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Daily Terrorist Round-Up 7/16/05 (Lots of good ones today)

Posted on 07/16/2005 12:27:36 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter

Netanya Suicide Bombing Claims 5th Life

IDF soldier Moshe Maor Jan with his wife Moriah who is eight months pregnant.

Medical workers cleaning up the remains of Jan and the other victims in Netanya.

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Cairo, 15 July (AKI) - Police announced on Friday they have arrested an Egyptian biochemistry PhD, Magdi Mahmoud al-Nashar, in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, in connection with last week's London bombings. He is believed to be the mastermind behind last week's deadly bomb blasts in central London, Egyptian and Western intelligence sources announced. Experts now believe the bombs to be home-made devices, similar to those used in several al-Qaeda linked attacks.

Al-Nashar, 33, an Egyptian who did his doctorate at Leeds University in northern Britain was taken into custody in a suburb of Cairo and is being questioned by Egyptian state security police, in the presence of British agents, government officials in Cairo said.

Al-Nashar was linked to last week's London bomb attacks by forensic evidence police say they found at a property they searched in Leeds as part of their continuing investigation of the attacks. He had not been seen by colleagues in Leeds since early July.

Britain's Metropolitan police commissioner, Sir Ian Blair, said he expected the investigation into the London bombs to uncover "a clear al-Qaeda link." The attacks had "all the hallmarks of an al-Qaeda attack - simultaneous explosions and the use of foot soldiers," Blair said. The police needed to find "those who encouraged them, those who trained them".

Al-Nashar, who was awarded his PhD on 6 May, is thought to have rented a flat in the the Hyde Park area of Leeds, which police think was used as a bomb factory ahead of the London attacks, which killed at least 54 and wounded 700. His UK visa was renewed by the British Home Office early this year. The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) also joined the search for al-Nashar, because he attended North Carolina State University in the US in 2000.

The four explosions on central London's transport system last Thursday all occurred within the space of an hour. The four suspected bombers all died in the blasts, in what appears to have been suicide attacks.

Police announced the identity of the fourth suspected bomber, named as Jamaican-born, Lindsey Germaine, a man who lived in Buckinghamshire and who had a pregnant wife in England and a mother living in the US. The FBI is also investigating contacts Lyndsey made in Ohio and New Jersey in the US, which he visited in the past two years.

The three other suspected bombers were young British-born Muslim men of Pakistani descent, all from Leeds and who lead outwardly normal lives. One was married with a small baby.

Besides Egypt, Pakistan is the other country outside Britain that is involved in the police investigation into the London bomb attacks, as two of the suspected bombers are believed to have recently attended religious schools (madrassas) there.

Fierce fighting erupts between coalition forces and militants in Afghan area   (Pakistani story on the '24 bodies')

ISPR spokesman Maj Gen Shaukat Sultan has confirmed that dozens of people have been killed in a fierce gun battle between coalition forces and militants in Afghan area.
ISLAMABAD, July 16 (Online): Dozens of people have been killed in a fierce gun battle between coalition forces and militants in Afghan area opposite to Lawara Mandi in North Waziristan. The violent skirmish which started on the night between Thursday and Friday is reported to be continuing unabated till filing of this report.

Talking to a private T.V channel with reference to this skirmish, ISPR spokesman Maj Gen Shaukat Sultan has confirmed the incident saying that an information was received by them on last night that a fierce battle raged between US- led coalition forces and militants in Afghan area opposite the Lawar Mandi in North Waziristan. " When the coalition forces informed us , we put our army on high alert to deal with the situation so that no one could infiltrate into Pakistan territory", he told.

Casualties also took place in the clash, he indicated adding that during search operation, Pakistan army recovered two destroyed twin cabin vehicles and 24 bodies. These bodies were of those people who participated in this gun battle, he added.

He informed that Pakistani soldiers are on high alert to stop any one from entering into Pakistan territory. Operation and skirmish have occurred in Afghan area. Casualties and firing took place in any hour of night.

Responding to a question he said that Pakistan army was not involved in firing nor these killings were result of any operation from Pakistan army.

To a question on availability of bodies in Pakistan territory, he said it was being determined if coalition forces had violated Pakistan borders. However he informed those died in the skirmish were killed in Pakistan territory. Pakistan army was still hunting militants of Al-Qaeda and Taliban from the area, he told.

