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Another IED recovered in poll-bound Meghalaya

Tura (Meghalaya), Feb 20 (IANS) Averting a major tragedy, Special Force-10 commandos on Tuesday recovered another Improvised Explosive Device (IED) left by the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels in poll-bound Meghalaya's East Garo Hills district, police said. The 5-kg bomb was recovered on the roadside of Cherangre area and it was later detonated on the spot, Meghalaya Police Ch...

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Meghalaya CM slams Rajnath's remark on security

Tura (Meghalaya), Feb 20 (IANS) Countering Home Minister Rajnath Singh's statement that the murder of an election candidate was proof of lawlessness in Meghalaya, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Tuesday said his government has never compromised on tackling insurgency and restoring peace in the state. His (Singh's) remark on lawlessness in the state was 'unbecoming'. It is the most irrespo...

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Meghalaya's Congress government flayed over NCP candidate's killing

Williamnagar/Shillong, Feb 19 (IANS) The Congress-led Meghalaya government on Monday came in for criticism from leaders of various political parties, including Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, over the killing of NCP leader Jonathone N. Sangma and others. Rajnath Singh, who is also a senior BJP leader, said the incident indicated utter chaos and lawlessness in the northeastern state wh...

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Three IEDs recovered from busy Jharkhand road

Ranchi, Feb 19 (IANS) Three improvised explosive devices (IEDs) planted under a tarred road were recovered by the security forces in Jharkhand's Gumla district on Monday, police said. According to the police, two wires were spotted at the road near Anjandham in Gumla district. The villagers informed the police, who reached the spot with JCB machines and a bomb disposal squad. The...

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Israel foils assassination of Defense Minister

Tel Aviv, Feb 19 (IANS) Israeli security agency Shin Bet on Sunday said it thwarted a plot by Palestinian militants to carry out a bombing attack against Israel's Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman. Six members of a Palestinian cell associated with the Islamic Jihad militant group were arrested in recent weeks, Xinhua quoted Shin Bet as saying in a statement. The cell members, al...

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NCP candidate among 4 killed in poll-bound Meghalaya

Shillong, Feb 19 (IANS) Four people, including Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) candidate Jonathone Nengminza Sangma, were killed while three others injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in poll-bound Meghalaya's East Garo Hills district on Sunday, an official said. The incident took place around 7.30 p.m. at Sawilgre village, about 14 km from Samanda Block, when the cand...

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Afghan Army defuses 234 IEDs, landmines

Kabul, Feb 18 (IANS) Around 234 different types of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and landmines have been detected and defused over the last 24 hours, the Afghan Defence Ministry said on Sunday. Afghan National Army engineering teams and bomb disposal units launched operations to clear landmines in different provinces since early Saturday. They found and defused 234 different IEDs a...

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Egypt kills 16 militants

Cairo, Feb 11 (IANS) Egypt's armed forces on Sunday announced that 16 alleged militants had been killed as part of a new security offensive in the northern and central Sinai Peninsula. Col Tamer al-Refaei said an additional 34 suspects were arrested during the offensive, dubbed Operation Sinai 2018, which started on Friday in the restive peninsula and other parts of the country, accordin...

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US drone strike kills 2 IS militants in Afghanistan

Kabul, Feb 10 (IANS) Two militants of the Islamic State (IS) group were killed in a drone strike by NATO and US-led coalition forces in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province. The strike occurred in Bandaar locality of Achin district on Friday, the provincial government said on Saturday, adding no civilian was hurt in the attack. The IS group, which emerged in Nangarhar in early 2015, ...

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Punjab Police hints at Dera connection in Maur Mandi blast

Chandigarh, Feb 9 (IANS) Just over a year after a powerful blast in a car in Maur Mandi town left seven persons dead, Punjab Police was said to be close to cracking the case and hinted at a connection with controversial Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. Police sources told IANS on Friday that investigations were in the final phase and raids were on to nab a few sus...

