Peter Oborne 23 February 2019 9:00 AM 23 February 2019 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Islamabad Six months into Imran Khan’s premiership and the new Pakistan prime minister has been plunged into his first major foreign crisis. Last week, a suicide bomber attacked Indian soldiers in Kashmir, killing more than 40 paramilitary troops. Simultaneously, another suicide attack massacred 27 members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard near the Pakistani border of Iran’s troubled Sistan and Baluchestan Province. Khan has spent the early months of his premiership attempting to strengthen links with neighbours. He stretched out the hand of friendship to India. He opened the Kartarpur corridor to allow the visa-free passage of Sikh pilgrims. He has warmed up Pakistan’s old alliance with Iran, while working hard to flatter her bitter enemy Saudi Arabia. In a series of whistle-stop tours of the Gulf, he has mended relations … [Read more...] about Who’s really to blame for Pakistan’s terror attacks?
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Three dead in Iran terror attack – report BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A “terrorist attack” has killed at least three people and wounded several others in the south-eastern port city of Chabahar, Iranian state television says. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/three-dead-in-iran-terror-attack-report-37600719.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/article37600718.ece/792be/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_676ca112-e0bc-4b38-8e2b-9e6a2fc861c2_1 Email A “terrorist attack” has killed at least three people and wounded several others in the south-eastern port city of Chabahar, Iranian state television says. It reported there were sounds of explosions and shooting in the city on Thursday. Details were sketchy as the situation was still developing. Chabahar, near Iran’s border with Pakistan on the Sea of Oman, is home to a new port recently built and is an economic free zone for the country. State authorities did not identify who was … [Read more...] about Three dead in Iran terror attack – report
The US has announced a $5 million reward for information leading to the arrest or conviction in any country of any individual who committed, conspired, aided or abetted the terror attacks in Mumbai, India on 26 November 2008. This is the second time that the US is announcing such reward, as the first such announcement did not yield any result. READ MORE: US Supplies More 'Missiles, Howitzers, Machine Guns' to SDF – Spokesman The Department of State Rewards for Justice (RFJ) Program is offering a new reward for up to $5 million for information leading to the arrest or conviction of any individual who was involved in planning or facilitating 2008 Mumbai attack: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pic.twitter.com/5oN43VAJEz — ANI (@ANI) November 26, 2018 © AP Photo / Rafiq MaqboolIndian Navy on Alert for Potential Terror Attack - ReportsThe plea bargain said that he would not … [Read more...] about American Hypocrisy at Play on 10th Anniversary of Mumbai Terror Attack
India marks the tenth anniversary on Monday of the Mumbai terror attacks that left 166 people dead and hundreds more injured. On November 26, 2008 Islamist militants from Pakistan unleashed a wave of violence across India's financial capital that lasted three days and played out on TV news channels around the world. They struck several targets in a series of co-ordinated attacks, including luxury hotels, the city's main railway station, a restaurant popular with tourists and a Jewish centre. The ten attackers -- who were armed with AK-47 assault rifles and hand grenades -- belonged to Pakistan-based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). Mumbai's police force will remember the more than a dozen officers who were killed, many while fighting the militants, in a ceremony starting at 09:30 am (0400 GMT). Relatives of the victims will lay wreaths at a police memorial honouring the dead. The chief minister of Maharashtra state, of which Mumbai is the capital, will attend the ceremony. … [Read more...] about India marks tenth anniversary of Mumbai terror attacks
Ten years ago next week Islamist militants from Pakistan laid siege to India's financial capital Mumbai for three days, killing 166 people and injuring hundreds more. Here is a recap of the coordinated terror attacks and their aftermath: - What happened? - Shortly after 8:00 pm (1430 GMT) on Wednesday November 26, 2008, 10 extremists landed a dinghy at a fishing district in the south of Mumbai after travelling from Karachi by sea. En route they had hijacked an Indian fishing trawler, killing four crew members before throwing their bodies overboard and slitting the captain's throat. The attackers -- armed with AK-47 assault rifles and hand grenades -- disembarked the dinghy, split into groups of two and headed to their carefully chosen targets. Mohammed Kasab, who would be the only gunman caught alive, and Ismail Khan went to the city's main railway station where they killed almost 60 people, wounding at least 100 others. They also shot dead six police officers, including the head of … [Read more...] about Mumbai 2008 terror attacks: the key questions