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|Uzbek nationals among 14 ISIS militants killed in Jawzjan airstrikes|
|[KP] At least fourteen militants affiliated with the Islamic State terror group were killed in the latest airstrikes conducted northern Jawzjan province of Afghanistan.|
The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North said at least two foreign nationals hailing from Uzbekistan were also among those killed.
The Shaheen Corps further added that a series of airstrikes were carried out on ISIS hideouts in Sardara, Maktab Imam Bukhtari, Bibi Maryam, Aqsai, and Maimana Qeshlaq areas of Darzab on Wednesday.
In the meantime, the Shaheen Corps said another ISIS militant identified as Ghulam Rasool surrendered to the security forces and handed over a PKM machine gun, two communication devices, a motorcycle, and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.
|Haqqani network on top as US shares list of 20 terror groups with Pakistan|
|[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The United States has shared a list of at least twenty terrorist groups with Islamabad which Washington insists use the Pak soil for the terrorist activities in Afghanistan and elsewhere, it has been reported.|
Diplomatic sources have confirmed to the local news outlet Dawn News that the White House retains a list of 20 terrorist groups that the Trump administration claims are operating in Pakistain.
The sources further added that the list has reportedly been shared with Islamabad by Afghanistan and the United States.
In the meantime, reports indicate that the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said the US and Pakistain had been engaged in "a very healthy exchange of information on terrorists" since his visit to Islamabad last week.
Tillerson has further added that further information will also be shared with Pakistain in the future to include information on "specific location on any given day of where certain individuals or certain cells may be located."
According to reports, the Haqqani terrorist network is on the top of the list shared with Islamabad as the US officials are saying that the network has safe havens in Fata and uses them to launch attacks into Afghanistan.
But the Pak officials reject the claims by Washigton and insist that no such safe havens exist in the country.
Added from Dawn:
Top on the list is the Haqqani network which, the United States claims, has safe havens in Fata and uses them to launch attacks into Afghanistan. Pakistan strongly rejects the charge, saying that there are no such safe havens inside the country.
Harakatul Mujahideen is a Pakistan-based militant group operating primarily in Kashmir. The US says that group had links to Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda as well.
Jaish-e-Mohammed operates mainly in Kashmir and the liberation of the Indian occupied Kashmir is its declared objective.
Jundullah is associated with the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and was commanded by militant Hakimullah Mehsud, the Emir of TTP until his death in November 2013. It had vowed allegiance to the militant Islamic State group.
The United States identified Lashkar-e-Taiba as one of the largest and most active terrorist organisations in South Asia. Founded in 1987 by Hafiz Saeed, Abdullah Azzam and Zafar Iqbal in Afghanistan, the group had its headquarters in Muridke. It too is focused on Kashmir.
Lashkar-e-Taiba was involved in the 2001 Indian parliament attack and the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
Lashkar-i-Jhanghvi, an offshoot of anti-Shia sectarian group Sipah-i-Sahaba Pakistan, was founded by former SSP activists Riaz Basra, Malik Ishaq, Akram Lahori and Ghulam Rasool Shah.
The US blames this group for committing hundreds of target killings and dozens of mass attacks inside Pakistan.
Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan, an umbrella organisation of various militant groups, was based in Fata, but has now relocated to Afghanistan. The US says that the group wants to enforce its own interpretation of Sharia and plans to unite against Nato-led forces in Afghanistan. It has conducted hundreds of terrorist attacks inside Pakistan.
Other groups on the list are: Harakatul Jihadi-i-Islami, Jamaatul Ahrar, Jamaatud Dawa al-Quran and Tariq Gidar Group, which is one of 13 TTP affiliates. The Tariq Gidar Group has been behind some of the deadliest attacks inside Pakistan, including the Dec 16, 2014, massacre at the Army Public School in Peshawar that left 132 schoolchildren and nine staffers dead.
Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Commander Nazir Group, Indian Mujahideen, Islamic Jihad Union, Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan ISIS-Khorasan, Al Qaeda in the Indian Sub-Continent and the Turkistan Islamic Party Movement are also on the list.
|Militant, woman, vendor killed in Kashmir|
|[Daily Excelsior] A was killed in an encounter with security forces in Handwara area of North ’s Kupwara district while two persons including a woman were killed by in South today.|
Acting on a specfic information regarding presence of three including top commander Abu Maaz in Hajin area of Kralgund in Handwara, Army’s 9 Para and SOG Handwara launched a cordon-and-search operation at around 5 am today.
