Title Description Posted Date
Violent Surge At least 13 persons- seven students, one professor, two security guards of the University, and three Security Force (SF) personnel - were killed and another 45 persons, including 36 students and staff members and nine SF personnel, were injured when terrorists carried out an attack targeting the well guarded American University of Afghanistan in capital Kabul. The attack, which commenced at 18:30 AST [Afghanistan Standard Time] on August 24, 2016, after the attackers exploded a car bomb at a University entry gate, stormed into the University complex and opened gunfire, lasted for almost 10 hours. The SFs eliminated two terrorists, bringing an end to the attack. There were about 750 students in the University compound at the time of the attack. According to reports, the attackers had made their way past the University's armed guards and watchtowers, lobbing grenades and checking out their maps. 29-Aug-2016
J&K: Policy Paralysis The street violence that engulfed a large part of Kashmir Valley in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) has so far accounted for at least 68 deaths - 66 protestors and two Policemen (data till August 21, 2016). The violence was sparked subsequent to the killing of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) 'commander' Burhan Wani in an encounter on July 8, 2016. According to official figures, at least 4,515 Security Force (SF) personnel and 3,356 protestors were also injured during the protests till August 9. [No official figure about the number of inured has been released thereafter.] J& K consists of three divisions: Jammu, Kashmir Valley and Ladakh. 22-Aug-2016
Justice in Terror At least 55 lawyers were among 74 persons killed and over 100 wounded in a suicide bombing at the emergency ward of Quetta's Civil Hospital on August 8, 2016. Scores of people had gathered at the Hospital to mourn the death of Balochistan Bar Association (BBA) President Bilal Anwar Kasi in a gun attack earlier in the day. Law enforcement officials asserted that the two attacks were connected and confirmed that the blast was carried out by a suicide bomber. Kasi's body had been brought to the Civil Hospital, and a number of friends, colleagues and relatives, as well as a posse of Press photographers, reporters and television cameramen had also gathered. The 55 slain lawyers include BBA's former President Baz Muhammad Kakar; former Supreme Court Bar Association Vice-President Syed Qahir Shah; Advocate Sangat Jamaldani, son of Jahanzeb Jamaldani, Secretary General, Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M); and Advocate Dawood Kasi, son of Former Federal Minister Dr. Abdul Malik Kasi. Two cameramen - Shahzad Khan and Mehmood Khan- working for Aaj TV and Dawn, respectively, were also killed. 16-Aug-2016
Islamist Recruitment: Intensifying Effor There is a visible increase in activity of militant outfits in South Asia - particularly India, Pakistan and Bangladesh - in their respective recruitment drives, especially using online communications. Previously, terrorist formations were using printed Jihadi literature, propaganda videos and face to face interactions with religious motivators to entice people to their cause. With the Internet boom and proliferation of online web-based communications, as well as the dramatic example of Daesh's (Islamic State's) cyber outreach, terrorist formations in the region are increasingly using the internet to communicate with youth and inspire them to embrace violent extremism. 02-Aug-2016
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