Canada says to hunt down al-Qaeda in Afghanistan (WOW, you won't believe this article!!! Someone in Canada grew a pair!)

OTTAWA, July 14 (Reuters) - Canadian troops will take a more active role hunting down the "detestable murderers and scumbags" of al-Qaeda and the Taliban in southern Afghanistan next year, Canada's top military officer said in comments published on Friday. Canada is boosting its presence in Afghanistan and by next February there will be 1,500 soldiers in the southern city of Kandahar. General Rick Hillier, chief of the defense staff, said the troops would track down members of the former ruling Taliban and al-Qaeda.

"We're actually going there to take down the folks who are trying to still blow up men and women in Afghanistan and still provide a base for an organisation like al-Qaeda," newspapers quoted Hillier as saying.

Hillier said troops could be killed or injured in Afghanistan but dismissed fears that a more active role for the military overseas might trigger attacks in Canada, noting that Canadians had not hesitated to fight in World War Two. "Did they say 'No, because we might be attacked over here if we actually go and stand up against those despicable murderous bastards'? No they did not," he said. "They went and did it because it was right. I think it's exactly the same thing now. We need to take a stand," he added, saying last week's bomb attacks in London showed Canada could not afford to be complacent.

Hillier also confirmed that Canada's top secret Joint Task Force Two commando force would be taking part in operations in Afghanistan against al-Qaeda and the Taliban. "These are detestable murderers and scumbags, I'll tell you that right up front. They detest our freedoms, they detest our society, they detest our liberties," he said.

Hillier served as the head of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force in Kabul last year. He took over as chief of the defense staff in February this year, just weeks before the Liberal government announced a big increase in military spending. "We are the Canadian Forces, and our job is to be able to kill people," the newspapers quoted him as saying.

Deadline given to expel militants
By Pazir Gul

 MIRAMSHAH (North Waziristan), July 14: Military authorities have given a 24-hour deadline to the Utmanzai tribesmen in the North Waziristan Agency to expel foreign militants from their areas or face ‘large scale’ action. Speaking at a jirga of the Utmanzai clan, a sub tribe of the Ahmadzai Wazir tribe, General Officer Commanding (GOC) North Waziristan Maj-Gen Akram Sahi warned it that the security forces would take action if the tribesmen failed to fulfil their collective responsibilities and expel foreign militants.

“You have only 24 hours to flush out miscreants from the area. If the tribe fails to catch the militants, the army troops can react any time,” Maj-Gen Sahi warned the tribal elders.

“The army does not want collateral damage” he said, “but it has the option to use maximum force to crush militants and dismantle their hideouts.

The authorities want tribesmen to catch militants who killed a soldier and wounded four others in Meradeen area of the forest-covered Shawal region in the North Waziristan Agency on July 6. Six persons were arrested on the spot but the military authorities believe that real culprits are still at large.

Bangkok, 15 July (AKI) - After an overnight attack by militants in the Muslim-majority southern provinces of Thailand, the Thai prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra has been given emergency powers by the Thai government, to tap phones, censor newspapers and detain suspects without charge. The Emergency Powers Law was passed on Friday and replaces a martial law which was already in place in the three southern most provinces of Thailand, Narathiwat, Pattani and Yala, where more than 800 people have died since January 2004.

The Thai cabinet agreed to issue the new laws after a series of coordinated attacks occured in Yala on Thursday night. Around 60 militants attacked, bombing a power station which cut all power in Yala and plunged the city into darkness. After minutes, several bombs went off and attackers then used Molotov cocktails in four seperate arson attacks, while a police post was ambushed and a grenade thrown into a convenience store. Two people died and at least 26 people were injured in the violence.

Shinawatra condemned the attacks. Officials said that the violence was highly coordinated and blamed it on Islamic separatists.

Thailand is almost exclusively Buddhist and the minority Muslims are often considered second class citizens. Thai Muslims often complain of discrimination and a lack of opportunities, a resentment which has led to clashes with the authorities. The government has been criticised for its heavy-handed tactics towards the insurgents.

Baghdad, 15 July (AKI) - Iraq's foreign minister, Hoshier Zibari, has said Iraqi authorities have hundreds of documents that confirm Syria is helping"terrorists" enter Iraq. Zibari made the announcement in an interview to Saudi newspaper "Al-Watan" He also said he was disappointed by a Syrian government delegation which, on a recent visit to Baghdad, claimed Iraq had no proof on the matter.

