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  • Both active and effective: A short history of Indian Special Ops

    06/13/2015 7:52:23 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | June 11, 2015 | Praveen Swami
    The dawn would have illuminated the pools of blood, as the villagers emerged to count their dead. For all of the night of February 24, 2000, residents of the hamlet of Lanjote had bunkered down, hoping not to be hit by artillery fire arcing across the LoC. The 16 bodies on the streets, though, bore evidence of the precision savagery of the knife, not the shell: 90-year-old Mohammad Alam Wali, and a young couple, Mohammad Murtaza and Kali Begum, had been decapitated. Limbs were severed; heads hacked. The youngest victim, Ahmad Niaz, was just two. With deliberation, it seemed, the...
  • Kandahar ‘chief’ hijacker behind plot to abduct Rahul Gandhi

    11/19/2007 4:51:26 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies · 61+ views
    The Indian Express ^ | 11/19/2007 | Pranab Dhal Samanta
    Kandahar ‘chief’ hijacker behind plot to abduct Rahul Gandhi Pranab Dhal Samanta Terror: Three held in UP say they got ‘personal guidance’ in Pak from Ibrahim Athar, Jaish boss Masood Azhar’s brother NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 18: Eight years after he had India on tenterhooks for a week, IC-814 principal hijacker Ibrahim Athar, referred to as “chief” during the hijack, has reappeared on the Indian terror scene as the mastermind, facilitator and trainer of the foiled Jaish-e-Mohammed operation to abduct Rahul Gandhi. Younger brother of Jaish head Maulana Masood Azhar, the dangerous Athar is learnt to have imparted training to the...
  • Lashkar readies para-gliders to launch suicide attack on India: Intel

    01/22/2010 4:37:25 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 4 replies · 404+ views
    PTI ^ | 22 January 2010 | PTI
    NEW DELHI: Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba has acquired more than 50 para-gliding equipment from Europe, setting off alarm bells in the government that these could be used to carry out air-borne suicide attacks in the country. The intelligence input which came barely days ahead of Republic Day celebrations has prompted authorities to ensure a tight air security around all vital installations, official sources said here on Friday. The input about movement of overground workers, owing allegiance to LeT, in Europe led the sleuths to find out that they were on a shopping spree for para-gliding equipment, the sources said. Security agencies have...

    12/24/2009 1:16:03 AM PST · by Cindy · 8 replies · 663+ views
    INTERNET ^ | December 23, 2009 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "...let's get back to the woeful tale of Bro. Ismail Royer, as presented at the Umar Lee blog:" SNIPPET: "Mr. Royer, formerly associated with CAIR, is currently serving a 20 year sentence for his work on behalf of designated Terrorist group Lashkar e Taiba. Lashkar e Taiba is notable among other things for having killed 171 people in Mumbai in 2008, among many other atrocities."
  • FBI raid at meat processor believed tied to immigration irregularities [UPDATE:TERROR PLOT -ARRESTS]

    10/21/2009 12:39:00 AM PDT · by Cindy · 162 replies · 5,266+ views
    CHICAGO ^ | October 20, 2009 | Tribune staff report
    SNIPPET: "Search at Grundy County plant called part of ongoing probe" SNIPPET: "But a source said the owner of the plant, which processes lamb and goat, was taken into custody at his home in Chicago. Documents and records were taken from the plant and from a Chicago travel agency on West Devon Avenue, also owned by the same person, the source said."
  • Channel 4 - Dispatches (June 2009) - Terror in Mumbai

    07/24/2009 12:46:28 PM PDT · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 1,208+ views
    Vimeo ^ | 25 July, 2009 | Channel 4
      The untold story of 2008's terrorist attack, in the words of its victims and the gunmen. The programme contains graphic images and descriptions of the atrocity which may upset some viewers. Produced and directed by award-winning filmmaker Dan Reed, Terror in Mumbai tells the story of what happened when 10 gunmen held one of the world's busiest cities hostage; killing and wounding hundreds of people while holding India's crack security forces at bay. Featuring footage of the attacks and interviews with senior police officers and hostages, including the testimony from Kasab - the sole surviving gunman, Dispatches reveals...
  • 'LeT can stage next attack on US'

