WASHINGTON: An Uzbek man, inspired by the Islamic State, ploughed a pickup truck through a bike path in Manhattan, killing eight people and injuring at least a dozen in the deadliest terror attack in New York City since 9/11. Continue reading
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MUMBAI: Fahad Shaikh, a 24-yearold Kalyan resident who fled from home with three of his friends to join the Islamic State in 2014, has been reported killed.
Fahad’s father Tanveer Shaikh told HT on Wednesday that a phone call from an unknown number alerted him to his death on Tuesday afternoon.
“Your son is no more,” the caller told him Continue reading
NEWDELHI: On Monday, Foreign Minister Ibrahim al- Jaafari said that the Iraqi government has “no substantial information” on 39 Indians taken hostage by the Islamic State terror group in Mosul in 2014.
“We have no substantial evidence that they (the Indians) were killed or they are still alive, so we cannot give anything in that regard,” al-Jaafari, who is on official visit to India, told reporters here. Continue reading
NEWDELHI: On Tuesday Chief of Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was reported dead by a Syrian monitoring group and an Iraqi TV news channel, a day after Iraq announced that they defeated the terror group in its stronghold of Mosul.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told- it had “confirmed information” from top IS commanders that al-Baghdadi had been killed. Continue reading
MOSUL : On Monday Prime Minister of Iraq declared victory over Islamic State in Mosul.
Three years after the militants seized the city and made it the stronghold of a “caliphate” they said would take over the world.
Haider al-Abadi made the announcement from the operations room of the Counter-Terrorism Service, his media office said on Twitter.
Beijing/ Islamabad: China on Friday played down security concerns over its economic corridor passing through Pakistan after it emerged that two of its nationals were killed by Islamic state Militants.
A Chinese man and a woman – Teaching Mandarin in Balochistan, a region at the centre of the china Pakistan economic corridor – were kidnapped from Quetta in May, triggering alarm in Beijing.
“According to information from Pakistan, they (The two) may have already been unfortunately killed,” foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told a regular news briefing.
She said the incident would not have any impact on the security of projects being constructed under the CPEC.
IS claimed responsibility for the abduction murder of the Chinese nationals though its Amaq news agency on Thursday.
” We strongly condemn all forms of terrorism and support Pakistan its fight (against terror) and for peace and tranquillity in the region and beyond,” Hua said and clarified the two Chinese were not a couple”.
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