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Terrorism

Aafia-Siddiqui
Aafia Siddiqui-Pakistan born neuroscientist who became Lady Al Qaeda
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The suspect stormed the Congregation Beth Israel, in Colleyville, for Aafia Siddiqui, a known terrorist who is incarcerated at Carswell Air Force Base near Fort Worth, and he was demanding for her release, according to police sources, the report said. Siddiqui was arrested in Afghanistan in 2008 by local forces who found her with two kilos of poison sodium cyanide and plans for chemical attacks on New York's Brooklyn Bridge and the Empire State Building.
Eshanullah-Ehsan
ISI forced me to lie about India funding anti-Pakistan terror groups: Former TTP spokesperson Ehsanullah Ehsan
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In his recently published blog, Ehsan also says that the ISI offered him money to come back to the country after his escape in 2020, adding the Pakistani spy agency's overtures to him and his associates included “millions of dollars” as well as land and housing properties in the Punjab province to secure his return back to Pakistan or maintain silence over his still-unexplained surrender back in 2017 as well as mysterious “escape” from prison in 2020.
city-hall-Almaty
Kazakhstan garners support for restoring peace after unrest
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The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), a Moscow-led military alliance, held an extraordinary session via video link on Monday, when leaders of the member states showed solidarity with the Kazakh authorities, reports xinhua news agency. According to President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the CSTO has deployed 2,030 peacekeeping troops with 250 pieces of equipment to Kazakhstan to protect key facilities in the country.
Terrorism-Pakistan
Militant attacks in Pakistan witnessed a 56% jump
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The lethality of terror attacks rose by 46 per cent in 2021 with 388 total deaths of which 184 were civilians. The remaining 192 of those killed were security forces personnel, a 66 per cent increase in the casualties of Pakistani security forces from the year before. Over 600 people were injured in the terror attacks of 2021, including 389 civilians and 217 security forces personnel, the report said.
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Democratic-Republic-of-Congo
8 dead in suicide bomb attack in Congo on Christmas
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In a provisional assessment provided on Saturday night by General Ekenge Sylvain, spokesman for the governor of the North Kivu province, at least six people, including the suicide bomber, were killed and 13 others wounded in this "terrorist attack" in the city of Beni. According to the update delivered this Sunday morning by the medical director of the General Hospital of Beni, two other people died from the serious injuries caused by the explosion, adding that 14 other people were wounded, some in serious condition, Xinhua news agency reported.
Burkina-Faso
41 killed in Burkina Faso attack
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The incident took place on Thursday. According to the same source, the identification of the victims is still underway by the national gendarmerie, Xinhua news agency reported. The government strongly condemns this barbarity, and the president has decreed national mourning of forty-eight hours on Sunday and Monday.
Militants
Militants in Afghanistan find alternate option
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Serious concerns have been expressed by the Central Asian States as well countries in the South and South East Asian region about the possibility of Afghanistan emerging as a hub of Islamic militancy under the Taliban, thus disturbing the security situation in the country and the region.
Fawad-Chaudhry
Pakistan to face downfall after JUI win, says Pak I&B Minister
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Addressing a post-cabinet press conference, Fawad Chaudhry termed the victory as "unfortunate", as he stressed that the party "is against women's rights and is a supporter of extremist policies when it comes to religion". "Imran Khan is the leader of the federation, and it is important for the leadership and workers of PTI to put aside their differences and strengthen Imran Khan," Chaudhry said.
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Lahore
9 TTP, IS terrorists arrested in Pakistan
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In a bid to avert terror activities, the personnel of the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of Punjab police conducted more than 40 operations in different districts of the province late Saturday and arrested nine militants, Mansoor-ul-Haq Rana, senior superintendent of police of Punjab's CTD, told Xinhua news agency on Sunday.
Shibli-Faraz
Pakistani minister escapes unhurt in gun attack
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Minister Faraz was on his way to Kohat district when gunmen attacked his vehicle in which his driver got injured, Xinhua news agency quoted the Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain as saying. The driver was shifted to a nearby hospital, where his condition was stable.
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