India Jammu and Kashmir Terrorism 

Mysterious 3-ft-tall Jaish-e-Mohammed commander new security concern in J&K

A 47-year-old militant, who is only three feet tall, is reported to be behind the recent attacks by the Jaish-e-Mohammed in Kashmir. According to police sources, Noor Mohammad Tantray, a resident of Tral in Pulwama district, has taken over command of the JeM in South Kashmir and is engineering the outfit’s bid to regroup in the Valley. Tantray, who was arrested in Delhi in 2003 and sentenced to life by a POTA court in 2011, is reported to have jumped parole a few months ago and rejoined militancy. “Yes, he…

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Syria Terrorism United States 

US-backed Syrian forces capture Raqqa, ISIS centre of global operations

The liberation overnight of the Syrian city of Raqqa, the “capital’’ of Islamic State’s self-declared Caliphate, is a profound blow not only against ISIL, but against the toxic ideology is espouses. Ever since it fell to the militants in 2014 Raqqa has been used as a symbol of Islamic State’s strength and power. At the height of its influence ISIL claimed control of territory stretching from Syria across northern Iraq and encompassing the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. ISIL’s propaganda machine pumped out thousands of images depicting life in the…

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Europe European Union India Politics Terrorism 

India, EU agree to step up fight against terror

India and the European Union (EU) held their 14th annual summit in the Capital on Friday. During the summit, Indian and the EU “adopted a Joint Statement on Cooperation in Combating Terrorism”and took note of the “ongoing efforts by both sides to re-engage actively towards timely relaunching negotiations for a comprehensive and mutually beneficial India-EU Broad Based Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA)”. There was no major headway towards the much-delayed BTIA or free trade pact between the two sides. Launched in June 2007, negotiations for the proposed BTIA have witnessed…

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Crime Las Vegas Terrorism United States World 

Las Vegas massacre probe turns to gunman’s girlfriend in Philippines

The Filipina-Australian girlfriend of Las Vegas mass-killer Stephen Paddock has landed in the US where investigators are keen to probe her about the massacre. Marilou Danley touched down at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday night (Wdenesday AEDT) from a flight from the Philippines. The 62-year-old former Queenslander was met by FBI agents and will be escorted to Las Vegas. “We have a lot of questions,” Las Vegas Undersheriff Kevin McMahill told reporters on Tuesday. “I can tell you that.” Investigators want to know why her boyfriend Stephen Paddock, 64,…

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Featured Las Vegas Terrorism United States World 

Loaded magazines, 42 guns recovered from Vegas shooter’s hotel room and Nevada house

A total of 42 guns were found in the suspected Las Vegas shooter’s hotel room and house, police said Monday night. Las Vegas Police Department Assistant Sheriff Todd R. Fasulo said that 23 guns were found in the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino room where suspected shooter Stephen Paddock fired into a crowd, and 19 were discovered out of his Mesquite, Nevada home. Multiple loaded high-capacity magazines were found in the hotel room, law enforcement sources said earlier on Monday. Among the guns and ammunition police found the in the…

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India Jammu and Kashmir Srinagar Terrorism 

Terrorists attack BSF camp near Srinagar International Airport; 1 jawan killed, 3 injured

A group of at least three terrorists attacked a Border Security Force (BSF) camp near Srinagar Airport and the Airforce station early Tuesday morning. One BSF jawan and two terrorists were killed in the encounter at the site. The deceased soldier is among the three troopers who were injured in the attack. Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh said that two terrorists are holed up in administrative building and JCO Mess. An encounter was underway at the camp and senior officers were monitoring the situation. Meanwhile, Union Home…

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Las Vegas Terrorism United States 

At least 20 dead, more than 200 injured in Las Vegas shooting

At least 20 people were killed and more than 200 injured when a “lone wolf” gunman opened fire at a country music festival in Las Vegas, police said. Authorities shut down part of the Las Vegas Strip and Interstate 15 after receiving reports of an active shooter at the Route 91 Harvest festival, near the Mandalay Bay Casino at about 10:10 p.m. local time. Sheriff Joe Lombardo of Las Vegas Police confirmed at a news conference that the shooter had fired from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay. He said officers responded and the suspect was…

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India Ludhiana punjab Terrorism 

Seven BabbarKhalsa terrorists arrested in Ludhiana, weapons seized

Police arrested seven suspected members of terrorist organisation BabbarKhalsa International (BKI) late Friday evening and claimed to have recovered three pistols and 33 bullets from their possession. The arrested include a minor. The police said the accused were conspiring to kill people who write against Sikhism and Khalistan on the social media. The police also suspect their involvement in the killing of Hindu leaders, including RashtriyaSwayamsevakSangh (RSS) leader JagdishGagneja, Sri Hindu Takht leader Amit Sharma, Shiv Sena Punjab leader Durga Prasad Gupta and pastor Sultan Masih. Police said BKI commander…

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India Jammu and Kashmir Terrorism 

BSF discovers tunnel being dug from Pakistan in RS Pura sector of Jammu

A day after a sector commander-level flag meeting with Pakistan Rangers, Border Security Force (BSF) has detected another under-construction trans-border tunnel in Arnia sub-sector of RS Pura sector in Jammu district on Saturday. “Today (Saturday) BSF foiled another nefarious design of Pakistan to infiltrate terrorist groups through a tunnel from Arnia sector to cause havoc in the festival season,” said a senior BSF officer. He said the tunnel was 14-feet long and spacious enough for terrorists to crawl with arms and ammunition and enter Indian Territory. The tunnel was been…

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India Terrorism 

Indian Army strikes hideouts of Naga militants on Myanmar border

The Indian Army killed a significant number of Naga rebels in a pre-dawn encounter along the Myanmar border. The operation was not a ‘surgical strike’ the Army essentially said. The Army’s Eastern Command released information about the operation on Twitter, rebutting reports of high casualties among Army personnel. There were no casualties among Indian Army soldiers, the Eastern Command said, adding that the gunfight between its troops and the NSCN(K) cadre took place at 4.45 am. A large number of NSCN(K) cadre were killed in retaliatory firing, the Army said,…

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