Zibari also mentioned other issues straining Baghdad's relations with Damascus, including what he said was the unresolved issue of bank accounts Saddam Hussein's regime had in Syria. The foreign minister however declared himself in favour of reopening diplomatic relations with Syria.

Ayodhya/Jammu, 15 July (AKI/DAWN) - Indian police have arrested three suspects who are believed to have helped in last week's attack on a religious site claimed by both Hindus and Muslims in the northern Indian city of Ayodhya. According to the Press Trust of India (PTI), the police made the arrests in Indian-administered Kashmir on Friday and believe that the attack was carried out by militants from Lashkar-e-Toiba, a banned terrorist organisation.

In the attack, carried out on July 5, one gunman blew himself up and another four were killed after a two-hour battle with police at the heavily armed religious complex.

In 1992, Hindu nationalists demolished a mosque at the site, sparking sectarian riots. Right-wing Hindus claim that the complex marks the birthplace of the Hindu god Ram. They believe that the 16th century Babri mosque was built upon an old Hindu temple marking the birth place.

The demolition of the mosque prompted one of the worst bouts of religious rioting between Hindus and India's minority Muslims, and left more than 2,000 people dead. It is seen as the most serious threat to India's secular identity since independence in 1947.

According to PTI, the police said that a total of eight militants were involved in the attack and while five have been arrested, another three are still at large and the police have launched a massive hunt to find them.

After the incident, Hindu nationalist groups in India protested and blamed Islamic groups supported by Pakistan for the attack. Pakistan for its part has denied any role in the raid.

Baghdad, 15 July (Aki) - The Iraqi prime minister Ibrahim Jaafari has approved the first death sentence handed down by a Iraqi tribunal and confirmed by the court of cassation - the country's highest court."The Iraqi people deeply wanted the death penalty against war criminals" said a statement from Jaafari's cabinet.

The death sentence - against three terrorists - can only be carried out a once the ruling has been signed off on by the country's interim president, Jalal Talabani - who opposes the death penalty.

Death penalty has been a controversial issue in Iraq. It was applied under Saddam's regime according to the law 111 of the 1969 penal code which sanctioned the death penalty for premeditated crime. After the fall of Saddam's regime, under pressure from the United States, the Iraqi Governing Council decided against the death penalty.

Following the escalation of terror attacks around the country, the authorities have recently reinstated the law in order to contrast violence.

70 rebels killed, abductions drop in Chechnya in 1st half of year 
    MOSCOW, July 15 (Xinhuanet) -- Federal forces killed more than 70 rebels and abductions dropped by 25 percent in Chechnya in the first half of this year as the Russian government tightened the screws on separatist rebels in the region, Chechen Interior Minister Ruslan Alkhanov said Friday.

    Federal forces killed 71 armed rebels, including 10 ringleaders, and detained 140 more in Chechnya in the first half of this year, Alkhanov told the Itar-Tass news agency.

    The Russian government intensified operations to rein in separatists in the breakaway republic since the Beslan school siege, which killed over 330 people last September in the southern republic of North Ossetia.

    Alkhanov cited the elimination of rebel leader Aslan Maskhadov and other rebel military commanders as the major achievements in the fight against terrorism in the war-torn North Caucasian republic.

    Maskhadov, with a government-offered price tag of 10 million USdollars on his head after the Beslan school siege, was killed on March 8 in a Chechen village during a special operation by FederalSecurity Service troops.

    Twenty-four militants voluntarily laid down their arms and surrendered to authorities, Alkhanov added.

    A total of 82 kidnappings were reported in the first six monthsof 2005, down 25 percent compared with the same period last year, Alkhanov said, adding that the crime rate went down by 4.7 percentin Chechnya on a year-on-year basis. Enditem

Prisoners beat suspected al Qaeda leader in Spain

MADRID (Reuters) - The suspected leader of al Qaeda in Spain, accused of aiding the September 11 hijackers, was beaten by a group of prison inmates on Friday and had to be taken to hospital, a prisons spokeswoman said.

Syrian-born Imad Eddin Barakat Yarkas, also known as Abu Dahdah, is awaiting a verdict after being tried for "terrorist murder" for allegedly helping the hijackers plan the 2001 attacks on New York and Washington.

If convicted he could be sentenced to up to 74,000 years in jail.

"He was attacked while he was eating breakfast. They started by insulting him. Prison guards warned him to get out but the group jumped him immediately," the spokeswoman said. "The injuries do not appear serious."