The hiding in the area opened fire on the troops, triggering an encounter. A Pak was killed and his identity is being ascertained.
The two other including Abu Maaz managed to escape but security forces have launched a massive operation against the two s. no contact was established with them so far.
A woman was killed and another injured as fired on them at Seer village of Tral this morning in South ’s Pulwama district.
Militants barged inside a house in Seer Jagir, Tral and fired at the women present there. Among them, 18-year old girl identified as Yasmeena daughter of Ghulam Rasool Bhat, resident of Khonmoh was killed and another Rubeena wife of Mohammad Shafi Wagay, resident of Seer Jagir, Tral was injured. She was shifted to SDH Tral where from she was referred to SMHS hospital for further treatment.
Security forces immediately reached the spot and massive searches were launched against the assailants.
And this evening a street vendor Shakir Ahmad, resident of Uttar Pradesh in Arwani area of South ’s Anantnag district.
Pakistain violated ceasefire in Kamalkote sector of Uri in Baramulla district of North for second consecutive day today. Pak troops fired on Army posts in the sector this morning.
|Three Pakistan Army soldiers killed by Indian firing across the LoC|
|[DAWN] Three Pakistain Army soldiers were killed in Indian firing across the Line of Control (LoC), said a statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Monday evening.|
The incident occurred in the Thoob sector of Bhimber district.
ISPR identified the slain soldiers as Naik Ghulam Rasool, Naik Imran zafar and Sepoy Imam Buksh.
The ISPR statement added that Indian forces also suffered casualties in the latest incident of cross-border skirmishing.
|Suspect arrested in 'suicide' case of Sindh University student a 'repeat offender': police|
|[DAWN] Police on Friday announced the arrest of a teacher in connection with the suspected suicide of University of Sindh Jamshoro student Naila Rind on Jan 1.|
The suspect, Anis Khaskheli, is a teacher at a private school, Deputy Inspector General Hyderabad Police Range Khadim Hussain Rind said.
The DIG said the two began speaking on Facebook about three months ago before they started speaking over the telephone.
The DIG said the teacher had allegedly promised to marry the girl but then refused to do so, after which she went into depression and ultimately ended her own life.
Upon retrieving telephone data, police found the suspect is a repeat offender who has done the same thing with 30 other girls, the DIG said, adding that police also found objectionable photos in the suspect's possession.
The Jamshoro police said on Thursday that they raided the residence of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University (Nawabshah) registrar Ghulam Rasool Khaskheli in the Syedabad area and his son, Anis Khaskheli, in connection with the mysterious death of Naila Rind, whose body was found hanging from the ceiling fan in her hostel room on Sunday.
Sources said that the arrest was made on the basis of a 24-minute call, which appeared to be the last conversation appearing in the call data of woman’s mobile phone.
The registrar said his son, Anis, had completed his masters in English from SU in 2008 and since then he had almost nothing to do with the institution. At present, he added, his son was serving as teacher in a private school.
|LeT comdr among 2 militants killed|
Sources said that security forces got information about presence of LeT divisional commander, Abu Bakar, hiding in Bomai village of Sopore. The area was cordoned of by Army, police and CRPF during which the opened fire on troops leading to a in which security forces killed him.
Abu Bakar was active since 2009 in Kupwara and Handwara areas of North but for one year he was active in Sopore area but failed to establish base in Sopore town.
Sources said that he was motivating local youth for joining militancy and launching infiltrating to Central and South .
Commander 5-Sector of Army, Brigadier Vikram Nagpal while giving details about the operation said: "We got information about presence of one of the of LeT in Zaingair area of Sopore. His name was Abu Bakar who happened to be commander of LeT. He had been active in this area for quite some time. Based on the specific information, a joint operation was launched along with the Army, SOG of Sopore, J&K Police component and a component of CRPF in the Bomai village of Sopore town. During the initial fire fight we tried to get this surrendered but he refused to do so and in the ensuing fire fight he got eliminated. From him we have recovered one AK-47 rifle, four magazines, few rounds and two hand grenades. His body has been handed over to the police. He has been active in the area for last four years."
A senior police officer said that the mobile services were temporarily suspended in the area to stop rumours about the encounter.
The killing of sparked protests in the area during which protesters pelted stones on the security forces. Security forces fired teargas to chase away the protesters.
In the meantime, a local Hizb from South was killed in an encounter with security forces today while two of his associates managed to flee from the spot.
The between and security forces started in an apple orchard at Bewoora Mirhama village of South ’s Anantnag district. Security forces received an information that a group of will pass through an apple orchard and they laid ambush.
