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11/10/2017

Pakistan      Five militants and a soldier killed in FATA
Pakistan      DIG among three Policemen killed in a suicide attack in Balochistan
India      Policeman shot at and injured in Jammu and Kashmir
India      Pakistan violates CFA in Jammu and Kashmir
India      Maoist explosives recovered in Chhattisgarh
India      Five militants arrested in Meghalaya
India      Indian origin woman among three persons arrested for supporting IS in Singapore
India      Trial in first IS-related case in Kerala begins
India      NIA questions two suspected IS sympathisers in Tamil Nadu
Sri Lanka      No war hero will be subject to foreign tribunals, says President Maithripala Sirisena
Bangladesh      Militants are trying to reorganize, says IGP AKM Shahidul Hoque
India      Nothing wrong in raising demand for Khalistan, says SGPC president Kirpal Singh Badungar
India      Draft MoS between HPC-D and Mizoram Government approved by apex Hmar body
Nepal      CPN-Maoist Center expels rival candidates






 
 
 
 
Pakistan
Five militants and a soldier killed in FATA

At least five militants were killed and four others wounded as Security Forces (SFs) responded to an attack by terrorists on recently established Pakistan Army posts at the Pak-Afghan border in Rajgal area of Tirah Valley in Khyber Agency of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) on November 9, reports The Nation. An Army Soldier was also killed during the incident.

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Pakistan
DIG among three Policemen killed in a suicide attack in Balochistan

Three Policemen, including a Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police, Hamid Shakil, were killed when a suicide bomber struck his motorcycle with the DIG’s vehicle on the Airport Road in Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan on November 9, reports The News. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP)-Operation, Nasebullah confirmed that DIG Hamid Shakil and two Officers - his driver and an Assistant Sub-Inspector - were killed in the attack. The suicide attack targeted the vehicle of DIG during his morning commute. Four other Policemen were also injured in the explosion. Approximately 12 to 15kg of explosives were used in the attack while a hand grenade in the hand of the suicide bomber that couldn’t explode was defused.  Four vehicles were also damaged in the blast. Hours after the explosion, Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack.

Separately, Frontier Corps (FC) and Intelligence Agencies on November 9 foiled en explosion plot after they recovered explosives fitted to a motorcycle near the Pak-Afghan border in Zhob District, reports The News.

Meanwhile, the Commander of Southern Command, Lt. Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa, met Balochistan Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai on November 9 and discussed law and order and some other matters. The Governor expressed satisfaction over the action taken by the Pakistan Army against militants across the country under Operation Radd-ul-Fasad (Operation Elimination of Discord) and said that political and military leadership concurred on the issue of militancy. Lt Gen Bajwa assured the Governor of the Pakistan Army’s cooperation to the civilian Government in maintaining peace in Balochistan.

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India
Policeman shot at and injured in Jammu and Kashmir

Militants on November 9 shot at and injured a Special Police Officer (SPO) attached with Traffic Police near the office of Deputy Commissioner Anantnag in Anantnag District, reports Daily Excelsior. The policeman was shot while he was on his routine duties.

Separately, personnel of Army’s 62-Rashtriya Rifles (RR), 3 RR, Shopian Police along with Special Operations Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on November 9 launched cordon and search operation in 13 villages of Shopian District to flush out militants, reports Daily Excelsior. The Security Forces (SFs) cordoned off Kadgam, Barbugh, Chiterwich, Imamsahab, Hillow, Manihel, Amarbugh, Badimarg, Yamrch, Munad, Gofan, Woyen and D K Pora villages in Shopian district and conducted house to house searches and were looking for militants at suspected places. However, no one was arrested during the operation. It was first such major operation in the district in 2017 after the SFs launched Operation All Out in Kashmir against militants. Sources said that the operation was launched to prevent militants from attacking the political workers, SF personnel and their families.

Also, Police on November 9 arrested an Over Ground Worker of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM), identified as Showkat Ahmad Lone, resident of Charsoo, in Kulgam District, Daily Excelsior reports. “One pistol, pistol magazine and 4 pistol rounds were recovered from his possession”, an unnamed Police spokesman said. He also said that HM’s ‘operational chief’ Riyaz Naikoo had provided weapons to some OGWs for carrying out subversive activities in District Kulgam. “These OGW’s were roaming in the area from one place to another to seek a chance to attack on police security personnel”, he said. He further said that acting on this information, Kulgam Police launched a manhunt and arrested one of them, adding, “More arrests are expected in coming days.”

Meanwhile, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on November 10 (today) that stone pelting in Kashmir has come down "to some extent", Times of India reports. He that combined efforts of the Indian Army, Border Security Force (BSF), CRPF, and the J&K Police has helped. "Solution to this can't be achieved overnight. Government, intelligence agencies, state administration all are making efforts. Will be successful if things go in this direction, can say this with belief," he added.

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India
Pakistan violates CFA in Jammu and Kashmir

Pakistani troops on November 9 violated cease-fire agreement (CFA) and resorted to firing on Line of Control (LoC) in Shahpur Sector of Poonch District, reports Daily Excelsior. In the firing, which last for five minutes, no casualty was reported.