Barakat Yarkas is one of 24 suspected al Qaeda members who were on trial in Madrid between April and July. He and another defendant, Driss Chebli, are accused of helping prepare a July 2001 meeting in Spain at which, prosecutors say, the September 11 attacks on U.S. cities may have been planned.

Prison authorities are investigating the beating and will step up security for other high-risk prisoners, the spokeswoman said. They will place those responsible in isolation.

Spain suffered its own al Qaeda-linked attacks on March 11, 2004 when 191 people were killed when 10 simultaneous bombs tore through four packed commuter trains in Europe's worst attack by Muslim militants.

Minister: Al-Zarqawi Fled Baghdad Recently

The leader of Iraq's most feared terror group fled Baghdad about two weeks ago because a U.S.-Iraqi military operation in the capital was threatening his al-Qaida movement, Iraq's interior minister said in a television interview aired Friday.

Bayan Jabr told the U.S.-owned Al Hurra television that the Jordanian-born Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and many of his al-Qaida in Iraq followers fled Baghdad because of the success of Operation Lightning, launched May 28.

Despite claims that the operation was successful, at least 30 people were killed in a wave of car-bombings and roadside explosions in the capital Friday. Jabr said "the terrorists" often have more weapons than the police.

He nonetheless claimed many al-Qaida members had left the capital "because they have lost the battle." Al-Zarqawi fled Baghdad 12 days ago after several car-rigging factories were discovered in a security operation, he said.

"Al-Zarqawi is in his last months," Jabr added.

In the past, Iraqi officials have variously placed al-Zarqawi in the Fallujah area west of Baghdad and in eastern Iraq. Some accounts claimed he had even been wounded and had fled to Iran, a charge the Iranians deny.

Britain will extradite Zakayev if irrefutable evidence provided

MOSCOW, July 15 (RIA Novosti) - Britain will hand over Chechen emissary Akhmed Zakayev if the Russian Prosecutor General's Office can prove his involvement in terrorist activities, the British ambassador to Russia, Tony Brenton, told a news conference Friday. Brenton said that Zakayev, who has been granted political asylum, is protected by British legislation in the same way as any other person in Britain.

Russia has submitted seven requests for the extradition of Zakayev, who is suspected of involvement in attacks against federal forces and the murder of civilians in Chechnya.

In January, Russian Prosecutor General Vladimir Ustinov told the Federation Council, the Russian parliament's upper chamber, that the London Magistrates' Court considered the evidence provided by Russian investigators to be insufficient for Zakayev's extradition.

Ustinov asked, "What other evidence could we provide to prove whether he is guilty or not? Does the court have to witness the crime?"

The official said that a person whose fingers Russian investigators believe had been shot off by Zakayev had been presented to the London court. A number of expert examination reports had also been submitted to the court.

( SV-I don't know, he looks innocent to me.)

(US & Iraqi) Troops hunt insurgents (Excerpt)

BAGHDAD - US and Iraqi troops have raided houses in western Baghdad in the hunt for insurgents.

Eight suspects were taken into custody and soldiers found an Iraqi general's uniform.

About 30 suspected al-Qaida members were arrested in the past week.

Basayev's ally detained in Chechnya

KHANKALA. July 15 (Interfax) - One of Shamil Basayev's allies has been detained in the Shelkovskaya district of Chechnya on Friday.

Basayev's ally, also known as Makhar, was detained during a planned search operation by the local police and Russian Interior Ministry forces, the ministry's press service in the North Caucasus told Interfax. Makhar is suspected of having been involved in a series of crimes recently committed in the Shelkovskaya district, including the attack on Borozdinovskaya village, the press service said.

Five Hamas militants killed in Israel air strikes
-Israeli Apache helicopters launch near simultaneous air strikes on Gaza City, West Bank.
By Adel Zaanoun - GAZA CITY

At least five militants from the armed wing of Islamist faction Hamas were killed Friday in nearly simultaneous Israeli air strikes on Gaza City and the West Bank. The air strikes came just hours after Palestinian security personnel battled Hamas militants (SV-see story below) in a bid to stop mounting violence from unravelling a seven-month informal truce, killing two teenage bystanders in the process.

The Palestinian Authority condemned the Israeli attacks as a "dangerous escalation" and said Israel is trying to destroy its own efforts to impose the rule of the law in the chaotic occupied territories. "We strongly condemn the dangerous Israeli escalation. At the same time that the Palestinian Authority is trying to impose the law, Israel wants to destroy all those such efforts," chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat said.

