Salman Abedi named as the Manchester suicide bomber – what we know about himThe Telegraph (Martin Evans Victoria Ward Robert Mendick, Chief Reporter Ben Farmer, Defence Correspondent Hayley Dixon)


Manchester, UK May 23: The Manchester Arena suicide bomber had made trips to Libya, Downing Street said last night, as intelligence agencies combed his connections with al-Qaeda and Islamic State in his parents’ homeland. Salman Abedi, 22, who was reportedly known to the security services, is thought to have returned from Libya as recently as this week. A school friend …

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10 labourers killed in Gwadar as unidentified assailants open fire at construction siteAFP | Reuters | Syed Ali Shah (May 13, 2017)


At least 10 labourers were killed in Balochistan’s Gwadar district on Saturday as unidentified assailants opened fire at the construction site where they were working, Levies sources said. Unidentified gunmen on motorcycles opened indiscriminate fire on a group of labourers working at a road in Gwadar’s Pishgan area, killing eight of them on the spot, Levies sources confirmed. Key updates …

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Bomb attack kills at least 25 in Pakistan’s Balochistan. Explosion hits convoy of Senate deputy chairman Abdul Ghafoor Haideri south of Quetta.By Asad Hashim Al Jazeera


Islamabad, May 12 – A bomb explosion targeting a senior politician in southwestern Pakistan has killed at least 25 people and wounded 37 others, medical officials say. The blast took place in the town of Mastung, about 50km south of Balochistan provincial capital Quetta, shortly after the end of Friday prayers, according to a government spokesman. Senate Deputy Chairman Abdul …

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Four dead, at least 20 injured in UK parliament “terrorist” attackBy Toby Melville and William James (Reuters)


LONDON, March 22 (Reuters) – Four people were killed and at least 20 injured in London on Wednesday after a car plowed into pedestrians and an attacker stabbed a policeman close to the British parliament in what police called a “marauding terrorist attack.” The dead included the assailant and the policeman he stabbed, while the other two victims were among …

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ISIS Hates Our Saint Because He Belongs to EveryoneBy FATIMA BHUTTO FEB. 23, 2017 The New York Times

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LONDON — Last Thursday a suicide bomber affiliated with the so-called Islamic State attacked Sehwan Sharif, one of the most revered Sufi shrines, in the southern Sindh Province of Pakistan, killing more than 80 people, including 24 children, and wounding more than 250. Why the terrorists hate Sehwan is why we love it. The saint and his shrine at Sehwan …

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Kabul ready to talk intelligence cooperation with Pakistan ‘at any level’: Afghan officialBy Tahir Khan The Express Tribune (Feb 21, 2017)

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KABUL, Feb 21: Afghanistan is ready to hold dialogue with Pakistan for intelligence cooperation at ‘any level’, an Afghan security official has told members of the Pak-Afghan track-II dialogue in Kabul. The Afghan official, speaking informally and off-the-record, said senior security officials of the two countries had planned a ‘interaction’ but three major attacks in Kabul, Kandahar and Helmand on …

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Trainer of suicide bombers killed in artillery shelling by Pakistan armyThe Express Tribune


ISLAMABAD, Feb 18: Nearly a dozen training camps and hideouts of terrorist groups have been destroyed and over a dozen terrorists – including a top trainer of suicide bombers – have been killed in two days of artillery shelling by Pakistan’s military, Afghan sources confirmed on Saturday. The confirmation came hours after Kabul summoned Pakistan’s ambassador to lodge a protest …

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Civilian Institutions Need to be Strengthened for Intel Gathering & ProsecutionHRCP URGES IMPLEMENTATION OF NATIONAL ACTION PLAN AFTER SEHWAN ATTACK

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Lahore, February 17: Strongly condemning the Sehwan Sharif suicide bombing and a series of terrorist attacks in the country over the last few days, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has demanded decisive crackdown on all manifestations of violence, especially in the name of faith. In a statement issued on Friday, the Commission said: “HRCP is saddened and greatly …

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Islamic State blast at famed Sufi shrine in Pakistan kills at least 73By Pamela Constable & Nisar Mehdi The Washington Post

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — At least 73 people were reported killed and up to several hundred wounded Thursday when a suicide bomber struck inside a famous Sufi shrine in southeastern Pakistan while devotees were performing a weekly ritual dance, police and medical officials said. The Islamic State, a Middle East-based militant group with allied outfits in Pakistan and Afghanistan, asserted responsibility …

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Taliban suicide bomber strikes Pakistan rally, killing 13By Zaheer Babar, Associated Press


A suicide bomber struck police escorting a protest rally in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Monday, killing at least 13 people and wounding nearly 60 in an attack claimed by a breakaway Taliban faction. The blast ripped through the crowd of hundreds of pharmacists, who were protesting new amendments to a law governing drug sales. Six police officers, …