    03/09/2009 4:35:14 AM PDT · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 7 replies · 973+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 9 Mar 2009, 1540 hrs | The Times of India
    CHICAGO: US security experts believe that the Pakistan-based Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT), with the help of a "global jihadist syndicate" of disaffected young Pakistanis, could well stage the next major attack on the American mainland. "We are and should be concerned about the threat LeT poses, given its global network," Juan Zarate, deputy national security adviser for counter-terrorism in the Bush administration, told the Chicago Tribune in an interview published on Sunday. According to Zarate, the FBI and other US intelligence agencies had been focussing on the LeT as the next big threat to US security even before the Nov 26-29, 2008,...
  • Mumbai terrorists promised sex with virgin in heaven

    12/22/2008 7:24:44 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies · 1,370+ views ^ | December 22, 2008
    New Delhi, Dec.22 (ANI): The lone surviving terrorist of the Mumbai terror attack Ajmal Amir Kasab has admitted that he along with his militant partners were lured into the terrorist camps by the Pakistan army officers as they were made to believe that the ‘Jehad’ in which they are going to take part will offer them a chance to put an end to their quest for ‘holy virgins’. The 10 Pakistan terrorists who attacked Mumbai were indoctrinated by the Pakistan terror establishment. Jehad-for Virgins Scam was used to cheat teenage muslims to become terrorist. During the training Pakistan Army officers...
  • A monster out of control: Pakistan secret agents tell of militant links

    12/21/2008 9:24:48 PM PST · by little jeremiah · 4 replies · 539+ views
    TimesOnline ^ | Dec 22, 2008 | Jeremy Page
    The Islamic fundamentalists who run the Markaz-e-Taiba complex near Lahore like to boast that it was inspired by Aitchison College, Pakistan's poshest private school. It is, as they describe it, the Eton of Wahhabi Islam, complete with polo ponies and a swimming pool. Yet when it comes to their links to Pakistan's intelligence service and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), the militant group blamed for last month's attacks in Mumbai, they seem to suffer from collective amnesia. “We've never had any connection to either,” Mohammed Abbas, the administrator of the complex, told The Times. But it was here, in April 2001, that Hafiz...
  • "I want to see my mother": Kasab (Mumbai jihadist starts crying for Mommy)

    12/08/2008 5:12:29 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 58 replies · 2,978+ views
    Times of India Website ^ | 9 December 2008 | Times of India
    I want to see my mother: Kasab 9 Dec 2008, 0308 hrs IST, S Ahmed Ali, TNN Print Email Discuss Share Save Comment Text: MUMBAI: Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone terrorist in police custody, repents his act and wants to return to Pakistan. On Saturday night, he broke down in custody, police sources said. "Mujhe maaf kar do, mujhe apne desh Pakistan jana hai, meri emmi ke paas'' (Please forgive me, I want to see my mother, I want to go back to my country Pakistan)" Kasab is said to have told policemen interrogating him. "I want to live,"...
  • Fla. doctor convicted in terror case

    05/21/2007 4:17:04 PM PDT · by TexKat · 66 replies · 1,854+ views
    AP ^ | 5/21/07 | LARRY NEUMEISTER
    NEW YORK --A Florida doctor was convicted Monday of providing material support to terrorists by agreeing to treat injured al-Qaida fighters so they could return to Iraq to battle Americans. Dr. Rafiq Abdus Sabir, 52, was convicted in federal court in Manhattan after a three-week trial that featured testimony by him and Ali Soufan, an FBI agent who posed as an al-Qaida recruiter in a sting operation that led to four arrests. When the verdict was read, Sabir looked straight ahead. Later, as he was escorted from the courtroom, he waved to supporters, who said, "Stay strong." His lawyer, Ed...
  • Law enforcement uncertain what arrest will mean in war on terror

    08/06/2005 12:38:14 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies · 714+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | August 6, 2005 | Matthew Dolan and Siobhan Gorman
    The federal charges lodged this week against Mahmud F. Brent read like a thriller, filled with tales of a clandestine FBI sting operation in a Maryland hotel room, terrorism training camps in the mountains of Pakistan and shadowy connections to al-Qaida. .....According to court papers, Brent, a 30-year-old West Baltimore man who drove a cab in Washington, conspired to help the armed wing of Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistan-based religious organization labeled a terrorist group by the U.S. government. Brent, a U.S. citizen, was arrested in Orange, N.J., outside Newark on Thursday afternoon and brought to New York. About the same time,...
  • Gov't: Bookseller tried to help terrorists

