Islamic State aims to launch ‘mass-casualty chemical attacks’ in UK : Security Minister

UK Security Minister Ben Wallace

London : Islamic State militants are keen to launch “mass-casualty attacks” on targets in the UK, as well as overseas, UK Security Minister Ben Wallace said, adding that the terrorists have “no moral objection to using chemical weapons.” “The ambition of IS or Daesh [Arabic acronym of Islamic State] is definitely mass-casualty attacks,” Wallace said in an interview with the

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Islamic State Group Flourishes and Recruits in Pakistan

Islamic State Group Flourishes and Recruits in Pakistan

Islamabad : The Islamic State group is increasing its presence in Pakistan, recruiting Uzbek militants, attracting disgruntled Taliban fighters and partnering with one of Pakistan’s most violent sectarian groups, according to police officers, Taliban officials and analysts. Its latest atrocity was an attack Saturday on a Sufi shrine in southwestern Pakistan that killed at least 50 people and wounded 100

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India Bans Use of ‘ISIS’, Unflattering ‘Daesh’ Must be Used Instead

India Bans Use of 'ISIS', Unflattering 'Daesh' Must be Used Instead

India’s Internal Security Division has ordered that terror group ISIS will now only be referred by its Arabic acronym Daesh. The word Daesh is phonetically similar to Daes or Dahes in Arabic which means intolerance and spitefulness. India hopes to lessen the lure of the terror outfit by playing on the uncomplimentary meaning of the word. New Delhi : What’s

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Scared Islamic State jihadists ‘shave beards’ as Iraqi offensive moves closer to Mosul

Scared Islamic State jihadists ‘shave beards’ as Iraqi offensive moves closer to Mosul

Mosul : Jihadists with the Islamic State group were shaving their beards and changing hideouts in Mosul, residents said, as a major Iraqi offensive moved ever closer to the city. With pressure building on the 10th day of the Mosul assault, Western defence chiefs were already looking ahead to the next target — IS’s other major stronghold of Raqa in

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Islamic State militants abduct, kill dozens of civilians in Afghanistan

Islamic State militants abduct, kill dozens of civilians in Afghanistan

Kabul : Suspected Islamic State fighters have rounded up dozens of civilians and executed them in a reprisal after police killed a militant commander in the remote Afghan province of Ghor, a provincial official said. The killings followed a militant attack on Tuesday near Feroz Koh, the capital of the central western province. “Afghan police killed a Daesh commander in

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Islamic State torches sulphur mine near Mosul; 2 civilians dead, hundreds sick

Islamic State torches sulphur mine near Mosul; 2 civilians dead, hundreds sick

Mosul : As the residents complained of coughing, headaches and nosebleeds from as far as 30 kilometers away, a small area hospital has treated around 250 people for breathing difficulties. Over 1,000 people have been treated for breathing issues arising out of the toxic fumes from a sulphur plant set ablaze by the Islamic State fighters in Mosul. IS fighters

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