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  • Rawalpindi Police gear up for Muharram

    RAWALPINDI: Police in the garrison city are gearing up for Muharram...

    In a meeting held on Wednesday, Regional Police Officer (RPO) Mohammad Wisal Fakhr Sultan Raja ordered the strict implementation of a ban on the use of loudspeakers in mosques and madressahs, distribution of hate material and wall-chalking provoking sectarian trouble
  • At least 107 dead as crane crashes into Masjidul Haram

    MAKKAH: A massive construction crane crashed into Makkah's Grand Mosque in stormy weather Friday, killing at least 107 people and injuring 238, Saudi authorities said, less than a fortnight before the Haj pilgrimage starts...

    According to the Saudi civil defence authority around 238 people were injured in the incident and they are currently being treated in the nearby hospitals
  • 400 killed in Boko Haram attacks since April: Amnesty

    A spurt in attacks by Boko Haram Islamists has claimed nearly 400 lives since April in Nigeria and Cameroon, double the figure of the previous five months, Amnesty said on Tuesday...

    The increasing use of suicide bombers — often young women and girls forced to carry and detonate explosives in crowded areas — has killed at least 381 civilians in the two countries, the rights group said in a statement
  • Niger army fights Boko Haram for Lake Chad island

    NIAMEY: Niger’s army is fighting to recapture an island in Lake Chad after it was seized by hundreds of Boko Haram militants aboard motorised canoes, army sources said on Sunday...

    Boko Haram, hardline Islamists who want to establish a caliphate in the region, attacked the island of Karamga at dawn on Saturday, their second attempt to capture it since February, army and government sources said
  • Boko Haram gunmen kill 21 in Nigeria

    KANO: Suspected Boko Haram gunmen shot dead 21 people in northeast Nigeria who were trying to return home to recover abandoned food supplies, a local official and a victim’s relative said on Monday...

    “The men, 21 of them, were stopped at Bultaram (village) by gunmen we believe are Boko Haram who shot them dead,” said Baba Nuhu, an official with the Gujba local government in Yobe state
  • Boko Haram slits throats of 12 in Nigeria

    MAIDUGURI: Boko Haram militants have slit the throats of 12 people in northeast Nigeria as the army was trying to evacuate civilians from the area, a military source and a witness said on Friday...

    The Islamist group has been driven out of much of the huge swathe of territory they controlled at the start of the year, thanks to a concerted push by troops from Nigeria and neighbours Chad, Niger and Cameroon
  • Nigeria trying to identify 300 girls, women rescued from Boko Haram

    ABUJA: Nigeria was seeking to identify on Wednesday nearly 300 women and girls rescued from Boko Haram, raising hopes they might include schoolgirls seized in a high-profile kidnapping last year...

    The army appeared to rule out any of the 200 girls being from the northeastern town of Chibok, who were snatched from their dormitories on April 14, prompting global outrage
  • Boko Haram retakes Nigerian border town

    MAIDUGURI: Boko Haram fighters seized back the border town of Marte in northeastern Nigeria and attacked outlying villages on Friday, weeks after the military said it had contained the Islamic extremists in a forest stronghold, an official said...

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  • Bombs found at Boko Haram camp go off, kill 63

    BAUCHI: A large sack of home-made bombs discovered at an abandoned Boko Haram camp exploded, killing 63 people, witnesses said on Wednesday of a toll many times higher than in any recent attack in northeast Nigeria...

    The explosives were found by civilian self-defence fighters who carried the bag filled with metal objects to the nearby town of Monguno, said fighters including Haruna Bukar
  • Of Boko Haram and Hindutva

    PRIME MINISTER Theresa May could have easily ignored, without anyone noticing, the vengeful white Briton who drove his truck into a crowd of Muslim worshippers, mowing down a few and killing one...

    After all, England had not yet fully recovered from the terror carnage in Manchester and London inflicted by home-grown Muslims
  • Boko Haram attacks leave 13 dead in Nigeria

    At least 13 people are dead, including four attackers, after Boko Haram launched the deadliest attack in months on the northeast Nigeria city that is the birthplace of the extremist group, police said Thursday...

    The attack came just hours before a visit by the country's acting president
  • Boko Haram ambush death toll hits 69

    KANO: At least 69 people died in a Boko Haram ambush of an oil exploration team in north-east Nigeria, as three men kidnapped by the jihadists made a video appeal...

    Experts said the attack — Boko Haram’s bloodiest this year — underscored the persistent threat it poses, despite government claims the group is a spent force
  • Boko Haram suspected after blasts in Abuja suburbs

    ABUJA: Two bomb blasts ripped through the outskirts of Nigeria's capital Abuja on Friday, including one target hit twice before by Boko Haram, after separate strikes in the northeast that killed at least 21...

    Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) warned of casualties from the simultaneous explosions in Kuje and Nyanya and likened the explosives used to those in areas worst-hit by the six-year insurgency
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