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Gates says militant havens in Pakistan remain “a major threat” to Afghanistan

Gates says militant havens in Pakistan remain “a major threat” to Afghanistan

Kandahar City, Sept 4 (ANI): US Defense Secretary Robert Gates has said that the terrorists operating out of safe havens in Pakistan remain “a major threat” to Afghanistan, but cooperation between NATO-led forces and the Pakistani military has stepped up. “Cooperation between the two is increasing and everybody understands that the sanctuaries on the other side of the border are a big problem,” [...]
Pak Taliban threaten attacks in America and Europe

Pak Taliban threaten attacks in America and Europe

Dera Ismail Khan, Sept 4 (ANI): The Tehreek-e-Taliban(TTP) has threatened to launch terror strikes in the United States and Europe. “We will launch attacks in America and Europe very soon,” the Daily Times quoted Qari Hussain Mehsud, a senior TTP commander, as saying. Mehsud has also claimed responsibility for the triple suicide bombings at a Shia mourning procession in Lahore on Wednesday, which [...]
Key financial backer of Ground Zero mosque once contributed to ‘terror group’

Key financial backer of Ground Zero mosque once contributed to ‘terror group’

Washington, Sep 4 (ANI): Egyptian-born businessman Hisham Elzanaty, who is a key financial backer of the proposed Islamic center near Ground Zero, has been accused of contributing to a US-designated terror group. Elzanaty has made a significant investment in the Ground Zero mosque project, and also contributed more than 6,000 dollars in 1999 to the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, also [...]
60 killed in suicide attack on Shia rally in Quetta

60 killed in suicide attack on Shia rally in Quetta

Quetta, Sep 3 (ANI): At least 60 people have been killed and more than 160 got injured on Friday as a suicide bomber hit a rally being taken out in respect of Al-Quds Day in Quetta, according to media report. The suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest when the rally organised by Shia students reached Meezan Chowk. People started running in helter-skelter in wake of the blast, The Nation reports. Officials [...]
Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan claims responsibility for Lahore attacks

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan claims responsibility for Lahore attacks

Islamabad, Sept 3 (ANI): The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed responsibility for carrying out Wednesday’s triple bombing on a religious procession in Lahore, which killed at least 37 people, and left 250 injured. TTP spokesman Qari Hussain said that they carried out the attack to avenge the assassination of its leader Ali Sher Hyderi. “We have avenged the death of leaders and Ulema who [...]
Muslim extremists plotting to paralyze rail networks during London Olympics

Muslim extremists plotting to paralyze rail networks during London Olympics

London, Aug 30 (ANI): Terrorist outfits are plotting a rail mayhem to coincide with the London 2012 Olympics, it has been revealed. Muslim prisoners are getting calls from terrorist masterminds instructing them to do Trackwork courses so that they use a prison-training scheme to sabotage train networks from the inside, reports the Daily Star. It has been reported that the jailed extremists are joining [...]
India, Afghanistan assert determination to defeat terrorism

India, Afghanistan assert determination to defeat terrorism

New Delhi, Aug.25 (ANI): Agreeing that terrorism is the main threat undermining peace and stability in the region, India and Afghanistan have reiterated their resolve to effectively combat and defeat it. During their meet, External Affairs Minister S.M.Krishna and visiting Afghanistan Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul agreed that: “There is a need to ensure terrorist and extremist groups targeting [...]
Two Lashkar militants surrender in Doda

Two Lashkar militants surrender in Doda

Doda (J-K), Aug 23 (ANI): Two Lashker-e-Toiba militants, including a district commander, surrendered before police and army officials in Doda District on Sunday. Lashkar district commander Ghulam Mohammad Mingnoo, also known as Abu Rafiq-Ullah, who had been fighting for the group for the last five years, and another militants, Asif handed over one AK-47 rifle, three magazines, 90 rounds, two pistols [...]
‘Terrorist-sympathizing imam’ behind Ground Zero Mosque: Lazio

‘Terrorist-sympathizing imam’ behind Ground Zero Mosque: Lazio

New York, Aug 22(ANI): New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Lazio has labeled the imam behind the “9/11 Ground Zero mosque” a terrorist sympathizer. The proposed 13-story 100 million dollar Islamic cultural center will be built two blocks away from the former site of the World Trade Center. “New Yorkers have been through enough. Now a terrorist-sympathizing imam wants to build a 100 [...]
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