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US designates 3 Pakistanis as 'terrorist facilitators'

Washington, Feb 8 (IANS) The US has designated three Pakistanis as key terrorist facilitators for providing logistical support, improvised explosive devices and technological assistance to Al Qaeda, Lashkar-e-Taiba and the Taliban, as well as for working closely with Shaykh Aminullah, a well-known backer of the three terror groups. The US Department of Treasury in a press release on Wedn...

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US bomber unleashes record-setting payload in Afghanistan

Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) A US Air Force B-52 bomber launched a record-setting series of strikes this week in Afghanistan, dropping 24 precision-guided munitions on Taliban positions during 96 hours of air operations, authorities said. The 24 precision-guided munitions dropped by the B-52 Stratofortress were the most ever dropped by one of the Air Force's oldest active aircraft to destroy...

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IED recovered in poll-bound Meghalaya

Tura (Meghalaya), Feb 3 (IANS) Averting a major tragedy, SF-10 commandos recovered a roadside improvised explosive device (IED) in poll-bound Meghalaya's East Garo Hills district on Saturday, police said. The 5-kg bomb was recovered on the road near Rongre river on the way to Nengmandal area and it was later detonated on the spot, Meghalaya police chief Swaraj Bir Singh told IANS.

16 days ago
IED recovered in poll-bound Meghalaya

Tura (Meghalaya), Feb 3 (IANS) Averting a major tragedy, SF-10 commandos recovered a roadside improvised explosive device (IED) in poll-bound Meghalaya's East Garo Hills district on Saturday, police said. The 5-kg bomb was recovered on the road near Rongre river on the way to Nengmandal area and it was later detonated on the spot, Meghalaya police chief Swaraj Bir Singh told IANS.

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IED recovered in poll-bound Meghalaya

Tura (Meghalaya), Feb 3 (IANS) Averting a major tragedy, SF-10 commandos recovered a roadside improvised explosive device (IED) in poll-bound Meghalaya's East Garo Hills district on Saturday, police said. The 5-kg bomb was recovered on the road near Rongre river on the way to Nengmandal area and it was later detonated on the spot, Meghalaya police chief Swaraj Bir Singh told IANS.

16 days ago
IED recovered in poll-bound Meghalaya

Tura (Meghalaya), Feb 3 (IANS) Averting a major tragedy, SF-10 commandos recovered a roadside improvised explosive device (IED) in poll-bound Meghalaya's East Garo Hills district on Saturday, police said. The 5-kg bomb was recovered on the road near Rongre river on the way to Nengmandal area and it was later detonated on the spot, Meghalaya police chief Swaraj Bir Singh told IANS.

16 days ago
IED recovered in poll-bound Meghalaya

Tura (Meghalaya), Feb 3 (IANS) Averting a major tragedy, SF-10 commandos recovered a roadside improvised explosive device (IED) in poll-bound Meghalaya's East Garo Hills district on Saturday, police said. The 5-kg bomb was recovered on the road near Rongre river on the way to Nengmandal area and it was later detonated on the spot, Meghalaya police chief Swaraj Bir Singh told IANS.

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Two women killed in Afghanistan explosion

Kabul, Feb 2 (IANS) Two women were killed and five persons were injured in an explosion in Afghanistan's Ghani province on Friday, an official said. The incident occurred in the morning after a vehicle carrying seven persons was struck by an improvised explosive device in Cherli village in Gellan district, said a provincial government spokesman. The injured were shifted to a ne...

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Huge cache of weapons seized in Pakistan

Islamabad, Jan 26 (IANS) Pakistani security forces seized a huge cache of weapons and explosives in the northwest tribal region of Orakzai Agency on Friday. The security forces conducted an operation on receiving secret information and raided a house in the lower part of Orakzai Agency, one of Pakistan's seven mountainous tribal regions located near the Pakistan-Afghan border, Xinhua new...

24 days ago
Huge cache of weapons seized in Pakistan

Islamabad, Jan 26 (IANS) Pakistani security forces seized a huge cache of weapons and explosives in the northwest tribal region of Orakzai Agency on Friday. The security forces conducted an operation on receiving secret information and raided a house in the lower part of Orakzai Agency, one of Pakistan's seven mountainous tribal regions located near the Pakistan-Afghan border, Xinhua new...

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