Gunfight in Lucknow, ‘ISIS militant’ killed

Gunfight in Lucknow, ‘ISIS militant’ killed

Lucknow: A suspected militant was killed in the wee hours Wednesday after 12 hours of operation, police said, refuting as “false” earlier reports of two suspected militants holed up in a house in the outskirts of Lucknow. “After opening the doors of the house, the force went inside and found the suspect dead along with […]

MP Police claim arrest of 6 ISIS militants

MP Police claim arrest of 6 ISIS militants

BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh police on Wednesday claimed that they have arrested 6 members of ISIS module. The police have reportedly recovered 8 pistols and an ISIS flag from the arrested persons. The police have also recovered an Indian and Israeli flag while 4 other members of the organisation are reported to be on the run. […]

Mattis presents preliminary plan to WH to defeat ISIS globally

Mattis presents preliminary plan to WH to defeat ISIS globally

WASHINGTON: Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has submitted to the White House a preliminary trans-regional plan that suggests deployment of all elements of US national power to defeat the ISIS terror group around the globe. “The Department of Defence presented its preliminary plan to the White House today to defeat ISIS,” the White House Press Secretary […]

UK’s new anti-terror chief warns of indiscriminate attacks

UK’s new anti-terror chief warns of indiscriminate attacks

LONDON: The Islamic State terror group is plotting “indiscriminate attacks on innocent civilians” in UK cities on a scale similar to the one executed by the IRA in 1970s, Britain’s new anti-terrorism chief Max Hill has warned. The recently appointed Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation said hundreds of British jihadists who are returning from war […]

39 killed as Pak launches crackdown on terrorists

39 killed as Pak launches crackdown on terrorists

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan security forces killed at least 39 militants in a nationwide crackdown on Friday after an Islamic State suicide bombing at a crowded Sufi shrine in Sindh province claimed 80 lives and injured nearly 250. The blast at the popular shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in the southern province yesterday was one of the […]

Suicide attack at Pak shrine, 50 dead, 100 injured

Suicide attack at Pak shrine, 50 dead, 100 injured

Karachi: A suicide bomber killed and wounded dozens of Sufi worshippers as they performed a ritual in Pakistan’s Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Sufi shrine. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group claimed responsibility for Thursday’s attack in Sehwan, in Sindh province, via it Amaq website. Medical workers told Al […]

ISIS continues to recruit from Af-Pak border region: UN report

ISIS continues to recruit from Af-Pak border region: UN report

UNITED NATIONS: The ISIS continues to recruit from the restive Af-Pak border region even as the terror outfit is struggling financially in Afghanistan and has resorted to extortion, according to a UN report. The 19th report of the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team about the terror group was submitted to the Security Council Sanctions […]

The World Must Understand the Reasons for Muslim Anger

The World Must Understand the Reasons for Muslim Anger

By Shah Tajamul   The contemporary issue among many other issues that the world is facing is the issue of terrorism. But only Muslims are held responsible in one way or other for the phenomenon. Muslims are being labeled as terrorists far and wide, predominantly by West or European nations, and Islam is viewed as […]

‘Jihadist’ groups hail Trump’s travel ban as victory: report

‘Jihadist’ groups hail Trump’s travel ban as victory: report

WASHINGTON: ‘Jihadist’ groups, including Islamic State sympathisers, have hailed the Trump administration’s ban on travel to the US from seven Muslim-majority nations saying it would persuade American Muslims to side with the extremists, according to a media report. Comments posted to pro-Islamic State social media accounts predicted that US President Donald Trump’s executive order would […]

ISIS and the West: Where Hubris and Humiliation Collide(d)?

By Wajahat Qazi   As the battle for Mosul rages on and as ISIS morphs from a “proto –state” and bricks and mortar militant outfit — which , in many ways, redefined modern insurgency — into a loose network with capability to strike within the West, the questions that may be revisited are: what led […]