[RADIOSHABELLE] Six suspected Somali pirates have been transferred to the Seychelles following their arrest for attacks earlier this month off southern Somalia, a Seychelles prisons official said.
The suspects arrived Thursday morning at the port of Victoria, capital of the Indian Ocean archipelago nation, said Raymond St Ange, acting commissioner of Montagne Posee prison.
The six were nabbed Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit! by the Italian navy, deployed as part of the European anti-piracy operation Atlanta, after being spotted by a military helicopter while attacking a container ship and a fishing vessel on November 17 and 18.
The men were transferred to the Seychelles under an agreement with the EU. "The agreement allows us to prosecute cases of piracy, but the prosecution will depend on the evidence presented to the attorney general," St Ange said.
There have been several attempted hijackings in recent months, a worrying sign of a possible resurgence of Somali piracy which had declined from its 2011 peak as navy patrols were stepped up.
The years-long scourge disrupted international shipping and led to the kidnapping for ransom of many hundreds of seafarers.
While warships and armed guards have reduced the number of attacks, they have done nothing to address the root causes of piracy, which lie in Somalia’s decades of state failure, poverty and lack of economic opportunity.
The last similar transfer of suspects to the Seychelles was in 2014.
Posted by: Fred ||
11/25/2017 00:00 ||
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While warships and armed guards have reduced the number of attacks, they have done nothing to address the root causes of piracy
[ARABNEWS] At least 235 people were killed and 109 injured in a terrorist attack on a mosque in North Sinai, which Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi vowed to respond to with "brute force."
The Egyptian Air Force targeted the vehicles of the attackers during their escape and killed at least 15 gunnies suspected of carrying out the assault.
In the deadliest terrorist attack in Egypt’s modern history, holy warriors targeted worshippers during their Friday prayers at al-Rawdah mosque in Bir al-Abed, about 40 kilometers from al-Arish city in North Sinai. Militants set off a bomb and opened fire on worshippers inside the mosque and those trying to escape. The holy warriors then escaped using 4WD cars.
The Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis terrorist group have pledged allegiance to the IS group and have previously executed Soliman Harraz, a Sufi sheikh on November 2016; two Sufi shrines in Mazar village were also targeted with explosives.
"The area is known for the existence of Sufi Muslim groups, and it does not have an intensive security presence as it is outside of Arish and far from the traditional areas that host those militant groups," Mohamed Hamad, son of a tribal sheikh, told Ahram Online.
Hamad added that the long distance between Al-Rawda village, Bir Al-Abed city and Ismailia delayed the arrival of the ambulances, while the targeting of the ambulances increased the number of victims.
Mohammed Juma, an expert at the Arab and Regional studies Unit at al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies in Cairo, believes that it is more likely the attack was carried out by ISIS group, because there are no terrorist organizations in Egypt which hold views allowing the targeting of such a place with an intensive civilian presence except ISIS.
"Unless Copts are available, then it's game on, Insh'allah"
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11/25/2017 8:53 Comments ||
This clearly preceded the big mosque attack yesterday.
[AlAhram] Egypt’s army said on Friday it has killed two Death Eaters during a security campaign in central Sinai.
Armed Forces Spokesman Colonel Tamer El-Refaie said in a statement that the army’s third field forces also seized hideouts full of large amount of substances used to construct IEDs.
The forces also seized a truck carrying narcotics before it crossed one of the borders.
"This comes as the army’s third field forces continue to exert efforts to eliminate takfiri ...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who most be killed... elements and criminals," the statement read.
[Al Jazeera] A suicide kaboomer on a cycle of violence has struck the vehicle of a senior police official in the northwestern Pak city of Beautiful Downtown Peshawar ...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire. , killing him and his guard, according to police.
Ashraf Noor, an additional inspector general of police in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, was on his way to work when the attack occurred on Friday morning.
Local police official Zaman Khan said three others were maimed in the kaboom, which sent a plume of dark smoke rising above Peshawar's Hayatabad area.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
The attack was a latest in a series of attacks against the country's police services.
Earlier in November, bigwig Hamid Shakil was killed in a roadside kabooming that targeted his vehicle in the southwestern city of Quetta.
[DAWN] Two "terrorists" from banned ...the word banned seems to have a different meaning in Pakistain than it does in most other places. Or maybe it simply lacks any meaning at all...
organizations were apprehended by the Frontier Corps ...a provincial paramilitary force. Total manpower is about 80,000. They are tasked to help local law enforcement in the maintenance of law and order, and to carry out border patrol and a..the Antwerp-based Salafist organization that had campaigned to introduce Sharia law to Belgium before single-handedly making Belgium the highest per capita supplier of jihadis to Syria in Europe. There was a big trial in Antwerp in 2015, but most of those convicted were in absentia...nti-smuggling operations.... (FC) Balochistan ...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it... during an intelligence-based operation (IBO), an Inter-Services Public Relations blurb said on Friday.
The IBOs, part of Operation Raddul Fasaad, were carried out in Uch, Dera Bugti, Gulistan and Dera Murad Jamali areas.
The FC also recovered improvised bombs (IED), grenades, ammunition as well as 46 kilogrammes of explosives.
In a separate operation, forces found a cycle of violence rigged with IEDs in Dera Murad Jamali. The explosives were defused by security personnel.
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11/25/2017 00:00 ||
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[Bangkok Post] A member of a police squad providing protection for teachers was killed and another injured by a bomb blast in Yala province on Tuesday morning.
The bomb went off on a road in Bannang Sata district. It was planted under a traffic sign and was set off when the police security team arrived at the spot. Two NCOs riding on a motocycle at the front of the patrol bore the brunt of the blast.
Police investigators found debris, including electronic circuitry, and about 50 spent M16 cartridges were scattered over the area. Police said the improvised bomb weighed about 30kg and was detonated by radio.
Authorities believe the attack was aimed at creating unrest.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
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