Saudi Arabia says arrests 17 Islamic State attack plotters

Saudi security forces get ready to raid a house during a mock exercise at their training centre in Riyadh.  Saudi security forces get ready to raid a house during a mock exercise at their training centre in Riyadh February 9, 2005. Saudi Arabia, battling an al Qaeda campaign, vowed to fight terrorism to the end but warned that the war in the world's biggest oil exporter would be bitter and long. REUTERS/Zainal Abd Halim

Riyadh : Saudi Arabia has arrested 17 suspected Islamic State sympathizers accused of plotting attacks on religious officials, security forces, civilian districts and economic and military targets, the interior ministry said on Monday. Fourteen of those arrested are Saudi nationals, including one woman, ministry spokesman Mansour al-Turki told state television news channel Ekhbariya, which broadcast photographs of the accused. The

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Islamic State claims responsibility for second Quetta attack that left 13 injured

Islamic State claims responsibility for second Quetta attack that left 13 injured

Quetta : 13 August, the SITE intelligence group declared that the Islamic State (IS) militant group has claimed responsibility for the second terror attack that hit Quetta last week, leaving 13 people injured. The Dawn quoted SITE’s report, which said that the IS claimed the attack on its Telegram channel, al-Bayan Radio and Twitter. The attack came days after a

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In new video, ISIS warns of more Bangladesh attacks

The video is believed to have been issued from Raqqah. (source: SITE/twitter)

The 5-minute-55-second video features three Bangla-speaking youths believed to be Bangladeshi Islamic State fighters in Raqqah, Syria. Raqqa : The Islamic State’s Wilayat ar-Raqqah (ar-Raqqah province) on Tuesday released a new video titled ‘To the braves of the Caliphate in Bangladesh’, praising terrorists who attacked Dhaka’s Holey Artisan Bakery, and threatening more attacks in the future. The 5-minute-55-second video features

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Afghan District Police Chief Among 6 Killed in Islamic State Attack

Afghan District Police Chief Among 6 Killed in IS Attack

Islamabad : Afghan officials said Islamic State militants have killed at least six security forces, including a district police chief, in a predawn attack in eastern Afghanistan. The assault on the police headquarters in the Haska Mena district in Nangarhar province, which borders Pakistan, triggered an hourslong intense firefight that left at least 15 Islamic State assailants dead and seven

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ISIS calls for more attacks on West during Ramadan

ISIS calls for more attacks on West during Ramadan

Middle East : A recording released online, purportedly from ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, has called for further attacks against the West. The recording urges followers to carry out attacks during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which begins in early June. The roughly half-hour message in Arabic acknowledges losses against the anti-ISIS coalition but asserted the jihadist group would

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Turkish police warn of possible Islamic State attacks: media

Turkish police officers stand guard near the Blue Mosque in Istanbul's tourist hub of Sultanahmet on January 13, 2016, a day after an attack. 
Turkish authorities probed how a jihadist from Syria killed 10 mainly German tourists in an attack in the heart of Istanbul that raised alarm over security in the city. / AFP / BULENT KILIC        (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Ankara : Turkish police have issued a nationwide warning about possible Islamic State attacks on Thursday’s national holiday, state media said, with military facilities seen as targets after the army stepped up attacks on the militants in Syria. Both Islamic State (IS) and Kurdish militants have staged bomb attacks in Turkey in recent months, fuelling concern about the spillover of

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