    02/08/2006 9:41:46 PM PST · by LouAvul · 10 replies · 569+ views
    modbee ^ | 2-8-06
    NEW YORK (AP) - A bookstore owner and a jazz musician agreed soon after the Sept. 11 attacks to try to help terrorists in Afghanistan buy weapons and communications equipment to fight American soldiers, the government charged Wednesday. Assistant U.S. Attorney Victor Hou said Abdulrahman Farhane, 51, and the musician, Tarik Shah, 42, spoke with an FBI informant about the plot in Farhane's bookstore in December 2001 "while the ruins of 9/11 were still smoldering." The prosecutor asked that Farhane be held without bail on charges of conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and trying to cover up his...
  • Breaking : SHOOTOUTS IN MUMBAI [A lot of people killed and injured]

    11/26/2008 9:39:53 AM PST · by Indian_Fighter_Kite · 2,960 replies · 102,348+ views
    CNN IBN ^ | Wed, Nov 26, 2008
    Mumbai: At least 15 people have been injured in gunfights between two groups in at least three places in Mumbai on Thursday night. Details are sketchy but it is believed that two gangs fired at each other at outside CST Railway Terminus, Hotel Oberoi and the popular Café Leopold restaurant in Mumbai. The first shooting took place near the CST police station
  • Pakistan Islamist wants action against Rahul

    04/29/2007 7:23:29 AM PDT · by Valin · 4 replies · 256+ views
    Islamabad, Apr 28: A top militant leader has flayed the Pakistan government for trying to improve relations with India instead of taking action against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his statement on "dismemberment of Pakistan". Action should have been taken on the statement of Rahul Gandhi regarding "conspiracy for dismemberment of Pakistan", said Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, founder of militant group Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), at a prayer meeting in a Rawalpindi mosque yesterday. Instead of taking action against the Congress leader, the government of Pakistan is strengthening friendship with India, said Saeed, who is also the head of an Islamist charity group...
  • Virginia Tech Killer Part of "paintball jihad"?

    04/17/2007 6:27:20 PM PDT · by SBD1 · 125 replies · 5,320+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | April 10, 2005 | Debra Erdley
    He never made it to Afghanistan to fight for the Taliban, but Kwon -- a Northern Virginia engineer who fled the United States nine days after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks said it wasn't for lack of effort. Kwon, 29, a South Korea-born graduate of Virginia Tech who is serving an 11-year prison sentence as a result of his guilty plea last year on federal conspiracy and weapons charges. He has emerged as the prosecution's star witness in the case against Ali Al-Timimi, an American Islamic scholar charged with recruiting soldiers for the Taliban just five days after Sept....
  • Pakistani Terror group's threat raises Dalai Lama alert

    04/03/2007 3:44:15 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies · 769+ views
    The Australian ^ | April 03, 2007 | Bruce Loudon
    Terror group's threat raises Dalai Lama alert Bruce Loudon, South Asia correspondent April 03, 2007 SECURITY surrounding the Dalai Lama has been tightened after reports of an attempt by the al-Qa'ida-linked terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Toiba to assassinate the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader. A three-tier security ring has been thrown around the 72-year-old Buddhist head, who lives at Dharamsala, in the Himalayan foothills, Indian police spokesman Prem Lal said. All those approaching the exiled Tibetan chief will be closely watched by highly trained Tibetan security guards as well as heavily armed deployments of Indian police. Visitors are being body-searched before being allowed...
  • Cab Driver Pleads Guilty to Terrorism Charges

    04/02/2007 6:28:46 PM PDT · by RDTF · 6 replies · 573+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | April 02, 2007 | Mary Beth Sheridan
    A former D.C. cab driver pleaded guilty today to conspiring to support a Pakistani group on the U.S. terrorism list by attending one of its training camps, officials said. Mahmud Faruq Brent, of Gwynn Oak, a Baltimore suburb, was arrested in 2005. He had been scheduled to go on trial on April 24 along with two New Yorkers and a Florida doctor. During a hearing in U.S. federal court in Manhattan, Brent acknowledged that he attended a Lashkar-e-Taiba training camp in 2002, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's office in New York. The Islamic guerrilla group is fighting...
  • Imams arrested in America are relatives of LeT founder Saeed ( pro-Osama )

