26 killed, 158 injured in Pak shelling during last 2 years: Govt

26 killed, 158 injured in Pak shelling during last 2 years: Govt

Jammu: As many as 26 people were killed and 158 injured in Pakistani shelling along Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kashmir during past two years, the Assembly was told Monday. 216 structures were also damaged in the cross-border shelling during the period, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said in a written reply to a question of […]

26 killed in latest Brazil jail bloodbath

26 killed in latest Brazil jail bloodbath

Srinagar: The latest in a string of brutal prison massacres involving suspected gang members in Brazil has killed 26 inmates, most of whom were beheaded, reports said on Monday. As per reports, the incident happened on Saturday night. The bloodbath erupted in the overcrowded Alcacuz prison in the northeastern state of Rio Grande do Norte. […]

5 UAE officials among 56 killed in Afghanistan bombings

5 UAE officials among 56 killed in Afghanistan bombings

Kandahar: Five UAE officials were among 56 people killed in a string of bombings across Afghan cities, authorities said Wednesday. The Emiratis were among 13 people killed when explosives hidden in a sofa detonated inside the governor’s compound in southern Kandahar yesterday, while the UAE’s ambassador to Afghanistan escaped the attack with injuries. Just hours […]

23 killed, 45 wounded in Kabul blasts

23 killed, 45 wounded in Kabul blasts

Srinagar: At least 23 people were reportedly killed and nearly 45 others wounded in twin explosions that rocked the Afghan capital of Kabul on Tuesday, reports quoting officials said, As per reports the target of the blasts was probably an area that includes government and lawmakers’ offices. The first explosion, which was carried out by […]

Militant killed during encounter in Bandipora

Militant killed during encounter in Bandipora

Srinagar: One militant was killed in a brief encounter between rebels and government forces in Bandipora district of north Kashmir on Tuesday, officials sources said. The gunfight broke out in Parray Mohalla Hajin of the district after forces cordoned off a particular area. Sources said that the operation is however, over now. One army soldier […]

43 killed in Syria car bombing

43 killed in Syria car bombing

Damascus: At least 43 people were killed and dozens injured on Saturday when a car bomb was detonated in Syria. As per reports the explosion occurred near the courthouse in the city of Azaz, located in north Aleppo province, just seven kilometres south of the Turkish border. At least six of the victims were soldiers, […]

2016 one of bloodiest years for forces in J-K

Srinagar: 2016 turned out to be one of the bloodiest years for government forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s history though they managed to kill some top militant commanders including Hizbul Mujahideen’s Burhan Wani. Wani was the poster boy of militancy in the Valley and attracted many youth to Hizbul Mujahideen and his killing was seen […]

At least 6,878 civilians killed in Iraq violence in 2016: UN

Srinagar: The United Nations has said that violence claimed the lives of at least 6,878 civilian Iraq last year. Reports quoting the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq, known as UNAMI, said that 12,388 other civilians were wounded in 2016. UNAMI added that the figurers didn’t include casualties among civilians in Iraq’s western Anbar province for […]