Keralite IS militant killed in Afghanistan drone attack

Kasaragod (Kerala), Feb 26 : Hafeesudin, one of the 21 Keralites reported to have joined the Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan, has been killed in a drone attack, his relative said on Sunday. Rehman told the media here that he had received a message via a social media app from another relative Ashfaq, who is […]

42 abducted Afghan civilians freed

Kabul, Feb 26 : Forty-two Afghan civilians abducted by Islamic State (IS) militants in Nangarhar province have been released after mediation by local authorities and tribal elders, an official said on Sunday. The hostages, all men, were kidnapped around four months ago in the Panchir-Agam district and then moved to border areas controlled by the […]

Pakistan, Afghanistan in talks over terror

Islamabad, Feb 26 : Pakistan and Afghanistan are negotiating a mechanism to address concerns over terrorism, a media report said on Sunday. Sartaz Aziz, Adviser on Foreign Affairs to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, disclosed this on Saturday, Dawn News reported. “Both sides have said that terrorism is a common enemy and both sides agree that […]

Pakistan Army asks public to report suspicious activity

Islamabad, Feb 26 : The Pakistan Army on Sunday called upon the general public to report “suspicious” militant activity “regarding terrorists” on helplines which were set up in December 2014 following the Army Public School attack. Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) encouraged citizens of Sindh, Punjab and Balochistan to use the 1135 helpline to report any […]

4 terrorists killed, 600 arrested in Pakistan: Army

Islamabad, Feb 25 : The Pakistan Army said on Saturday that four terrorists have been killed while 600 suspects arrested during the ongoing major anti-terrorism operation. The military announced on Wednesday the start of the country-wide operation codenamed “Radd-ul-Fasaad”, after a series of terrorist attacks that killed over 100 people recently. Paramilitary troops are now […]

BSF hands over Pakistani border-crosser

Amritsar, Feb 25 : The Border Security Force (BSF) has handed over a Pakistani national who had crossed into the Indian territory inadvertently, officials said on Saturday. The Pakistani national, Mureed Faqir, aged around 60, was apprehended by BSF troopers on Friday while he inadvertently crossed the International Boundary (IB) and entered Indian territory and […]