Tag: Militants

Nigeria militants claim hitting oil pipeline in delta

WARRI: A militant faction in Nigeria's restive Niger Delta said on Monday it had ruptured an oil pipeline in response to what it said was the killing of innocent civilians during a military offensive last week.
The Niger Delta Liberation Force (NDLF) said it had struck what it described as a "major pipeline" belonging to state-run oil firm the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) close to the Batan flow station late on Sunday night. NNPC declined to comment and there

Militants kill FC constable, 3 militants killed in retaliation

QUETTA: A Frontier Corps Balochistan constable was killed in a militants attack and five others including a major got injured in Khuzdar district on Friday, however three attackers were also killed in the retaliation of FC personnel.
Frontier Corps spokesman Murtaza Baig confirmed the incident, saying that a FC convoy was going to Khuzdar from Soorab at midnight when some miscreants fired at it that wounded 6 FC personnel, including a major.
In the return fire of the FC men

Punjab govt credibility at stake after WikiLeaks exposure

LAHORE: After Wikileaks' revelation that Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif tipped off Jamaatud Dawa (JD), a banned militant outfit, about expected UN sanctions well before time which helped JD empty its bank accounts, a big question mark has been put on the credibility of the Punjab government.
The Punjab government is already in hot waters due to its soft corner for extremist organisations and disclosure by WikiLeaks has strengthened the growing belief that there are close

US drones kill 3 militants in NWA

PESHAWAR: At least three suspected militants were killed when a vehicle was hit by two missiles fired by a US drone in the North Waziristan Agency on Friday.
The US drone targeted the vehicle carrying militants with two missiles at Peeran village near Miranshah. All three passengers were killed and the vehicle was completely destroyed.
The identity of the killed could not be ascertained. However, local tribesmen said they included foreigners.

Drone missiles kill three militants in North Waziristan

PESHAWAR: At least three militants were killed and one injured when a vehicle was hit by two missiles fired by US drones in North Waziristan on Friday.
A vehicle carrying suspected militants near Machikhel village in Mirali area was hit by two missiles, killing the three men and injuring the fourth.
"Two missiles were fired on a vehicle.
So far three militants are confirmed killed in this attack," a senior security official said.
The identity of killed could not

Seven militants killed in Swat

MINGORA/WANA: At least seven militants were killed and a soldier of the security forces was injured in clashes in scattered areas of Swat's Matta tehsil on Sunday.
The clashes between the security forces and militants started late on Saturday and continued until Sunday noon in Shughdara, Arkot and Rorengar villages. The militants killed in the clashes were identified as Ghafoor Khan, Naseebullah, Muhammad Ali, Ibrahim, Inayatullah, Jamal and Azeem.
Officials said they had

US drones kill nine militants in Waziristan

MIRANSHAH: US drone strikes targeted militant vehicles in North Waziristan Agency on Sunday, killing nine terrorists, security officials said. Two missiles were fired at a vehicle soon after it left a militant compound near Miranshah, a security official said.
"The attack blew up the vehicle and also damaged the compound. Five militants were killed, they had been inside the vehicle, which was destroyed in the attack," the official said from Miranshah. Another official, in the

President calls for concerted effort to take on militants

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday said concerted efforts needed to be undertaken to take militants to task and neutralise ambitions of these stateless actors.
Talking to ambassadors of some FoDP countries over dinner at the presidency, Zardari welcomed the Summit-level dialogues with the European Union, saying Pakistan desired to have a comprehensive partnership with the EU and the interaction should be on a regular basis. He said there was a dire need to

Militants kill man in North Waziristan

PESHAWAR: The militants shot Khatibullah to death on Tuesday in their own judicial procedure in North Waziristan, after labeling him as American spy, the tribal sources said.
Khatibullah, a 25 year-old from Mosaki village in North Waziristan, was kidnapped from the market two weeks ago by some unidentified armed men.
A newly emerged militant group named as the Jaish-e-Khurassan or Ittehad-e-Khurassan killed Khatibullah on the charges of spying for the American forces.

Militants seize district in volatile Afghan province

GHAZNI: A large number of insurgents attacked and seized a district in an Afghan province on Sunday night, officials said, the latest in a string of assaults on foreign and government targets.
Mohammad Yaseen, police commander for Khogyani district in Ghazni province, southwest of Kabul, told Reuters the militants had set fire to the district headquarters and police had suffered casualties defending the area.
Yaseen, who fled to the provincial capital, Ghazni city, did not

Militants get their ‘share’ in FATA development funds

PESHAWAR: The militant groups in the volatile Federally Administrated Tribal Agencies (FATA) are taking their 'share' from the development funds, it has been learnt reliably.
Sources privy to the matter revealed to Pakistan Today that the militants would not oppose any development work in areas under their complete control once they got their 'share'. They said the militants were getting 15 to 20 percent of the money being spent in the development projects, which would some times

3 hurt as militants attack NATO truck in Pabbi

PESHAWAR: Taliban armed with assault rifles fired at two NATO tankers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Monday, injuring three people, police and local officials said.
"Around eight militants in two cars intercepted two oil tankers near the town of Pabbi on the GT Road and fired at them with Kalashnikovs," local police official Hayat Khan told AFP.
"Two drivers and a helper were injured and taken to hospital in Peshawar. Their condition is stable now," Khan said, adding that oil

US drone strike kills five militants in North Waziristan

MIRANSHAH: A US missile strike by a drone killed at least five militants in Pakistan's North Waziristan Agency on Monday, security officials said.
The attack targeted militants sleeping at a compound in Haider Khel village of Mir Ali district in North Waziristan, 25 kilometres east of Miranshah. "Five militants were killed," said a senior security official on condition of anonymity.
"The drone fired two missiles," he added. "The compound belonged to local tribesman Ahmad Ali

Militants threaten attacks on Bari Imam and Golra Sharif shrines

ISLAMABAD: Bari Imam and Golra Sharif shrines have received fresh threats of terrorism that endanger the life of hundreds of devotees visit the shrines everyday.
The managements of shrines informed the law enforcement agencies on Thursday that they had received fresh threats from unknown people saying they would carry out subversive acts on the shrines. "The threats have intensified fears and concerns among the devotees about their safety", a police official told the Pakistan

Police comb Shah Di Khoi for militants, net PU employees

The Muslim Town Police conducted a late night search operation in the Shah Di Khoi area last week following information that militants were hiding there. They took eight suspects into custody that night, only to find out later that three of them were employees of the Punjab University, sources said on Tuesday.
The sources in Muslim Town police station said that police had been monitoring Shah Di Khoi for the last one month, as they had received a tip-off that

Militants stage deadly raid on Chechen parliament

GROZNY: Militants on Tuesday stormed parliament in Russia's conflict-torn region of Chechnya, holding deputies and gunning down three people, before being killed in a bloody standoff with security forces.
The group of up to four militants broke into the parliament building in the Chechen capital Grozny early in the morning, sparking fears of a major hostage crisis before security forces moved in. The dramatic raid was a major blow to Kremlin claims that stability has returned to

Drone strike kills another seven militants in N Waziristan

At least seven suspected militants were killed and another injured when a drone targeted a terrorist compound in Shewa area of North Waziristan on Sunday.
Shewa is situated on the juncture of North Waziristan with both Thall area of Hangu district and Kurram Agency. Shewa is considered a transit station for militants traveling across the region.
The drone fired four missiles at the compound, also destroying two vehicles parked outside.
The identity of