Saturday, 29 January, 2022
TopicTerror attacks

Topic: terror attacks

Pakistani ‘head of sleeper cells’ arrested in Delhi was ISI-trained, came to India 14 yrs ago

Mohammad Ashraf, 40, lived in Delhi's Laxmi Nagar area and was tasked with carrying out terror attacks during the festival season, police say.

Decline in terror incidents in J&K in last 3 years, rise in instances of shelling, says govt

Answering a question in Rajya Sabha, MoS for Home G Kishan Reddy said terror incidents in Jammu and Kashmir have come down from 614 in 2018 to 244 in 2020.

Indian-origin teen detained in Singapore for planning mosque attacks after watching IS videos

The boy, a Christian, had watched the livestream killing of Muslims at Christchurch in New Zealand on 15 March 2019, and planned to carry out his attack on its second anniversary.

US could face a chronic domestic terror problem, warn security experts

The Trump presidency emboldened a cabal of armed groups with a far-Right agenda. Seeing their leader out of power will only grow this feeling of frustration.

For French Muslims, every terror attack brings into question their loyalty to the republic

This is a difficult time to be French, but it is especially difficult if you are a French Muslim.

Delhi court sends 6 al Qaeda members, arrested from Bengal & Kerala, to NIA custody

The agency said that the arrested men were radicalised by Pakistan-based al Qaeda terrorists on social media & motivated to launch attacks at multiple locations, including NCR.

9 arrested ‘al Qaeda terrorists’ were planning attacks in India, wanted to send arms to Kashmir

NIA arrested 3 from Kerala and 6 from West Bengal. Agency says they were planning a series of attacks at key installations across India. Accused were radicalised through social media.

Somali terror group Al-Shabaab attacks Kenyan military base also used by US forces

Al-Shabaab claimed it had taken partial control of Camp Simba in Kenya's coastal Lamu region, while the Kenyan army said the attempted breach was repulsed.

Christchurch mosque attacks: How to stop terrorists from misusing internet tops G20 agenda

The Australian terrorist who killed 51 Muslims at two Christchurch mosques in March had livestreamed the bloodbath on Facebook.

Sri Lanka cops say 9 suicide bombers carried out bombing, death toll rises to 359

Police said nine bombers, including a woman, were involved in the massive Easter Sunday bombings, and have arrested 60 suspects so far.

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Defence

Representational image of Indian Navy ships | Photo: Commons

India carrying out more warship patrols than ever to catch China in crowded global seas

Estimated 125 foreign naval vessels are in the Indian Ocean at any given time, roughly 3 times the number deployed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks when the US invaded Afghanistan.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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