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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ISIS claims responsibility for Pakistan shrine bomb blast that killed 10, wounded 60

An injured boy victim of bomb blast at a Sufi shrine, is treated at a local hospital in Hub town near Karachi, Pakistan, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016. Pakistani police say a bomb blast at a Sufi shrine has killed several people and wounded many others in the country's southwest. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

The blast comes ahead of the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharaif’s pre-planned trip to the province, where he will see off the first Chinese shipping consignment to Africa from Gwadar port. Quetta : A powerful bomb blast at a Sufi shrine killed at least 10 and wounded 60 others Saturday in southwestern Baluchistan province, officials said. The Islamic State group claimed

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NIA may question Pakistani Islamic State man held in Europe on 26/11 links

Pakistani national Mohammad Ghani Usman

New Delhi : Pakistani national Mohammad Ghani Usman, a veteran bombmaker of Lashkar-e-Taiba, who was arrested in Austria earlier this year and charged by France for November 2015 Paris attacks, may soon face Indian investigators. Top officials said NIA wants to interrogate 35-year-old Usman, who later joined Islamic State, to find out if the “expert bomb-maker” of the LeT played

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ISIS Threat In Pakistan: Islamic State Violence Continues With Death Of Intelligence Officer

ISIS Threat In Pakistan: Islamic State Violence Continues With Death Of Intelligence Officer

Lahore : Islamic State supporters fatally shot an intelligence officer in Pakistan Monday in the latest act of violence from militants with the group also known as ISIS in the country battling multiple terrorist threats. The suspects used an a 9mm pistol as they were traveling on a motorcycle. Akbar Ali, an intelligence sub-inspector, was waiting at a local bus

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Afghans evicted from Pakistan could be recruited by Islamic State, aid agencies warn

Afghans evicted from Pakistan could be recruited by Islamic State

Kabul : Aid agencies in Afghanistan are worried that huge numbers of refugees sent back from Pakistan could be recruited by insurgents. The aid-dependent country’s leaders secured around $20 billion from Western countries until 2020 at the conference, with the European Union pledging $1.75 billion per year. However that aid followed Afghanistan agreeing to take back its citizens refused refugee

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Pakistan arrests four Islamic State plotters after saying group thwarted

Pakistan arrests four Islamic State plotters after saying group thwarted

Lahore : Pakistani authorities on Friday said they had arrested four Islamic State militants plotting attacks in the city of Lahore, just weeks after the military declared it had halted the Middle East-based movement’s expansion into the country. The four were plotting attacks on government targets when they were seized in a raid along with 1.6 kg (3.5 lb) of

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Pakistan military admits Islamic State presence in country for the first time

Pakistan military admits Islamic State presence in country for the first time

  Rawalpindi : Pakistan’s military on Thursday admitted for the first time that the Islamic State group had a presence in the country but said it had apprehended hundreds of its militants and prevented them from carrying out major attacks. The army’s spokesman Lieutenant General Asim Bajwa said forces had foiled planned attacks by IS on foreign embassies and Islamabad

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Afghan Experts Accuse Pakistan of Backing Islamic State Ops in Afghanistan

Afghan Experts Accuse Pakistan of Backing Islamic State Ops in Afghanistan

Pakistan is funding the Afghanistan-based terrorist activities of the regional Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) branch, Afghan political experts have declared, echoing a national security adviser for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. Kabul : The experts claimed that Pakistan is also mobilizing the Taliban under the guise of ISIS, adding that other nations were coordinating with Pakistan in funding jihadist groups like ISIS,

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