The armed wing of Hamas, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, said that four of their militants were killed in the attack, naming them as Hassem Abu Ras, Adel Hanyiah, Saber Abu Assi and Amjad Arafat. Palestinian medical sources said five civilians, including a child, were also wounded. A headless corpse, M-16s, fragments of militant rockets and torn, bloodied pieces of human flesh littered the road after the Gaza explosion as volunteers ferried body parts to hospital, witnesses and an AFP journalist said.

Bits of Israeli rocket were sprayed across the rubble after the explosion which rocked the same area of eastern Gaza City where deadly clashes between Palestinian security forces and Hamas militants happened hours earlier. An Israeli army spokesman said four members of the armed faction had been transporting explosives through Gaza City when their van was hit by rockets fired by an Israeli helicopter.

Just moments earlier, Israeli helicopters fired three rockets into a car near the town of Salfit, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus and not far from the Jewish settlement of Ariel, Palestinian security sources said. The helicopters then pummelled the car with heavy machine-gun fire. Minutes after the attack, Israeli troops entered Salfit and imposed a curfew, medical and security sources said.

The army confirmed that an air strike near the town of Salfit was launched to target two "Hamas terrorists".  However, he was unable to confirm whether both men had been killed, as Palestinian security and medical sources gave conflicting reports of one and two militants killed in the blast. Medical sources in Salfit said Mohammed Marie, a leader from the Qassam Brigades in the area, was cut to pieces in the blast. Other security sources said that Rabih Harb, 27 and Mohammed Ayash, 25, were killed after the rockets slammed into an industrial area.

Hamas had claimed responsibility for a rocket attack late Thursday in which one young Israeli woman was killed. It was that attack that prompted Palestinian interior minister Nasr Yussef to order security officers to "prevent by force if necessary" all militant attacks against Israeli targets.

The Palestinian Authority has come under massive pressure from Israel, the European Union and the United States to arrest and prosecute those responsible for a suicide bombing in a coastal resort on Tuesday that killed five Israelis.

Overnight, Israeli helicopters carried out three raids and fired missiles on the northern Gaza Strip shortly after the deadly Palestinian rocket attack.

Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas has repeatedly ignored Israeli insistence that he dismantle armed factions, claiming that such an operation could spark civil war in the already chaotic Palestinian territories.
He has been in Gaza since Thursday for crisis talks with the armed factions in a bid to rescue the flagging truce, now under the most serious pressure since the last suicide attack in Israel in February.

Despite the escalating violence, Israel ruled out any question of delaying its withdrawal from the Gaza Strip next month. "These attacks will not alter our determination to implement the disengagement plan on schedule, but if they continue, we will respond in a much tougher manner," said a source close to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Israel has threatened to reoccupy Palestinian cities if necessary to ensure that the pullout of more than 8,000 Jewish settlers from the Gaza Strip and four settlements in the northern West Bank does not take place under fire.

Palestinian security forces clash with Hamas

Two teenagers were killed and more than a dozen other Palestinians wounded Friday as clashes between security forces and Islamic militants rocked Gaza City, medical sources said.  "One civilian was killed and a total of 16 injured, several of them seriously," a doctor at a Gaza hospital said.  One of the dead was identified as Ismail al-Amarin, 17. Doctors later pronounced a 15-year-old boy dead, saying he too had been shot in the head.

It was not immediately clear whether the fatal shots were fired by Palestinian security officers or gunmen from the radical Hamas faction, but medical sources said security officers were among the wounded.  Gunfire ricocheted through at least three districts of Gaza City as hundreds of Palestinian police fanned out across all major junctions, an AFP journalist said. Islamic militants torched three security force jeeps as acrid smoke engulfed the air, witnesses said.

The clashes erupted after Palestinian interior minister Nasr Yussef put security forces and police on high alert to "prevent by force if necessary all firing of rockets and mortars" against Israeli targets.

An Israeli woman was killed when Palestinian militants fired rockets into southern Israel on Thursday in an attack claimed separately by Hamas and the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, an armed offshoot of the leadership's Fatah movement.

Overnight, Israeli helicopters carried out three raids and fired missiles on the northern Gaza Strip shortly after the deadly rocket strike.

Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired six rockets on southern Israel early Friday without causing any casualties, an Israeli military source said.