    12/10/2006 7:54:35 AM PST · by george76 · 12 replies · 1,074+ views
    DILIGENT MEDIA CORPORATION ^ | December 08, 2006 | Amir Mir
    The Pakistani authorities have confirmed the American findings that the imams of three mosques arrested on November 15 in Boston happen to be the close relatives of the founder of the deadly Lashkar-e-Toiba, Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, who now heads the Jamaatul Daawa. Pakistani interior ministry sources said that the three Boston-based imams — Hafiz Muhammad Hannan Hafiz Muhammad Masood and Hafiz Mohammad Hamid — are close relatives of Hafiz Muhammad Saeed. The sources said they have informed the American authorities that while Hafiz Muhammad Masood and Hafiz Hamid happen to be the real brother of Saeed, Hafiz Muhammad Hannan is...
  • Terror suspect's bride: 'I'm shocked' (part 2 'The path to terror in Canada' series)

    09/05/2006 9:37:08 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 6 replies · 953+ views
    National Post - Canada ^ | Tuesday, September 05, 2006 | Stewart Bell
    Part 2 of National Post's series: "The path to terror in Canada" Terror suspect's bride: 'I'm shocked' Stewart Bell National Post Tuesday, September 05, 2006 Three months after the RCMP began arresting 18 suspects accused of plotting terror attacks in Canada, an investigation by the National Post has uncovered a web of links to Pakistan. Today, in the second of four parts, an exclusive interview with the Pakistani bride of Toronto terror suspect Jahmaal James. LAHORE, Pakistan - There are plastic flowers on the walls, a small computer on the table beneath the window and a curtain for a door....
  • The path to terror in Canada -- an exclusive report: Training ground

    09/02/2006 3:44:20 AM PDT · by Clive · 11 replies · 936+ views
    National Post ^ | 2006-09-02 | Stewart Bell
    Three months after the RCMP began arresting 18 suspects accused of plotting terror attacks in Canada, an investigation by the National Post has uncovered a web of links to Pakistan. Today, in the first of four parts, the role of a Pakistani training camp is revealed.- - - BALAKOT, Pakistan - A worn footpath climbs from the Kaghan Valley highway into the lush mountains above the River Kunar, on Kashmir's western frontier. The locals all know where it leads. An hour's walk up the steep trail there is a training camp built by Islamic militants called Madrassa Syed Ahmed Shaheed...
  • British police find martyrdom video

    08/11/2006 2:59:21 PM PDT · by oxcart · 51 replies · 1,705+ views
    The Australian ^ | 08/12/2006 | By Peter Wilson
    BRITISH police claim to have found a "martyrdom video" in which one of the 24 British Muslims arrested over an alleged plot to destroy up to a dozen passenger aircraft sets out his reasons for joining the planned suicide attack. British officials said the damning evidence had been found in the home of one of the suspects, who include a 23-year-old biochemistry student and a Heathrow security guard with an all-areas access pass. The guard was in his airport uniform when he was arrested and led away in handcuffs. The suspects are mostly of Pakistani origin but two are white...
  • Brigitte spills beans on Aussie terror plan

    10/18/2004 5:26:56 AM PDT · by Saberwielder · 9 replies · 857+ views
    Herald Sun (Australia) ^ | 10/18/2004 | Ben English
    Brigitte spills beans on Aussie terror plan Ben English 18oct04 WILLIE Brigitte has told French investigators of his extraordinary journey from failed butcher to linchpin in an al-Qaida plan to launch a terror attack on Australia. He has detailed the high-altitude paramilitary training he undertook in a vast camp overlooking the Himalaya in which he and thousands of other jihad warriors were schooled in terrorism. And he has told of how Osama bin Laden's allies have penetrated the Pakistani Army to thwart US efforts to crack terrorist training operations in the remote Pakistani mountain regions that border Afghanistan. A year...
  • Australia: Hunt closes on terror cell

    04/16/2004 1:39:45 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 232+ views
    The Australian ^ | April 17 2004 | Martin Chulov
    THE arrest of a Sydney student on terrorism training charges has intensified the police focus on four Sydney men allegedly linked to a Pakistan-based terror cell that ASIO suspects plotted to bomb Australian military bases last year. Fourth-year medical student Izhar Ul-Haque has spent his second night in the nation's highest-security prison, the Supermax at Goulburn, after becoming only the second person charged in Australia with terrorism offences since the 1978 Hilton bombing. NSW Premier Bob Carr confirmed yesterday that his Government had been asked to make preparations to house more than one suspect in its prison system. "We were...
  • Australia - Brigitte quizzed wife on Pine Gap (Al-Queda sought info on U.S. listening post)

