Sunday, April 21, 2019

Afghanistan: Islamic State Khorasan (ISIS-K) claims responsibility for deadly attack on Afghanistan Communications Ministry


Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack at the communications ministry in the Afghan capital Kabul that killed seven people, the militant group’s Amaq news agency said on Sunday.

Saturday’s attack began when a suicide bomber detonated explosives just outside the ministry building and three other assailants then entered the premises.

[Read More…]

Sri Lanka: Over 200 killed and hundreds injured in series of blasts at hotels and churches


A series of eight explosions rocked Catholic churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka as Christians began Easter Sunday celebrations, with over 200 killed and hundreds injured, media reported, citing police.

The blasts started at around 8:45am local time at St. Anthony’s Church in Colombo and St. Sebastian’s Church in Negombo, a Catholic-majority town outside of the capital. The Zion Church in Batticaloa on the eastern coast was also targeted.

[Read More…]

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Pakistan: Islamic State’s Khorasan Province (ISKP) claims responsibility for deadly suicide attack in Quetta


The Islamic State Saturday claimed responsibility for a suicide attack that killed 21 people and wounded more than 50 others in Quetta, the provincial capital of Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province.

A suicide bomber blew himself in the Hazarganj fruits and vegetable market in Quetta on Friday morning, in an attack believed to be targeting the minority Hazara Shia community.

[Read More…]

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Philippines: Philippine troops kill 12 Abu Sayyaf militants in clashes


The Philippine military says 12 Abu Sayyaf militants have been killed in clashes as army troops pressed an offensive in a southern province after the extremists were blamed for the deadly bombing of a Roman Catholic cathedral.

The military’s Western Mindanao Command says the 12 militants were killed in four separate clashes Thursday in mountainous Patikul town in Sulu province. The bodies of two of the slain militants were retrieved.

[Read More…]

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Burma-Myanmar: Fresh clashes between Arakan Army (AA) and Burmese army in Rakhine state


Fighting between the Myanmar army and ethnic Rakhine rebels has escalated in the western state’s temple-studded town of Mrauk U, sources confirmed Wednesday (Apr 10), with reports of military jets streaking across the sky.

Riven by complex ethnic and religious divides, Rakhine state was the epicentre of a brutal military campaign in 2017 that forced some 740,000 Rohingya Muslims over the border into Bangladesh.

[Read More…]