Musharraf orders action against militant network

ISLAMABAD: President Pervez Musharraf has directed law enforcement agencies to launch a nationwide campaign to stop banned militant outfits from holding gatherings, collecting donations and displaying arms.  Addressing the nation’s top police officers in Rawalpindi, Musharraf said that the publishing, printing and distribution of hate material such as pamphlets, booklets and CDs should be stopped. “You must ensure that such material is not available in markets by December this year.” He said that writers, publishers and distributors of such literature must be punished.

The president made it clear that the government would not tolerate extremism and would continue to combat the “menace of terrorism with unflinching determination and force”. He said this fight was in the interest of Pakistan’s continued socio-economic progress. The president reiterated the government’s resolve to prevent banned militant organisations from resurfacing under other names.

He said that no government in the country could be anti-religion and Pakistan was “undoubtedly an ideological state and an Islamic Republic”. “We have to take the country forward as a modern dynamic, progressive and forward-looking Islamic state,” he said.

The president said that the country would continue its fight against terrorism. “Pakistan stands at a crossroads. There is an urgent need to address the extremism. We have to transform society and bring about harmony for our long-term progress,” he said.

The president referred to the country’s success in capturing about 700 terrorists and said that the Pakistani police and its intelligence wings deserved praise.

Federal Interior Minister Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao said that about four hundred law enforcement personnel had laid down their lives in the anti-terror drive.

In response to suggestions from senior police officers, the president ordered the formation of a committee of provincial inspector generals which would propose ways to improve police efficiency.

Musharraf agreed on the need to provide better benefits to law-enforcement forces and said the government would provide the requisite financial resources to them. The president underscored the importance of merit-based inductions and said that police being the frontline enforcers of peace and security needed to be sincere in its efforts.

The president urged the police not to concede to political pressures and to do away with the present ‘thana culture’. He also directed the provincial police chiefs to ensure foolproof security during the upcoming local government elections.

“The police should facilitate people in casting votes and ensure a peaceful environment. We will provide all possible support and cooperation to the police during the elections,” he said. nni

(SV-Pakistani "crackdowns" in the past have been avoided by simply changing the name of the group. They continued to use the same bank accounts and addresses even.)

J-K police bust Hizb module, 11 held

SRINAGAR: Police on Friday said it has arrested 11 militants of a Hizbul Mujahideen module suspected to be behind the assassination of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's nephew in Anantnag district.

The arrested militants were also involved in killing state Home Minister Abdul Rehman Veeri's brother in an abortive attempt on Veeri and grenade attacks at various places in Anantnag district, Director General of Police Gopal Sharma told reporters here.

The module of the pro-Pakistan militant outfit was floated by a "dreaded militant" named Jehangir and had fixed targets, the DGP said.

One of the ultras, Sajad Ahmad Bhat, disclosed during interrogation that he was given Rs 6,000 for the killing of Veeri's brother, Mohammad Ismail Veeri, he said.

Sajad and another militant, Bilal Ahmad Magray, said they were indoctrinated by Jehangir who told them to hurl grenades at crowded places to cause maximum harm to the general public, Sharma said.

Magray lobbed a hand grenade at Marhama on June 27 while another militant, Fayaz Ahmad Bhat, served as a "courier" who brought the explosive to the venue, he said.

He said the CM's nephew, Attiquallah Shah, was assassinated in May by Manzoor Tooti and Mohammad Saleem who were recently killed in an encounter in the Anantnag district.

The arrested militants were being further questioned for leads to work out other militancy-related cases, the DGP added.


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2 posted on 07/16/2005 12:28:06 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (John 6: 51-58)
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Top grade thread!

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Great work finding all the articals. Thanks for the ping.

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The suspected leader of al Qaeda in Spain, accused of aiding the September 11 hijackers, was beaten by a group of prison inmates on Friday and had to be taken to hospital, a prisons spokeswoman said.

Ironic how the outcasts of society understand the situation clearer than we do.

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8 posted on 07/16/2005 7:56:51 AM PDT by bitt ('We will all soon reap what the ignorant are now sowing.' Victor Davis Hanson)
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Federal forces killed more than 70 rebels and abductions dropped by 25 percent in Chechnya in the first half of this year as the Russian government tightened the screws on separatist rebels in the region, Chechen Interior Minister Ruslan Alkhanov said Friday.

Sounds like the Russian government needs to eliminate about 210 more.

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