A was killed on spot when he along with two associates walked into ambush while two others managed to escape.
was identified 24 year old Basit Ahmed Dar alias Sameer son of Ghulam Rasool Dar, a resident of Mirhama Bijbehara.
Basit, the son of a Bank Manager according to family sources, had gone missing two months ago and had joined militancy. He was studying in Islamic University of Science and Technology Awantipora.
People took to streets and clashed with security forces in Bijbehara, Kanelwan, Bewoora and Sirgufwara areas of the district after the news of death of Basit Rasool spread in the area.
Security forces fired teargas and pellets to quell the protests in which at least four persons from Sirgufwara .
|Five tribesmen killed in gun battle|
|[DAWN] DERA MURAD JAMALI: Five were killed and three others injured in an armed clash between two rival groups of the Lashari tribe in the Gajan area of Jhal Magsi district on Friday.|
"Jeb-Mohammed, them varmints down the holler been makin' eyes at Fatima-Sue!"
Two s of the Lashari tribe had an exchange of fire in the Goth Qazi Ismail area of Gajan for several hours, according to official sources. They used heavy weapons, including rockets, which killed three people and injured five others, added the sources.
"Bobby-Mahmoud, gimme that there rocket launcher! I'll show them a thang or two!"
The injured were taken to the district hospital where two of them died.
"Ever'thing's gettin' dark, Jeb-Mohammad! Tell... tell Aisha-May I was thinkin' about her... her... her sheep when I went!"
"Two sub-clans of the Lashari tribe attacked each other with sophisticated weapons over an old enmity," said Jhal Magsi Deputy Commissioner retired Captain Muhammad Waseem. The cause of the old enmity was honour killing.
"Yep! That there Bibi-Sue needed killin', makin' eyes at her second cousin like that!"
"Did not! She was his first cousin, an' they wuz promised in vani!"
[BANGETY BANG BANG! ZING! BOOM!]
"Maw! Maw! They're at it again!"
Levies and Constabulary personnel rushed to the site and cordoned off the area but the firing continued.
"Here, you miscreants! Cease and desist that indiscriminate firing!"
The rival groups eventually stopped after a few women intervened and urged truce in the name of the Koran.
"One false move outta youse guys and the Koran gets it!"
"He means what he sez, Jeb-Mohammad! Drop yer guns!"
were identified as Jan Mohammad, Khamisa Khan, Ghulam Rasool, Mohammad Dawood and Ali Mohammad.
"Doctor Quincy to the white courtesy phone! Calling Doctor Quincy!"
|8 militants die in Rajanpur operation|
|[Dawn] DERA GHAZI KHAN: Eight suspected militants and an official of the security forces were killed on Saturday during an ongoing combing operation in the mountainous tribal area of Rajanpur along the border between Punjab and Balochistan.|
According to the ISPR, the military’s public relations wing, the security forces were carrying out the combing operation in the Gayandari area on the provincial border. Several ‘feraris’ (fugitives) had been arrested and arms and ammunition seized from them, it said.
When contacted, the Rajanpur district coordination officer, who is the senior commandant of the border military police, said the operation against anti-state elements was under way in the tribal area, but he was not authorised to give more details.
The border military police and the Rangers are jointly conducting the operation.
Rajanpur District Police Officer Irfanullah Khan said his department was not taking part in the operation.
It was not clear as to when the operation was launched.
Some people living close to the area claimed that the security forces were using helicopter gunships to evict the militants from their mountainous hideouts.
A military operation was carried out in April in the riverine area of Rajanpur in the aftermath of the killing of seven policemen and kidnapping of 24 others by the ‘Chotoo gang’ of bandits.
Later, its ringleader Ghulam Rasool Chotoo surrendered along with his 15 accomplices to the military authorities in the Kacha Jamal area.
After the last month’s bomb explosion in Quetta in which a large number of lawyers lost their lives, Chief of Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif held a meeting where it was decided that combing operations would be carried out to eliminate those involved in the attack.
The Punjab government has sought the deployment of Rangers in the province for two months to assist the police and their counterterrorism department.
A summary in this regard has been sent to the chief minister and will be forwarded to the interior minister for approval and deployment of Rangers through the provincial apex committee coordinating the implementation of the National Action Plan against terrorism.
A resident of the Gorchani tribal area told Dawn that Gayandari was located between the Bugti and Mazari areas along the provincial border. He said local rumours had been circulating about the presence of hideouts of Baloch fugitives in the area.