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India
Maoist explosives recovered in Chhattisgarh

A huge cache of explosives, including detonators and gelatin sticks, has been recovered from separate Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) hideouts in the forests in Sukma District on November 9, during Operation Prahaar-2, reports India Today. The seizure included a tiffin bomb, 60 detonators, 50 gelatin rods, one grenade headed arrow, 500 grams of explosive powder, 3 kg gun powder, a couple of batteries and switches, one bundle cordex wire, splinters, three cameras flash, few live cartridges of Self Loading Rifle (SLR) rifle and a 12 bore gun, besides Maoist material, medicines and commodities of daily use. "Separate teams of security personnel were engaged in gun battles with naxals at three places on November 7 during the operation. No harm was reported to forces in the exchange-of-fire," Deputy Inspector General of Police (Dantewada range) Sundarraj P said.

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India
Five militants arrested in Meghalaya

Assam and Meghalaya Police in a joint operation arrested five militants, including three militants of Garo National liberation Army (GNLA) and two from Tiwa Liberation Army (TLA) from Salang area in East Jaintia Hills District on November 8, reports Outlook. The five arrested were identified as ‘commander’ Motilal Deori, Sourav Deka (TLA cadre), Khasang .A. Marak (GNLA), Smart .A. Marak (GNLA) and Arween .A. Marak (linkmen GNLA). The 'commander' of TLA, Motilal Deori had issued an extortion note to Tiwa Autonomous Council (TAC), Chief Executive Member (CEM) Paban Manta demanding INR 5 million.

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India
Indian origin woman among three persons arrested for supporting IS in Singapore

A woman originally from India was among three Singaporeans arrested under the Internal Security Act (ISA) for supporting the Islamic State (IS) and terrorism-related activities, authorities in Singapore said on November 8, reports The Indian Express. Of the three, Adzrul Azizi bin Bajuri (19) was issued with a Restriction Order, while Abu Thalha bin Samad (25) and Munavar Baig Amina Begam (38) were issued with Detention Orders, the Ministry of Home Affairs, Singapore said in a statement. Amina, a housewife and a naturalised Singapore Citizen originally from India, is an ISIS supporter and harboured the intention to make her way to the conflict zone to join IS, the Ministry said. She was radicalised by a foreign online contact, who shared pro-IS materials with her and convinced her that ISIS was fighting to defend Sunnis in the conflict zone, it said. “She was radicalised to the extent that she was prepared to undergo military training and take up arms to fight for ISIS in the Middle-East if called upon by ISIS to do so,” the statement said.

Amina shared on social media materials promoting terrorism. She was issued a Detention Order for a period of two years this month. Of the two men, Abu Thalha was found to be a member of the terrorist group Jemaah Islamiyah (JI). He was educated in JI-linked schools in the region and also underwent paramilitary training in some of the schools he attended.

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India
Trial in first IS-related case in Kerala begins

The trial in the first Islamic State (IS)-related case registered in Kerala, in which 15 persons from Kasaragod District migrated to Afghanistan to join the terror group, began at the National Investigation Agency (NIA) Court in Kochi on November 9, reports The New Indian Express. NIA-II Court judge Santhosh Kumar examined three witnesses on the first day of the trial. The lone arrested person, Yasmeen Mohammed Zahid of Bihar was produced at the court as part of the trial.

“The witnesses examined by the court on the first day include the brother of Abdulla Abdul Rashid of Kasaragod, his aunt and a village officer, who is an official witness. Abdul Abdulla Rashid is the prime accused in the case and his brother has deposed some crucial matters regarding the case before the judge. As many as five witnesses will be examined on Friday,” an NIA officer said. Though there are 16 accused persons in the case, the NIA had filed the first chargesheet against Rashid and Yasmeen. The probe against the other accused is still proceeding. There are 68 prosecution witnesses in the case. The witness examination will be completed on December 4. NIA prosecutor Arjun Ambalapatta appeared for the investigation agency.

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India
NIA questions two suspected IS sympathisers in Tamil Nadu

A National Investigation Agency (NIA) official’s team questioned two persons in Chennai for their alleged links with the Islamic State (IS) on November 9, reports The Times of India. NIA sources said the two men, identified as Mohammed Jaffer of Kondithope and Sahib of Mannadi, were questioned by a team of officials from Delhi in a secluded place in Chennai city. They were summoned to appear before them to inquire after IS sympathiser Shajahan VK had spilled the beans about them during questioning. NIA officials said Shajahan, hailing from Kannur District in Kerala, was deported from Turkey in July after a failed attempt to enter Syria. The Delhi Police arrested him in July after he was deported from Turkey. The NIA took over a case from the Delhi Police in September.

Inquiries revealed that Jaffer and Sahib met Shajahan during their visit to Uttar Pradesh in 2016. Shajahan disclosed to intelligence agencies about the presence of 17 people from Kerala in the IS in Syria and Iraq. Shajahan had visited Turkey for carrying out terrorist activities after procuring an Indian passport in the fake name of Mohammad Ismail Mohideen. He travelled to Turkey from Chennai in February.

