Thursday, August 31, 2006

Terrorism Briefs

Two more charged over 'bomb plot' Two more people have been charged with conspiracy to murder and intending to smuggle explosives onto aircraft in the alleged bomb plot thwarted by police. Mohammed Shamin Uddin and Mohammed YasarGulzar were charged late on Tuesday, hours after Nabeel Hussain was charged with the same offences.

Abu Sayyaf chieftain Khadaffy Janjalani and his two Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) terrorist allies have reportedly slipped through a military dragnet in Sulu and are now in Basilan

KABUL, Afghanistan — A homicide bombing ripped through a crowded market in southern Afghanistan on Monday, killing 17 people and wounding 47, a hospital official said.
The homicide bomber carrying explosives walked into the market opposite a police station in Lashkar Gah, the capital of the southern Helmand province, and blew himself up, said Ghulam Muheddin, the provincial governor's spokesman.

Hanif Khan, a local hospital official, said the blast killed 17 persons and wounded 47, six critically. Among the dead were the owner of the market, a former Lashkar Gah police chief; his son; and a nephew, said Hayatullah Khan, a security guard at the scene.

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Iraq's Defense Ministry sent reinforcements to the southern city of Diwaniya after weekend clashes between government troops and followers of a radical Shiite cleric left more than 60 dead, Iraqi and U.S. military officials said.

The deployment came as a U.S. commander said members of at least two brigades of Iraqi forces have refused orders to fight outside of their operating areas.
The Diwaniya fighting left 23 Iraqi soldiers and 38 militiamen dead, and 40 wounded, amid conflicting reports of how the clashes began.

The Defense Ministry said the fighting began late Sunday after a large number of gunmen attacked several police stations in the city, taking over many of them. Iraqi soldiers later clashed with those gunmen, the ministry said.

While clashes were going on in parts of the city, the ministry said, the Iraqi army had generally taken control of the situation, including recapturing the police stations that had fallen under control of the gunmen.

Militants decapitated an Islamic cleric and an Afghan refugeeaccused of spying for U.S. and Afghan authorities in northwestern Pakistan, anintelligence official said Wednesday. The men's beheaded bodies were found early Wednesday in two villages

NAZRAN, August 30 (RIA Novosti) - Gunmen have wounded an investigator from a prosecutor's office in the latest attack to hit a troubled region in southern Russia, law-enforcement officers said Wednesday.

The incident follows a string of attacks targeting law-enforcement and other officials in the North Caucasus republic of Ingushetia, which borders on Chechnya.
Meanwhile, 50 Chechen rebels laid down their arms in a ceremony last week.

"The Moroccan Ansar El-Mehdi Organization on the Trail of Al-Qa'ida: Pilots' Wives Among the Terrorists"

This group planned massive kidnappings of high level government officials and in the questioning it was discovered that heavy pholosphical classhes are arising pitting socialist dissidents against Islamic groups.

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