    02/04/2004 10:06:44 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 1 replies · 258+ views
    The Australian ^ | February 5, 2004 | Trudy Harris
    SUSPECTED French terrorist Willie Brigitte tried to get information from his wife, former soldier Melanie Brown about the top-secret spy facility at Pine Gap, French police sources say. During her four days of interrogation by French officials in Paris last month, police said Ms Brown recalled incidents with Brigitte in Sydney that, on reflection, seemed suspicious to her. In particular, Ms Brown is understood to have told French interrogators that Brigitte questioned her at length about the US-Australian electronic intelligence station at Pine Gap, near Alice Springs. He asked her if she had ever been inside the base when...
  • Terrorist's wife joined Jewish group

    11/12/2003 3:26:02 PM PST · by TheMole · 9 replies · 262+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | Nov. 12, 2003 | John Rolfe
    THE Sydney woman who in September wed al-Qaeda operative and alleged terrorist Willie Brigitte after converting to Islam had been part of a Jewish gay group just 18 months earlier. Melanie Brown was photographed on the edge of a float in the 2002 Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, wearing long lace-up Doc Martens. The float called "Twice Blessed" was built by Dayenu, a support group for Sydney's Jewish gays and lesbians. The Daily Telegraph understands Ms Brown became part of Dayenu in 2000 and then worked to build its floats in both 2001 and 2002. A former member of Dayenu...
  • Terror suspect linked to Afghan assassination(, Ahmed Shah Massood.)

    10/27/2003 3:01:06 PM PST · by Dog · 23 replies · 416+ views
    The Age ^ | October 28, 2003 | NA
    Terror suspect linked to Afghan assassination October 28, 2003 - 9:11AM A Frenchman under investigation in Australia and France for possible terrorist activities was also suspected of links to the assassination of an Afghan leader, authorities said. Willie Virgile Brigitte, 35, is in custody in a Paris area jail where he is being held on suspicion of association with a terror group, French police and justice officials said. Investigations are under way in France and Australia into Brigitte's alleged links to the al-Qaeda terror network, French officials said today. A judicial official said that Brigitte was also suspected of running...
  • Terror suspect 'used government website' [Australia]

    04/23/2004 7:22:41 PM PDT · by aculeus · 1 replies · 221+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | April 24, 2004 | Ellen Connolly, Sunanda Creagh and Les Kennedy
    The alleged mastermind of a planned terrorist attack in Australia used a NSW Government website to get maps, data and satellite images of potential targets, including Sydney's Centrepoint, the Parramatta CBD and transport systems. "He was using it during office hours to look at things like the numbers of floors in a building," a former colleague of Faheem Lodhi told the Herald. "He was interested in areas dead smack in the middle of the city." Lodhi, 34, also bought a map of the country's energy supply system, which gave details of the routes of gas pipelines and the location of...
  • Pakistani terror suspect had bomb plans(had maps of Australia’s power grid)

    12/14/2004 3:02:49 PM PST · by milestogo · 1 replies · 358+ views
    ‘Pakistani terror suspect had bomb plans’ SYDNEY: A Pakistani-born man accused of planning terrorist attacks had maps of Australia’s power grid, aerial photographs of defence installations and bomb-making instructions in his possession when he was arrested, a court was told here on Tuesday. Architect Faheem Khalid Lodhi, 34, was also alleged in October 2001 to have acted “in an apparent official capacity” at a training camp in Lahore, operated by the banned terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba. “The camp specialised in urban warfare,” prosecutor Richard Maidment told Sydney’s Central Local Court at the opening of a committal hearing to decide if there...
  • Lodhi convicted of three terror charges

    06/18/2006 9:57:41 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 1 replies · 242+ views ^ | 19th June 2006
    A JURY has today found Sydney architect Faheem Khalid Lodhi guilty of three terrorism-related charges. A seven-week trial in the New South Wales Supreme Court was told that in October 2003 the 36-year-old was planning a bombing attack, motivated by violent jihad. The national electricity supply system or three Sydney defence sites – Victoria Barracks, HMAS Penguin or Holsworthy Barracks – were his possible targets, the jury was told. Lodhi inquired about chemicals capable of making explosives, and had instructions for making explosives, detonators and poisons, in preparation for a terrorist attack. He was also charged with acquiring two maps...
  • Accused 'could launch 35-hour barrage' (Sydney muslim terror plot)

