16 killed as Afghan Taliban launch attacks after ceasefire

Kabul, June 18 : At least 16 people were killed on Monday as the Afghan Taliban resumed attacks after refusing to extend a three-day ceasefire that ended on Sunday night, police said. Taliban militants launched early morning attacks on security checkpoints in Ghormach, Qaisar, Pashtunkot and Shirin Tagab districts in the Faryab province, a police […]

Dineshwar Sharma visits Bukhari’s family

Srinagar, June 18 : Centre’s Special Representative Dineshwar Sharma on Monday visited the family of slain ‘Rising Kashmir’ editor Shujaat Bukhari to offer his condolences. Sharma went to Kreeri town of Baramulla district to console the bereaved family who observed the 4th day ‘Fateha’ (funeral prayers) on Monday. A large number of sympathizers including academicians, […]

Taliban resume attacks on Afghan forces as truce ends

Kabul, June 18 : The Taliban on Monday resumed attacks on Afghan security forces after the armed outfit’s three-day ceasefire ended the previous night, police said. Taliban militants launched early morning attacks on security checkpoints in Ghormach, Qaisar, Pashtunkot and Shirin Tagab districts and sporadic fighting has been continuing, Xinhua news agency quoted a police […]

2 militants killed in J&K

Srinagar, June 18 : Two militants were killed on Monday by the Army in an anti-terror operation in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora, a defence official said. “Two terrorists were killed today in the Panar forest area,” Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia told IANS here. The Army surrounded the area after militants fired at a […]

US-led air strikes target Syrian military position

Damascus, June 18 : US-led air strikes targeted a Syrian military position in the eastern province of Deir al-Zour on Sunday, leaving casualties, according to local media. The air strikes of the U.S.-led coalition targeted the Syrian military site in the town of Hiry, southeast of the city of al-Bukamal in the countryside of Deir […]