He said reports of shelling on the hideouts were also circulating in the tribal area of Rajanpur.
|Four more Chotoo gang members surrender|
|[DAWN] LAHORE: Four more members of the Chotoo gang surrendered to army early on Friday morning, raising the number of surrendered gangsters to 17.|
The army and police have launched an operation against the gang to clear Kacha Jamal riverine area from the outlaws.
Gang leader Ghulam Rasool Chotoo and his 12 accomplices had surrendered to the army two days ago and freed 24 the gang had taken hostage.
Local people confirmed that the troops continued heavy shelling on the hideouts of the gangsters who had not surrendered. Some of the bunkers of the gang were demolished due to heavy shelling. They said there could be more than 50 outlaws still fighting the forces.
A senior police official told Dawn that another gang leader, Attaullah Phhat of Mouza Kachi Umerani, Rojhan, along with his three accomplices had surrendered to army.
He said the four outlaws riding on a boat were carrying white flags in their hands and approached the army check post and surrendered.
He said that Phhat was also involved in several cases of kidnap for ransom registered against him in Rajanpur and other adjoining districts. He said Phhat was not part of Chotoo gang and he had visited the area to offer condolences on the death of Chotoo’s niece who was killed in police firing on April 14. Due to the operation and arrival of army he could not leave the island.
Chotoo and his 12 accomplices had been shifted to Islamabad for interrogation.
|Army vows to clear all no-go areas in Punjab|
|[DAWN] As gangster Ghulam Rasool, alias Chotoo, and his men surrendered to the Pakistain Army after three days of deliberations with elders and influentials of Rajanpur district, the military said on Wednesday that it would remain in the riverine area till it was completely cleared of all outlaws.|
"This area would not be vacated till all dacoits surrender or action against them is completed. They have to be captured alive or dead," chief military Lieutenant General Asim Bajwa said. "We will clear all no-go areas wherever they are existing."
Lt Gen Bajwa, the director general of Inter-Services Public Relations, was briefing the media on Operation Zarb-e-Ahan after the Chotoo gang leader and his 12 accomplices laid down their arms and surrendered to military troops.
All 24 held hostage by the gang were also safely recovered.
He said that Chotoo and his men surrendered "unconditionally". They were taken into custody and would be investigated by intelligence agencies. The gangsters would remain with the agencies till the probe was completed, he added.
|Five gangs yet to surrender in Punjab's riverine area|
|[DAWN] DERA GHAZI KHAN: The anti-criminal Zarb-e-Aahan operation in the riverine area of Punjab's Rajanpur district continues on Thursday, even as notorious gangster Ghulam Rasool, alias Chotoo, and his 13 men surrendered before the Pakistain Army a day earlier.|
Five gangs operating in Kacha Jamal, the riverine sanctuary between Rajanpur and Rahim Yar Khan, did not surrender and have been putting up resistance against the security forces, police sources said.
The gangs which did not surrender are named by sources as Pehwan gang, Attaullah Pat gang with at least 20 members, Bilal Jakha gang, Baga gang and Khuda Bukhsh Lound gang.
Over 50 outlaws belonging to different gangs are suspected to be holed up inside the dense forest of Kacha Jamal, which remained besieged by security forces for around 24 days when the operation was commenced.
District police officer Ghulam Mubashar Maken told Dawn that some gangs had not surrendered as yet and put up resistance against security forces, but maintained that forces would soon get success in clearing the area.
|Chotoo gang surrenders to Army, releases hostages|
|[DAWN] Members of the Chotoo gang surrendered to the Army and were taken into custody by the armed forces, police sources said early Wednesday.|
Twenty four taken hostage by the gang at the start of the Rajanpur operation, Zarb-e-Ahan, were released, sources said.
A senior police officer earlier told Dawn that the gang had been using the hostages as a human shield to protect their .
Police launched the Rajanpur offensive after a go-ahead from the Interior Ministry last week. After at least six police officials were killed and 24 others taken hostage, the Army announced on April 16 that it would be taking over the operation.
Director General Inter-Services Public Relations Lt-Gen Asim Bajwa had said a cordon was being reinforced and police and Rangers had already been deployed to participate in the operation under the Army.
The Chotoo gang, led by Ghulam Rasool, alias Chotoo, was given a deadline by the Army to surrender on Monday, failing which, the Army said it would begin a full-scale operation in the area.
A source in the police department said that Chotoo had demanded safe passage for himself, his family and some loyal accomplices to proceed to Dubai in return of safe release of the captive , Dawn earlier reported.