    07/26/2006 7:16:09 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 13 replies · 585+ views
    ONE of the men accused of plotting a terrorist attack in Australia had enough military-style ammunition to launch a continuous 35-hour barrage of gunfire. The evidence, from a ballistics expert, was quoted in court documents revealed yesterday as part of the case against nine Sydney men accused of planning an attack last year. The prosecution case against the group is so large it has been broken into 93 parts. Court documents allege that as well as planning to construct improvised explosive devices, a massive arsenal was part of the group's plans for an attack. They show that a search in...
  • Lashkar-e-Toiba carried out 7/11 blasts, two Pak Fedayeen confess

    07/16/2006 10:45:33 PM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 5 replies · 831+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 17 Jul, 2006 0212hrs IST TIMES NEWS NETWORK | The Times of India
    ST. PETERSBURG: Minutes after Air India One, the special aircraft carrying the PM to St Petersburg entered the airspace of Uzbekistan, National Security Adviser M K Narayanan handed over to Manmohan Singh a one-page note. It contained the confessions by two Pakistani fidayeen who have blasted a huge hole in Pakistan's protestations of innocence about ISI's involvement in last week's terror assault on Mumbai. This will give a major boost to the PM's plan to lobby world leaders for coming down hard on the sponsors of terrorism. The two members of the jehadi suicide squad were arrested by security forces...
  • Arrest foils militants' plan to stage blasts in Goa

    03/12/2006 3:27:49 PM PST · by Valin · 5 replies · 243+ views
    NEW DELHI: The arrest of a militant in Goa has foiled plans of Pakistan-based militant groups to carry out terror strikes in the tourist state, similar to 2002 Bali blasts in Indonesia, officials sources said on Sunday. The militant, Tarique Jalal, was tasked by his masters from across the border to create "sleeping cells" in the western tourist state to enable ultras to attack hotels and other places, frequented by foreigners, in Goa, the sources said. Police recovered one kg RDX, two hand grenades, two electronic detonators, two cameras, a mobile phone and a CD from Jalal's possession after his...
  • Hours after Varanasi blasts, LeT ultra shot dead in Lucknow (Indian holy city bombing update)

    03/07/2006 11:34:06 PM PST · by Gengis Khan · 20 replies · 703+ views ^ | March 8, 2006
    <p>Wednesday March 08, 2006,Lucknow: Hours after the blasts in Varanasi, a suspected Lashkar-e-Tayyaba militant was shot dead in an encounter with the police in Gosaiganj area on the outskirts of the city early this morning.</p> <p>Police identified the militant as Salar alias Doctor and did not rule out his involvement in yesterday's blasts at the Sankatmochan temple and Cantonment Railway station in Varanasi, which claimed at least twenty lives.</p>
  • Al-Qaeda trained Australian Hicks for six months

    07/21/2003 12:25:17 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 312+ views
    The Australian ^ | July 22 2003 | John Kerin
    TERROR suspect David Hicks received advanced training with al-Qa'ida for up to six months, the federal Government has been told. The allegation is believed to be part of the US case against the Australian, who has been held in a US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for the past 19 months without charge or trial after being captured in Afghanistan. The Government has been told the US will allege Hicks learnt to use a range of weapons and carry out surveillance and ambushes during six months of training in al-Qa'ida's program. The new details emerged after The Australian launched...
  • Habib was a 'mercenary for Osama'

    02/15/2005 1:09:26 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 1 replies · 394+ views
    The Age (Melbourne) ^ | 16th February 2005 | Brendan Nicholson and Mark Forbes
    Australia's top investigators claim Mamdouh Habib trained as a terrorist before the September 11 attacks. Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Mamdouh Habib trained as a terrorist in Pakistan before moving to Afghanistan to serve as a mercenary with al-Qaeda, Australia's top policeman has told a parliamentary inquiry. Australian Federal Police Commissioner Mick Keelty said Mr Habib received firearms training in Pakistan in the days before September 11, 2001 to prepare him for a border crossing into Afghanistan to join Osama bin Laden's terrorist organisation. Habib was arrested by Pakistani police inside Pakistan on October 5, 2001. "The investigators formed the view...
  • Delhi bus bomb hero speaks(Bus driver carried bomb away to save lives)

