• IED attack kills one person in Iraq's Baghdad

    ONE person was killed and two others wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated targeting a vehicle carrying three al-Hashd al-Shaabi fighters in Iraq's capital Baghdad on 3 December, Iraqi News reported. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks.

  • Split in Wilayat Khorasan would reduce threat in Pakistan, but northern Afghanistan likely to be increasingly targeted

    Key Points The leadership of the Islamic State’s Wilayat Khorasan faction is contested between Aslam Farooqi – a former Pakistani Taliban commander who favours rapprochement with Pakistan and the Taliban – and Moawiya Uzbekistan, an ideological supporter of core Islamic State.

  • Suicide attack kills at least six people in Afghanistan's Nangarhar

    AT LEAST six people were killed and 13 others wounded in a suicide attack in the 1st police district of Jalalabad in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province on 3 December, Khaama Press and Tolo News reported. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

  • Suspected Wilayat Gharb Afriqiyya suicide attacks kill at least 17 people in Nigeria's Borno

    AT LEAST 17 people were killed and 47 others wounded in a double-suicide attack by suspected Wilayat Gharb Afriqiyya militants targeting a market in the town of Biu in Nigeria's Borno state on 2 December, Al Jazeera reported.

  • The Red Brigade: the Taliban’s special forces play growing role in conflict

    Key Points Taliban special forces, known as Sare Qeta and, aligned with the Quetta Shura, have expanded substantially in size and responsibility over the past three years, tripling in size to approximately 7,500. The Sare Qeta have increased the effectiveness of the Taliban on the battlefield and

  • Explosive device wounds eight people in Nepal's Rautahat

    EIGHT people were wounded when an explosive device detonated targeting the left alliance election campaign near Radha-Krishna temple in Chandrapur municipality in Nepal's Rautahat district on 18 November, The Himalayan Times reported. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack,

  • IED attack targets CPN-Maoist Centre leaders in Nepal's Rolpa

    AN IMPROVISED explosive device (IED), thrown by unidentified assailants, detonated targeting the vehicles of Communist Party of Nepal - Maoist Centre (CPN-Maoist Centre) leaders - identified as Onsari Gharti Magar, Krishna Bahadur Mahara and Barshaman Pun - near Satdobato in Nepal's Rolpa district

  • IED attack targets residence of Minister of Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation in Nepal's Baglung

    AN IMPROVISED explosive device (IED), emplaced by unidentified assailants, detonated targeting the residence of the Minister of Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation and House of Representatives candidate - identified as Champadevi Khadka - in Laligurans Chowk in Nepal's Baglung District on 20

  • IED attack wounds a defence volunteer and a civilian in Thailand's Narathiwat

    A DEFENCE volunteer and a civilian were wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED), emplaced on a roadside by suspected separatist militants, detonated targeting the vehicles of special warfare soldiers on the Cho Airong-Ban Yaning Roadin the Chuap area of Cho Airong district in Thailand's

  • Knife attack kills soldier in Israel's Southern District

    A 19-YEAR-OLD Israeli soldier was stabbed to death by two unidentified assailants at a bus station in the town of Arad in Israel's Southern District on 30 November, The Times of Israel reported. Reports added that police were investigating the attack as a terrorist attack. No immediate claim of

  • TTP militants kill at least nine people in Pakistan's Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa

    AT LEAST nine people were killed and 35 others were wounded when Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants, disguised in all-enveloping burqas, attacked the campus of the Agriculture Training Institute in the city of Peshawar in Pakistan's Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa on 1 December, Reuters reported. Reports

  • Unidentified militants kidnap four TGB employees in India's Tripura

    FOUR Tripura Gramin Bank (TGB) employees were kidnapped by unidentified militants in Khasiamangal area of Teliamura in Khowai district in India's Tripura state on 24 November, Tripurainfo reported. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. Reports added that the militants demanded

  • Violent risks intelligence bulletin – 4 December 2017

    AMERICAS Argentina - 03 December 2017: Vice President Gabriela Michetti said some violent actions carried out by the Mapuche organisation, RAM, could be considered terrorism. Bolivia - 03 December 2017: In Santa Cruz, the state assembly said it would meet on 6 December to decide whether to launch

  • Saudi Arabia intercepts another ballistic missile

    A ballistic missile launched from Yemen towards the southern Saudi city of Khamis Mushayt on 30 November was intercepted, according to the Saudi Press Agency. The interception took place at 2020 h (1920 GMT), the news agency reported on 1 December. The Yemeni rebels announced that they had carried

  • Taliban rocket attack kills three soldiers in Afghanistan's Ghazni

    THREE soldiers were killed and four others wounded during a rocket attack by Taliban militants targeting an outpost in the Nawroz Khel area of Qarabagh district in Afghanistan's Ghazni province on 28 November, Afghan Islamic Press reported. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

  • Unidentified gunmen kill two people in Pakistan's Islamabad

    AN INTELLIGENCE officer and another person were killed and three people were wounded when unidentified gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on worshippers as they exited a Shia Muslim mosque in the I-9 area of Pakistan's capital Islamabad on 29 November, Geo TV and Reuters reported. No group

  • IED attack kills two people in Iraq's Baghdad

    TWO people were killed and six others were wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated at a market in the town of Al-Tarmiya, north of Iraq's capital Baghdad, on 28 November, Iraqi News reported. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

  • Taliban attack kills nine soldiers in Afghanistan's Nimroz

    NINE soldiers were killed and another was wounded by Taliban militants during an attack targeting a security outpost in the Monar area in Khashrod district in Afghanistan's Nimroz province on 27 November, Afghan Islamic Press reported. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, claiming that

  • VBIED attack kills five people in Yemen's Aden

    AT LEAST five people were killed and 12 others were wounded when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) detonated outside the Ministry of Finance in the Khor Maksar area of the city of Aden in Yemen's Aden governorate on 29 November, Reuters reported. The building was severely damaged

  • Sudanese president’s request for Russian support likely to expedite US decision to remove Sudan from terrorism list

    Key Points The US will probably remove Sudan from the SST before end-December, owing to sustained progress in counter-terrorism co-operation and on regional security. Although President Bashir asked for Russia’s support against alleged “US aggressive acts” on 23 November, this is

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