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  • Security forces arrest suspected Islamic State militant in Georgia

    Following the dissemination of a video by the Islamic State claiming the desire to take revenge for the deaths of the group's members during raids in 2017, counter-terrorism officers arrested an alleged member of the militant group - identified only as Malkhaz T - in an unspecified location. During

  • Grenade attack targets police post in India's Jammu and Kashmir

    AN UNSPECIFIED number of unidentified militants threw grenades at a police post in the Pulwama district of India's Jammu and Kashmir state on 9 July, the Daily Excelsior reported. No casualties or damages were reported. No group immediately claimed responsibility for attack.

  • IED attack wounds two civilians near political party's office in Pakistan's Balochistan

    TWO civilians were wounded during an IED attack followed by gunfire targeting the election office of the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) in the Balochistan district of Pakistan's Balochistan state on 12 July, Dawn reported. Police stated that militants were attempting to sabotage election activities.

  • Militant group demands INR 50 million from University Vice Chancellor

    IN A STATEMENT released on 12 July, the Chief Minister of Manipur stated that an unidentified militant group had demanded INR50 million (USD728,400) from the Manipur University Vice Chancellor, Adya Prasad Pandley, the Assam Tribute reported. The CM added that the extortion attempt was related to an

  • Unidentified gunmen kill police conscript in Iraq's Anbar

    A POLICE conscript had been killed when three unidentified gunmen opened fire targeting his residence in al-Sahilya village west of Hit, in Iraq's Anbar governorate on 6 August, Iraqi News reported. No immediate claim of responsibility for the attack was made.

  • Anarchists vandalise MP's residence in the UK's Somerset

    ANARCHISTS vandalised the residence of the Conservative party member of parliament Jacob Rees-Mogg in the village of West Harptree in Somerset in the United Kingdom on 1 August, the BBC and Independent reported. The perpetrators sprayed graffiti on the residence and his wife's car and also left

  • IED attack kills two ANA soldiers in Afghanistan's Kabul

    TWO Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed and two others wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED), emplaced on a roadside by unidentified militants, detonated in Paghman district in Afghanistan's capital Kabul late on 5 August, Khaama Press reported. No immediate claim of

  • Suicide attack kills three Czech soldiers in Afghanistan's Parwan

    THREE Czech soldiers were killed and a United States soldier and two Afghan soldiers were wounded in a suicide attack in the city of Charikar in Afghanistan's Parwan province on 5 August, the BBC reported. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

  • SVBIED attack kills at least six people in Somalia's Mogadishu

    AT LEAST six people were killed when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) detonated near a restaurant in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on 5 August, EFE reported. Although no immediate claim of responsibility was made, officials blamed the attack on Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen

  • Unidentified militants kidnap and kill three foreign nationals in Afghanistan's Kabul

    THREE foreign nationals - an Indian, a Malaysian, and a Macedonian citizen - working for the catering company Sodexo were kidnapped and shot dead by unidentified militants in the Pul-e-Charkhi area in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on 2 August, Reuters reported. No group immediately claimed

  • Suspected TTP militants set fire to 12 schools in Pakistan's Gilgit-Baltistan

    TWELVE schools - including at least six girls' schools - were burned down in arson attacks by suspected Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants in Diamer district in Pakistan's Gilgit-Baltistan on 2 August, Dawn reported. No casualties were reported and no group immediately claimed responsibility

  • Basilan suicide attack underlines residual Islamic State threat but unlikely to reverse decline of jihadist activity

    Event On 30 July, a van exploded at a security checkpoint near Lamitan City, Basilan, staffed by Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit (CAFGU) personnel, an irregular auxiliary force of the military, and killed 11 people. One of these was the van’s driver, whom a CAFGU soldier reported spoke

  • Unidentified militants kill a police colonel and his brother in Iraq

    A POLICE colonel and his brother were killed when unidentified militants opened fire on them on a road between Iraq's Baghdad province and al-Dujail in Salah ad Din province on 31 July, Iraqi News reported. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

  • Attribution of Danghara attack to Islamic State elevates terrorism risks in Tajikistan for foreign visitors

    Event Four people were killed and two others were wounded in a combined vehicle-impact incident and knife assaults by five individuals on 29 July 2018, near Danghara, Khatlon region. The victims were citizens of the United States, Netherlands, France and Switzerland. Police killed four of the

  • Vehicle-impact and knife attack kills four foreign nationals in Tajikistan's Khatlon

    FOUR foreign cyclists - two United States nationals, a Swiss, and a Dutch national - were killed and three others were wounded after being struck by a vehicle and then attacked with knives in Danghara district in Tajikistan's Khatlon province on 29 July, the BBC reported. The Islamic State claimed

  • IED attack kills one person in Iraq's Baghdad

    ONE person was killed and two others were wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED), emplaced under a vehicle by unidentified militants, detonated on the Al-Mashtal bridge east of Iraq's capital Baghdad on 26 July, Iraqi News reported. The vehicle's driver was wounded in the attack. No group

  • Islamic State lacks support base needed to sustain insurgency in Syria’s Suwayda and Damascus provinces

    Event The Islamic State conducted a co-ordinated attack on the southwestern Syrian city of Suwayda on 25 July, killing at least 215 people and wounding 180, according to the Suwayda health authority. More than half of those killed were civilians. The attack involved several suicide bombings and

  • Suicide attacks kill at least 96 people in Syria's Suweida

    AT LEAST 96 people were killed and 176 others were wounded when two Islamic State suicide bombers detonated their explosives at a market place in the city of Suweida and in another unspecified nearby district in Syria's Suweida governorate on 25 July, Ikhbariyah TV and Reuters reported. Reports did

  • Suicide bomber kills at least 31 people in Pakistan's Balochistan

    AT LEAST 31 people were killed and 28 others were wounded when a suicide bomber detonated their explosives targeting a police van near a polling station in the Eastern Bypass area of the city of Quetta in Pakistan's Balochistan province on 25 July, Dawn and Reuters reported. The Islamic State

  • Suicide bomber kills two people in Yemen's Aden

    TWO people were killed and six others, including a security commander, were wounded when a suicide bomber on a motorcycle detonated their explosives near the vehicle of a security commander in the Enma area of the city of Aden in Yemen's Aden governorate on 24 July, AFP reported. No group

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