    11/27/2005 7:07:59 AM PST · by samsonite · 15 replies · 834+ views
    BBC ^ | 21 November 2005
    A Delhi bus driver who saved the lives of around 70 passengers when he took a bomb from his vehicle during last month's terror attacks has been speaking of his experience. More than 60 people were killed and hundreds were injured when three bombs exploded in busy shopping districts in the Indian capital on 29 October. Among the wounded was Kuldeep Singh, who carried a bomb off his bus after it was found by one of the passengers. Mindful of the fact that the bus was fuelled by highly-explosive compressed gas, he urged the 70 passengers to flee while he...
  • LeT ultra gets death sentence in Red Fort case [India]

    10/31/2005 9:55:40 PM PST · by ncountylee · 6 replies · 473+ views
    outlookindia ^ | OCT 31 (PTI) | SANJEEV KUMAR & HARISH V NAIR
    Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba militant Mohammad Arif alias Ashfaq was today handed down the death penalty and fined Rs 4.35 lakh by a Delhi court in the December 2000 Red Fort attack case for waging war against the country and killing three Army personnel. The court also awarded life imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs one lakh each to two other convicts hailing from Jammu and Kashmir, Nazir Ahmed Qasid and his son Farooq Ahmed Qasid, who also have been found guilty of waging war against the state and criminal conspiracy. "I direct that he (Ashfaq) shall be hanged by neck...
  • Lashkar is prime suspect, say police (Delhi Bombing)

    10/30/2005 11:56:26 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies · 328+ views
    The Hindu ^ | Oct 30
    New Delhi, Oct 30. (PTI): Delhi Police today said a single outfit could have been behind the serial bomb blasts here and the 'Inquilab' group which has claimed responsibility for the explosions was connected to Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT). The Police also scaled down the number of casualties saying 59 people had been killed and 210 injured. Earlier, police had said 61 people were dead and 188 injured in the Saturday's blasts. "By looking into the timing and process of operation, it seems that the blasts have been trigerred by a single group," Karnal Singh, Joint Commissioner of the Special Cell...
  • Delhi bombings cause a scare in Britain

    10/30/2005 5:29:42 AM PST · by Gengis Khan · 1 replies · 665+ views ^ | Sunday October 30 2005 13:04 IST
    LONDON: The serial blasts in Delhi sent shock waves across the Indian community in Britain and among the many Britons who have fond memories of the sights, sounds and smells of Paharganj, one of the affected areas. Britain was among the first to condemn the three Saturday blasts, with Foreign Secretary Jack Straw saying: "I utterly condemn the appalling attacks which appear to have been targeted at heavily populated areas to produce maximum carnage. "This is yet another example of terrorists' cynical and callous disregard for human life. On behalf of the British government, I would like to offer the...
  • Police arrest suspects after terrorist bombs kill 59 in India ( Delhi 10/29)

    10/29/2005 11:49:25 PM PDT · by Gengis Khan · 51 replies · 2,198+ views
    Bangkok Post ^ | oct 30 2005
    New Delhi (dpa) - Police raided hotels and guesthouses and detained several people on Sunday seeking leads about the serial blasts in New Delhi that claimed 59 lives and triggered panic among thousands ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. India's Home Ministry said 114 people had been injured in the Saturday's blasts. Two bombs exploded at busy marketplaces while another exploded outside a bus in the Indian capital. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh condemned the attacks as "dastardly acts of terrorism" that were meant to create disaffection among communities in the festive season. Diwali is to be celebrated...
  • Terror's new face: After Al Qaeda, is it Lashkar?(LeT emerging as Qaida's successor)

    07/06/2005 1:10:53 AM PDT · by phoenix_004 · 8 replies · 330+ views
    Times of India ^ | JULY 06, 2005 | INDRANI BAGCHI & M SALEEM PANDIT
    Tuesday’s Ayodhya attack is a deadly reminder of Lashkar-e-Toiba’s core ideology — it goes well beyond opposing India’s sovereignty in Jammu and Kashmir. According to the South Asia Terrorism Portal, the Lashkar’s agenda, as outlined in a pamphlet titled, ‘Why Are We Waging Jihad’, includes the restoration of Islamic rule over all parts of India. The terrorist group started out as a wholly owned subsidiary of ISI, Pakistan’s intelligence outfit. But over the years it has grown beyond its creator and is now regarded by many terrorism analysts as the successor to the Al Qaida—not as a monolithic organisation, but...
  • Terrorists target offshore call centres

