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Interior ministry decides to ban Ansarul Sharia Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: The activities of newly-emerged militant group Ansarul Sharia Pakistan (ASP) would b banned soon, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said today

Addressing the Senate Standing Committee on Interior, the minister also claimed that ASP’s entire network would be taken down soon.

“Efforts are underway to track down other members of the terrorist group,” he said, adding that no group or party will be permitted to engage in provocative actions.

The emergence of Ansarul Sharia Pakistan came after an attack on MQM-P leader Khawaja Izharul Hassan on the first day of Eidul Azha in Karachi.

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Militants kill over 235, injure 100 namazis in a Sinai mosque

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SINAI (EGYPT): A bomb and gun attack by militants has killed over 235 namazis converged at Al-Rawdah Mosque for Juma prayers in Bir-al-Abed, near Arish city here today.

According to details, following the explosion, gunmen opened fire at namazis who were leaving the mosque.

The militants were not only targeting armed forces personnel gathered there for prayers but at the ambulances too!

It is pertinent to mention here that they also target Sinai tribes reckoning them traitors and abettors of LEAs.

Attackers blocked escape routes by blowing-up cars. Due to resulting burning wreckage LEAs’ personnel failed to follow them.

While President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has called an emergency security meeting, Egyptian government has announced three days of national mourning. 

 

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FC thwarts attempt to bomb journalists in Peshawar

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KHYBER AGENCY: FC here has defused a bomb attached to a vehicle carrying journalists. 

Magnetic explosive devise that was attached to the vehicle.

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Sources privy to Newspakistan.tv have informed that four  journalists belonging to local Media outlets were going to cover Torkham-Karachi rally featuring vintage cars. 

It has further been informed that one of the four journalists is working for foreign media. All of them are being quizzed by LEAs. 

 

 

 

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Suicide attack in Peshawar kills three policemen including AIG Police Ashraf Noor, injures six others!

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PESHAWAR: An 18-20-year-old suicide bomber riding a motorcycle detonated 15-20kgs explosives near the vehicle in which policemen, including AIG Police Headquarters Ashraf Noor, were travelling today here near Zarghooni Mosque in Hayatabad area.

As a result AIG, his bodyguard and driver got killed, six others got injured, while the vehicle turned into an inferno.

Injured were taken to Hayatabad Medical Complex. Exact number of casualties is yet to be ascertained. 

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