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War within Islam Pakistan's famed and much celebrated devotional Sufi singer Amjad Sabri (45) was killed in a targeted attack in broad daylight while he was traveling in his car in the Liaquatabad Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh, on June 22, 2016. Sabri's relative and co-traveler, Saleem Sabri, was also killed in the attack. Qari Saifullah Mehsud, spokesperson for the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)-Hakimullah Mehsud faction claimed responsibility for the killing, which he justified on account of "his (Sabri's) blasphemous Qawwalis" (Sufi devotional music). 18-Jul-2016
Assam: KPLT: Changing Colours On June 29, 2016, the Army claimed that, in a series of joint operations with the Assam Police over the preceding days, 11 militants of the recently-floated militant outfit, Helem Tiger Force (HTF), were arrested from Umrongso in Dima Hasao District and Larkercha village in West Karbi Anglong District along the Assam-Meghalaya border. HTF reportedly has close links with the Karbi People's Liberation Tiger (KPLT). During the operation, the Security Forces (SFs) recovered two 9mm pistols, three 7.65 pistols, three rifles, one hand grenade and 40 rounds of live ammunition. After the arrest, the Army sources said that the unearthing and apprehension of a majority of cadres of this outfit which has links with KPLT and United People's Liberation Army (UPLA), has been a major setback to the nexus between the outfits, which have been involved in kidnapping, extortion and 'tax-collection'. The kingpin of this new outfit is still at large and efforts are on to reach out to him. 12-Jul-2016
Manipur: ILP: Impending Crisis On June 23, 2016, normal life in Imphal and other areas was crippled on the first day of the 48 hours State-wide bandh (general shut down strike) imposed by the Joint Action Committee (JAC) demanding implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system in Manipur. 04-Jul-2016
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