Pakistan says it has arrested three Islamic State members

Pakistan says it has arrested three Islamic State members

Lahore (Reuters) : Counter-terrorist police raided a building in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Sunday and arrested three men affiliated with Islamic State who were planning to attack government buildings, authorities said on Monday. The raid came as police said that the Pakistani Sunni extremist group Lashkar e Janghvi had been seeking to build relations with Islamic State

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Pakistan proves slippery target for Islamic State

Pakistan proves slippery target for Islamic State

Islamabad : As investigators probe connections between the Orlando killer and the Islamic State group, analysts say the jihadists are struggling to gain a foothold in one country repeatedly linked to their high-profile attacks: Pakistan. White House hopeful Donald Trump mentioned Pakistan in a speech this week in New Hampshire as he doubled down on anti-immigration threats in the wake

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Kashmir must be under caliphate, not Pakistan: Islamic State

Kashmir must be under caliphate, not Pakistan: Islamic State

New Delhi : Islamic State members want Kashmir under its caliphate rather than Pakistan or jihadi groups like the Lashkar-e-Taiba, underlining the outfit’s dismissive view of Pakistan and groups it controls as compromised outfits that do not conform to its extreme interpretation of religious law. Web chats of IS members from different countries, including India, that are part of a

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ISI may be backing Islamic State in Afghanistan-Pakistan region

ISI may be backing Islamic State in Af-Pak region

New Delhi : As echoes of the Islamic State resonate with rising frequency in the sub-continent, the Indian security establishment faces a conundrum over the identity of the force driving this newest terror group on the map. One section is veering around to the view that Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) is behind the so-called terrorist group in the Af-Pak region.

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As Al Qaeda slips and ISIS gains, Pakistan will be the test-tube for the next jihad

Strangely, Pakistan is not into navel-gazing after the latest death. It is busy getting angry with America and its rascally ally in the region, India.

Strangely, Pakistan is not into navel-gazing after the latest death Islamabad : On May 21, an American drone killed the Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour after he had crossed into Pakistan’s Balochistan province from Iran. Washington said he was killed because he blocked peace in Afghanistan and got American soldiers killed. Pakistan didn’t know how to respond. The foreign

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ISIS getting support, training from Pakistan, Afghanistan, says Syria’s top cleric

ISIS getting support, training from Pakistan, Afghanistan, says Syria's top cleric

New Delhi : Sheikh Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun, the Grand Mufti of Syria, has claimed that countries like Pakistan and Afghanistan were providing strategic and logistic support to the ISIS. In an exclusive interview with India Today’s Sanjay Bragta, Hassoun hailed India as Syria’s ‘all weather friend’ while claiming that ISIS fighters were being trained in the Tora Bora region of

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Pakistan Warns of Islamic State’s Growing Reach

Pakistani personnel from the Special Combat Unit take part in a security drill at a local

Islamabad : A senior Pakistani intelligence official admitted on Wednesday that the Islamic State group (IS) is a growing threat in Pakistan, according to media reports. It was the strongest admission by a high-ranking government official of an IS footprint in Pakistan. Officially, Islamabad has consistently denied that IS has a presence there. Aftab Sultan, the General Director General of

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