Terrorism & Insurgency

  • IED attack kills tribal elder in Pakistan's Bajaur

    A TRIBAL elder - reportedly associated with the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) - was killed when an improvised explosive device (IED), emplaced on a roadside by unidentified militants, detonated in the Zari area of Bajaur Agency in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) on 23 August,

  • IED attack wounds three soldiers in Pakistan's Bajaur

    THREE soldiers were wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED), emplaced by unidentified militants, detonated targeting their vehicle in the Sperai area of Wara Mamond in Bajaur Agency in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) on 23 August, The News reported. No group

  • Unidentified militants kill four police officers in Pakistan's Balochistan

    FOUR police officers were killed when unidentified militants opened fire on their patrol vehicle in the Pashtoonabad area of the city of Quetta in Pakistan's Balochistan province on 23 August, The Express Tribune reported. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

  • Unidentified militants wound police officer in Saudi Arabia's Makkah

    A POLICE officer was wounded when unidentified militants opened fire on a police patrol in the city of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia's Makkah province on 24 August, Reuters reported. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

  • Unidentified militants kill seven people in Nigeria's Taraba

    SEVEN people were killed when unidentified militants ambushed them as they travelled to a rice farm 5km from Dan-Anacha in the Gassol area of Nigeria's Taraba state on 22 August, This Day reported. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

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  • Drugs policy metrics under review

    Key Points Current metrics and indicators used to measure the effectiveness of drug control policies maintain a narrow focus on arrests, prosecutions, seizures, eradication, and the destruction of drug processing facilities. Any new metrics are likely to involve moving away from an assessment of
  • NATO rotates Baltic Air Policing Mission

    NATO has begun the process of rotating its Baltic Air Policing Mission, with Norway handing over the lead for the operation to Hungary. The Norwegian detachment of four Lockheed Martin F-16AM Fighting Falcon fighters is in the process of being replaced at Siauliai Airbase Base in Lithuania by four

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