometres (105 miles) southwest of Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province, where Islamist militants — including the Taliban — and…

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Three killed, 10 injured in Attock blast

At least three people were killed and nine others sustained injuries in a blast near a government vehicle in Attock’s Bisaal area, police said on Thursday. Eyewitnesses said gunmen sprayed volley of bullet on the vehicle, later an explosion was also heard. Three people were taken to Rawalpindi in critical condition, while six others were…

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Two Pakistanis killed in illegal attempt to cross into Iran

Iranian forces opened fire near Gwadar, killing two Pakistani men. According to Pakistan security officials, 15 people tried to enter Iran illegally. The Iranian border force opened fire on the illegal entrants. Two of them were killed on the spot while five others were taken into custody. The remaining managed to enter Iran and fled….

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Two Christians killed in Quetta firing

QUETTA: Two Christians were killed in a drive-by shooting in Quetta Sunday. It was the second such attack on Christians in Quetta this month. Unidentified gunmen on motorbikes opened fire at a group of Christians in Quetta’s Esa Nagri neighbourhood, injuring at least five people, police said. The injured were taken to Bolan Medical Complex…

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Two killed in Kemari oilfield explosion

KARACHI: At least two people were killed and eight sustained critical injuries after a powerful explosion in a tank at Kemari oilfield in Karachi. The giant tank was filled with sugar syrup when the explosion occurred. Rescue teams and other officials reached the scene and shifted injured to a hospital. Some of the injured were…

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Man killed as US embassy vehicle hits motorbike in Islamabad

By Noor-ul-Ameen ISLAMABAD: A bike rider was killed in the federal capital after he was hit by vehicle of a US diplomat, police said on Saturday. Police said Colonel Joseph Emanuel, the US military attaché was driving the car that hit a motorbike, killing one on the spot and injuring another. The 22-year-old deceased, Ateeq…

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Saudi-led air strike kills 12 civilians, including seven children in Yemen: medics

HODEIDAH: An air strike by the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen killed 12 civilians including seven children in the coastal city of Hodeidah on Monday, medics and a witness said. Medics and a civilian who saw the wreckage said the air strike had destroyed a house in the al-Hali district, where displaced civilians from other…

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Two killed in landmine explosion on Pak-Iran border

Two people, including a woman, were killed in a landmine explosion on Pak-Iran border near Dalbandin, Balochistan The deceased were travelling in a vehicle that was completely destroyed in the explosion. The bodies were taken to a hospital. The Chaghi deputy commissioner said a search operation had been started.

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I killed my mother-in-law over refusal to pay Rs10,000, says man

Reporting by Deevan Adil A man was arrested in connection with the murder of his mother-in-law in Mandi Bahauddin Police officials said the man, identified as Zafar, confessed to having killed his mother-in-law after she refused to give him Rs10,000. He fled after the murder and took away her gold and cash, said the police.

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Egyptian army says 16 militants killed in Sinai operation

CAIRO: Sixteen militants were killed and 4 others arrested in a major crackdown launched by Egypt on Friday, the Egyptian army said in a statement carried by state TV early on Sunday, reported Reuters. Another 30 suspects were arrested, it said. The Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Nov. 29 ordered the military to defeat…

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Chinese citizen killed in Karachi gun attack

KARACHI: A Chinese national was shot dead on Monday in Karachi in what police said an apparent incident of ‘target-killing’, Samaa reported. According to our correspondent, the incident occurred in upscale Zamzama area where unknown armed assailants driving a car fired shots on two Chinese citizens, who were coming out coming out of a shopping…

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Two more Turkish soldiers killed in Syria offensive: army

Ankara :Two more Turkish soldiers were killed Sunday in Turkey’s offensive against Kurdish militia inside Syria, the army said, bringing to 16 the number killed so far in the incursion. Turkey on January 20 launched the “Olive Branch” operation against Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) militia which Ankara sees as a terror group and…

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Stage actress shot dead in Mardan

MARDAN: A popular stage performer, Sumbul, was shot dead in Mardan city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Sunday, Samaa reported. According to our correspondent, the Pashto theater actress was killed by unknown armed men after she refused to perform in a local private event. “The men wanted to take Sumbul along but later they fatally shot…

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Algeria says Al-Qaeda propagandist killed by army

Algiers: The Algerian army has killed a senior official of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb in an operation in the northeast of the country, officials said Wednesday. Adel Seghiri — also known as Abu Ruwaha al-Qasantini — was among those running the group’s Al-Andalus media wing responsible for putting out videos and statements. The army…

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Fourteen killed in Brazil nightclub shootout

Rio de Janeiro :At least 14 people were killed in an early Saturday shootout at a nightclub in Fortaleza, in northeastern Brazil, officials said. “We can confirm 14 deaths,” Andre Costa, security secretary for the state of Ceara — of which Fortaleza is the capital — told a press conference. Costa said that other victims…

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Snake enthusiast killed by 8-foot pet python

NEWS DESK: A man found dead at his home was killed by his 8-foot pet python he had kept since it was a hatchling, reported The Independent. The family of keen snake handler Dan Brandon, 31, referred to the animal as “his baby”, an inquest heard. Mr Brandon died of asphyxiation at his home in…

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Two customs officers killed in Mali ‘jihadist’ attack

Bamako:Two Malian customs officers have been killed in a suspected jihadist attack at a market in the small village of Toubakoro, security sources told AFP on Wednesday. “Two customs officers were killed, a terrorist too,” according to one source. The attackers arrived in Toubakoro, some 200 kilometres (125 miles) north of the capital Bamako, on…

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