Agartala, May 21 (IANS) Three militants who had fled from their hideout in Bangladesh along with two CPI-M leaders, who were kidnapped April 1 from Tripura, have surrendered to the security forces, officials said Tuesday.
Lucknow, May 21 (IANS) The ruling Samajwadi Party's decision to withdraw cases against terror accused and slap cases against police officers, apparently to appease Muslim voters in Uttar Pradesh, would play havoc with the morale of the police, serving and former officers say. "Who will work to nab terrorists after this? If vote bank politics is allowed to continue like this, no sane cop will put himself in danger in the line of duty," a senior officer of the Uttar Pradesh Police's anti-terrorist squad said.
Shillong, May 20 (IANS) Suspected United Achik Liberation Army (UALA) militants shot five migrant coal miners Monday in Meghalaya's South Garo Hills district, police said. The miners, whose identity are yet to be established, were killed at Darangdura coal mining area, 510 km from Shillong, police said. Though no militant group has claimed responsibility, police suspect the involvement of UALA, a splinter group of the breakaway faction of the Achik National Volunteers Council (ANVC-B) headed by Singbirth N.
Moscow, May 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Police killed two suspected militants and detained another in a special operation outside Moscow Monday, preventing a terror attack in the capital, the National Anti-terrorism Committee said. The special operation took place in Orekhovo-Zuyevo in the Moscow region. "The militants were besieged in the course of a special operation, but opened fire after they were asked to surrender.
Moscow, May 20 (IANS) At least four people were killed and 35 others injured Monday in twin car bombings in Russia's North Caucasus region, officials said.
Islamabad, May 20 (IANS) The Taliban's offer for peace talks should be taken seriously as every issue cannot be solved through use of power and bullet, Pakistan's prime minister-designate Nawaz Sharif said Monday. Holding negotiations was the only way to effectively solve problems, he said.
Baghdad, May 20 (IANS) A series of car bombings and shootings, mainly targeting Shia Muslim areas across Iraq, Monday killed at least 61 people, including Iranian pilgrims, and wounded around 200 others, officials said. The worst violence occurred in Baghdad, when eight car bombs and a roadside bomb ripped through bus stops, marketplaces and other crowded areas in Shia neighbourhoods in the capital city, killing 12 people and wounding 109, Xinhua reported. In Iraq's oil-rich city of Basra, 550 km south of Baghdad, 11 people were killed and 35 wounded when two car bombs went off almost simultaneously
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Two elderly and ailing convicts in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case were respectively brought on a stretcher and a wheelchair to surrender before a TADA Special Court here Monday to serve their sentence. While Zaibunissa Kazi, 75, suffering from multiple ailments including cancer, was brought on a wheelchair, Sharif 'Dada' Parkar, 80, was brought in an ambulance on a stretcher before Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (TADA) Special Judge G.A.
Moscow, May 20 (IANS) At least eight people were killed Monday in twin car bombings in Russia's North Caucasus region, officials said.
Baghdad, May 20 (IANS) At least 22 people were killed and more than 130 others injured in a string of nine car bombings Monday in the Iraqi capital and in the southern oil hub of Basra, police said.