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TTP claims responsibility for Parachinar attackThe Nation


PARACHINAR, Jan 21: Around 21 people have been killed and over 50 are injured in a powerful explosion that ripped through a crowded marketplace in Parachinar Kurram tribal agency, according to officials. Kurram Agency’s political administration has confirmed the death toll and said the injured were shifted to the agency headquarters hospital. There is shortage of doctors and medical facilities …

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Attacks Kill Dozens Around AfghanistanBy Habib Khan Totakhil and Ehsanullah Amiri The Wall Street Journal


KABUL, Jan 10 —Attacks in three major Afghan cities highlighted the worsening security situation in the country, as blasts killed more than 45 people on Tuesday and wounded close to 100 others, including members of a delegation led by the ambassador of the United Arab Emirates. Kandahar’s provincial governor, Humayun Azizihad, had been meeting with the U.A.E. ambassador to Afghanistan, …

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Suspected Fort Lauderdale shooter portrayed as troubled Army vet Patricia Mazzei, Nicholas Nehamas, Carol Rosenberg & Jay Weaver (Miami Herald)

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The man suspected of shooting 13 people at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Friday afternoon, killing five and injuring eight, is a former U.S. Army combat engineer who flew to South Florida from Alaska — where he had received mental-health treatment after disclosing he felt forced to fight for the terrorist group ISIS. Federal investigators believe Esteban Santiago, 26, landed …

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Nearly 40 Killed in New Year’s Terrorist Attack in IstanbulBy Humeyra Pamuk and Nick Tattersall (Reuters)


ISTANBUL, Jan 1 – A gunman opened fire on New Year revellers at a packed nightclub on the shores of Istanbul’s Bosphorus waterway on Sunday killing at least 39 people, including many foreigners, then fled the scene. Some people jumped into the Bosphorus waters to save themselves after the attacker opened fire at random in the Reina nightclub just over …

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Berlin terror attack: Islamic State claim responsibility as police launch new manhunt for armed gunman Justin Huggler, Berlin Peter Foster, Europe Editor Harriet Alexander Chiara Palazzo Nick Allen (The Telegraph) Dec 20, 2016

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Islamic State claimed responsibility for the Berlin terror attack which killed 12 people and injured nearly 50. The group’s Amaq news agency said in a statement that “the person who carried out the truck run over attack in Berlin is a soldier of the Islamic State and carried out the attack in response to calls for targeting citizens of the …

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Mastermind of Quetta Civil Hospital carnage killed, says Sarfraz BugtiSyed Ali Shah Dawn.com (Dec 5, 2016)


Security forces on Monday killed the mastermind of the Quetta Civil Hospital bombing along with four other high-profile militants during an operation in Balochistan’s Pishin district, said Balochistan’s Home Minister Mir Sarfaraz Ahmed Bugti. “Jehangir Badini, mastermind behind the attack on Quetta’s Civil Hospital was killed during the operation,” said Bugti. Bugti was talking to the media at a press …

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IS commander killed near Islamabad: officialsXinhua news agency

ISLAMABAD, Nov. 18 — Pakistani anti-terrorism personnel killed a commander of the militant group Islamic State (IS) near the country’s capital of Islamabad on Friday, officials said. Two members of the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) were also injured when Ehsan Sattai, the IS commander, in exchange of firing, in the outskirts of Murree, a scenic town, some 50 kilometers from …

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IS Claimed Bombing Kills at Least 52 in Khuzdar BombingBy Mohammad Zafar The Express Tribune


Quetta, Nov 13: A suicide bomber detonated his vest in the midst of devotees at a packed shrine in a remote area of Khuzdar district Saturday evening, killing at least 52 and maiming more than 100. Officials fear the death toll might go up as rescuers were scrambling to reach the shrine, located in the dirt-poor mountainous region where medical …

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At least 30 killed, 70 injured in blast at Khuzdar shrineDawn.com | Ismail Sasoli (Nov 12, 2016)


At least 30 people were killed and 70 were injured on Saturday in an explosion at the shrine of Shah Norani in Khuzdar district of Balochistan, DawnNews reported. “30 people have been killed and 70 injured in the blast including women and children,” said Tehsildar Javed Iqbal. He added women and children are among the casualties. The explosion took place …

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Pakistani cadets ran, jumped from windows to flee militantsBy Abdul Sattar & Munir Ahmed Oct 25, 2016 Associated Press


QUETTA, Pakistan — Survivors of a Monday night attack that killed 61 people at a Pakistani police academy described chaotic scenes of gunfire and explosions, with militants shooting anyone they saw and cadets running for their lives and jumping from windows and rooftops. A Taliban splinter group and an affiliate of the Islamic State group made competing claims of responsibility …

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