LAHORE: Police on Saturday arrested two suspected Al-Qaeda operatives in Sargodha who were allegedly planning attacks during Muharram processions, said police officials. Security officials also claimed that the two had trained in Afghanistan. Law enforcement officials recovered a large cache of arms and ammunition, which included five hand grenades, 37 RPG rounds, suicide vests, seven Kalashnikov assault rifles, and 695 bullets. “Police has been carrying out raids in various areas of Punjab on the directives of Punjab Inspector-General Mushtaq Ahmed Sukhera to ensure security for the mourners,” said Sargodha RegionalRead More
NEW DELHI: In a tweet to his fans the 42-year-old actor, “missed connecting flight at Istanbul and were stuck at airport. Next flight was next day, but took economy and flew out earlier.” The actor was on a vacation to Spain and Africa with his two sons and was returning to India via Turkey, Indian media reported. He had earlier tweeted that he was visiting Africa.
ISTANBUL: A gun and bomb attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk international airport has killed at least 41 people including 13 foreign nationals and injured more than 140, officials say. Three attackers opened fire near an entry point to the terminal late on Tuesday and blew themselves up after police fired at them, officials say. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said early signs suggested the so-called Islamic State was behind the attack. Recent bombings have been linked to either IS or Kurdish separatists. Tuesday’s attack looked like a major co-ordinated assault. Ataturk airport wasRead More
PESHAWAR: Two security personnel were killed and one injured Friday in North Waziristan’s Ghulam Khan area when militants opened fire at a security forces’ vehicle. According to security sources, militants targeted a security forces’ vehicle which was patrolling the area as per routine. Two security men were killed whereas one sustained injuries. The casualties were shifted to Miramshah hospital after the incident. The semi-autonomous tribal areas on the Afghan border have for years been a hideout for militants of all stripes, including Al Qaeda and the Pakistani Taliban as wellRead More
KARACHI: Seven militants were killed in raids by security forces in Karachi, a military official said Tuesday. Brig Gen Mohammad Khurram told reporters that the two overnight raids came after reports that militants from Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) planned to attack a security forces headquarters near the airport. Khurram said that in the first raid, three militants were trapped in a building and killed themselves by detonating explosive vests. He added that in the second raid, security forces killed three militants while a fourth blew himself up. After the Pakistani armyRead More