In a shocking incident, Militants shot dead at least 31 passengers of a bus in central Mali on December 3. The bus plies between the village of Songho to a market in Bandiagara twice a week reported Reuters. The insurgents are said to be connected with al Qaeda and Islamic State. According to an official, militants also injured several others in the attack.
Abu Dhabi on November 7 announced a new law, in which non-muslims will be allowed to marry, divorce, and get joint child custody. Reportedly, the UAE government followed the Islamic sharia principles, which have been changed in the view of maintaining its competitive edge as a regional commercial hub. "It aims to enhance the position and global competitiveness of the emirates as one of the most attractive destinations", reported Reuters. … read-more
In a drone attack carried out by the US to counter-terrorism, nine members of the same family, including six children died in Afghanistan's Kabul on August 29. The US officials claimed that the vehicle was filed by the Islamic State terrorists. However, the deceased's brother said that they are not terrorists and belong to "an ordinary family." Moreover, the airstrike destroyed two vehicles and damaged several parts of a residential building… read-more
Courtesy: United News of India
The US military on August 28 confirmed that they killed an IS member in a drone strike following President Joe Biden's approval. The strike was carried out within 48 hours after a bomb blast reportedly claimed the lives of 13 Americans and at least 169 Afghans. On August 26, Biden also had said to the perpetrators of the blast that ''We'll hunt you down and make you pay''.
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The late Congress MLA BM Idinabba's grandson Ammar Abdul Rahman was arrested from Ullal, Mangalore after NIA raided following a connection in a case related to IS. Reportedly, Rahman's niece and her husband were among the 13 residents of Kasaragod who flew to Afghanistan in 2016 to join the IS. Reportedly, Rahman and a few others allegedly have links with "IS Sympathiser" Mohammad Ameen Yahya, arrested on March 15.
Courtesy: The Indian Express
Four women hailing from Kerala accompanied their husbands to join the Islamic State in Khorasan Province (ISKP) during 2016 to 2018. Following the deaths of their husbands in various incidents, the women surrendered to the Afghanistan authorities where they were later imprisoned. As per a source, the Indian authorities are against their return, and thus it is unlikely that they will be permitted to enter the country again.
Courtesy: The Hindu
The Jammu Police on April 4 arrested Malik Umaid alias Abdullah, a commander of terror group Islamic State of Jammu and Kashmir (ISJK). Booking Malik under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, the police also recovered a pistol, eight rounds and Rs 1,13,000 from his possession. "With his arrest, a terror attack by the outfit has been averted," said Jammu zone IG Police Mukesh Singh.
Courtesy: India Today