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Sri Lanka
No war hero will be subject to foreign tribunals, says President Maithripala Sirisena

President Maithripala Sirisena, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, addressed a representative gathering of more than 350 Commanding Officers (Cos) at the Colombo Army Hospital auditorium on November 9 said that no war hero will be subject to foreign tribunals, reports Daily Mews. He said “As long as I remain the head of the country, I assure you that none of you would be allowed to testify before any war tribunals. Instead, such errant Army personnel, if any can be produced before Courts and tried according to the existing law of the country. Unlike the disgruntled politicians and some retired Army personnel allege saying that the War Heroes would be tried and punished, I, as the President of this country would not allow anyone be subjected to interrogations of foreign judges as such. Therefore you should not be misled by those baseless allegations and misleading statements.”

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Bangladesh
Militants are trying to reorganize, says IGP AKM Shahidul Hoque

Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hoque while addressing a community policing gathering on terrorism and drug abuse at Shibganj Stadium in Chapainawabganj District as the chief guest on November 9 said that militants a are trying to reorganize, reports The Daily Star. “Militants are not that strong now. Although they are trying to reorganise, we have broken their strength,” he said. The IGP said most of the militants arrested across the country are from Rajshahi and Rangpur divisions. He also sought proactive help from common people as well as police, so anything bad can be checked before it occurs.

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India
Nothing wrong in raising demand for Khalistan, says SGPC president Kirpal Singh Badungar

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Kirpal Singh Badungar on November 9 said that “as per a Supreme Court [SC] ruling, there is nothing wrong in raising the demand for Khalistan”, a separate Sikh nation, and that “it is neither unconstitutional nor an offence”, reports Hindustan Times. He was talking to mediapersons in Amritsar in Punjab at Guru Ramdas Medical College where he attended a function along with Punjab’s Health Minister Brahm Mohindra. Badungar was replying to a question related to election of a Sikh as Mayor of Hoboken city in the United States (US) and reacting to alleged ‘labels such as terrorists and Khalistani attached with Sikhs.’

He was apparently referring to the SC verdict in a case about two men having shouted some slogans in Chandigarh after assassination of Indira Gandhi in Delhi in 1984. The court had held that mere shouting of slogans did not amount to sedition unless there was incitement to violence. When specifically asked to comment on some Sikh leaders living abroad being termed ‘Khalistanis’, he referred to movements going on in other parts of the world: “Irish people have been fighting against England. Similarly, we can consider the conflict between South Korea and North Korea. The conflict between Shia and Sunni Muslims in as many as 37 countries is another instance... This is not only an issue about Sikhs, but also of others.”

Meanwhile, the Punjab Police identified the fourth accused of the terror module as Ramandeep Singh, the sharp-shooter seen in CCTV footages with covered face on a motorcycle, reports Hindustan Times on November 9. Sources said Ramandeep had revealed the name of Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) chief Harminder Singh Mintoo during his interrogation, following which the Moga Police brought him from the Nabha jail on a production warrant. After bursting the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) terror module, the Police on November 9 claimed to have solved seven out of the eight cases of targeted killings in the State. The other three were Jimmy Singh of Jammu, Jagtar Singh Johal alias Jaggi, a UK national, and Dharmender alias Gugni, an infamous gangster from Meharban village of Ludhiana.

In the meantime, the Moga Police produced Mintoo and the four accused before the duty magistrate in Baghapurana and procured their custody for five days.

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India
Draft MoS between HPC-D and Mizoram Government approved by apex Hmar body

The draft memorandum of settlement (MoS) proposed to be signed between the Mizoram Government and the Hmar People's Convention-Democratic (HPC-D) was approved at the consultation meeting of the Hmar community on November 8, reports The Telegraph. The leaders said the consultation meeting was held on Wednesday at Sakawrdai village along the Mizoram-Manipur border. The meeting was convened by the "Hmar Inpui" (apex Hmar body) and chaired by Joseph Lalrothanga, ‘president’ of the Hmar Inpui. The meeting also approved the draft Sinlung Hills Council Bill, 2017, which is required to be approved by the Mizoram council of ministers before its introduction in the State Legislature.

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Nepal
CPN-Maoist Center expels rival candidates

Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist Centre (CPN-Maoist Centre) on November 9 expelled leaders and cadres who filed their candidacies in the elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies and their supporters against party policy, reports Republica on November 10. The party has expelled them from party's general membership. Sending a letter to Province no 6, the party headquarters cancelled general membership of party's politburo members - Umakanta Sharma, Chhakka Bahadur Lama and Bhim Prakash Sharma, who had filed their candidacies against authorized candidates of the leftist alliance. Similarly, the party also expelled General Convention organizing Committee member Jit Bahadur Pun, local leaders of Salyan - Pramod Shrestha, Shalikram Bhattarai, Setiram Oli, harilal DC, Tanka Dhakal and Kirti Bahadur Rana from general membership.

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