    03/08/2005 5:53:40 AM PST · by angkor · 11 replies · 824+ views
    The Register ^ | 7th March 2005 | John Oates
    A terrorist cell busted by Indian police was planning attacks on leading software firms in Bangalore. Three men were shot dead and two arrested in southwest Delhi on Saturday. Indian police claim the men were members of Lashkar-e-Toiba - a Wahabi militant group fighting for an independent Kashmir. Police found documents suggesting the group visited Bangalore in November last year and were finalising arrangements to rent a house there. The group had a detailed map of the offices of one firm, according to the Star of Mysore. Apart from maps of call centres police also recovered 100 kilos of dynamite,...
  • THE IRAQI JIHAD The Jordanian-Chechen Connection

    01/16/2005 11:19:19 AM PST · by jb6 · 4 replies · 384+ views
    THE IRAQI JIHAD: The Jordanian-Chechen Connection by B.Raman (To be read in continuation of my earlier article titled "Iraq: Can the US Turn the Jihadi Tide?" at ) --------------- As the frequency and ferocity of the suicide bombings by foreign jihadis in Iraq has increased, there has been a decline in the frequency and ferocity of similar bombings in Chechnya. 2. Usually well-informed religious sources in Pakistan say that it is due to the fact that under the instructions of Osama bin Laden's International Islamic Front (IIF), whose activities are now co-ordinated by the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LET), many foreign jihadis...
  • Medical student in Sydney attended Lashkar camp in Pakistan

    06/12/2004 2:51:52 AM PDT · by Qaz_W · 293+ views
    Newindpress ^ | June 12 2004 | N.A.
    CANBERRA: The first arrest made under Australia's new anti-terrorism laws, in fact the first Australian since 1978 to be charged with terrorism is a Pakistan-born medical student who allegedly attended a three-week training camp organised by the Lashkar-e-Toiba in Pakistan in January last year. Sydney resident Izhar Ul-Haque was arrested by the Australian Federal Police on April 15 and although he was released on bail on May 27, he is said to be under close observation. His lawyer has denied he was a terrorist but admitted that Ul-Haque was sympathetic to the “Kashmir cause''. Ul-Haque is said to have claimed...
  • Suspects tied to terror group arrested

    06/27/2003 8:20:33 AM PDT · by freeperfromnj · 2 replies · 334+ views
    The Associated Press | 6/27/03 | Curt Anderson
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI made a series of arrests in three states Friday of men suspected of ties to an anti-U.S. terrorist organization whose main goal is driving India out of the disputed Kashmir territory in South Asia. The arrests of at least seven suspects were made in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia, said federal law enforcement officials speaking on condition of anonymity. Federal charges against the men, and several others who are overseas, were to be announced later in the day. The men are alleged to be part of an extremist Muslim organization called Lashkar-e-Taiba, which is on the...
  • Islam set direction of area man's life

    07/03/2003 3:23:43 PM PDT · by veronica · 28 replies · 467+ views
    Post-Dispatch ^ | June 28, 2003 | Karen Branch-Brioso
    <p>WASHINGTON - Randall Royer converted to Islam in St. Louis just after the 1992 Rodney King riots in Los Angeles, with racial tensions high nationwide. When the 19-year-old Caucasian kid from Manchester walked into a mosque on the St. Louis University campus, he felt those tensions subside.</p>
  • GLOBAL JIHAD Americans charged in 'holy-war' plot (Religion of Peace Alert)

    06/27/2003 4:26:13 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 2 replies · 332+ views ^ | June 27, 2003 |
    Nine Americans were among 11 men charged today with conspiring to train on U.S. soil for a "violent jihad" overseas. According to an indictment issued by the federal government, the men belong to the Islamic militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba, or "Army of the Righteous," which seeks to drive India out of the disputed Kashmir province, Fox News reported. "These indictments are a stark reminder that terrorist organizations of various allegiances are active in the United States and these groups exploit America's freedom as a weapon to recruit and position themselves on our shores, in our society," U.S. Attorney Paul J. McNulty...
  • Lashkar was planning bomb blasts in Kerala: Mumbai CP

    05/14/2003 6:30:44 PM PDT · by miltonim · 208+ views
    Deepika Global ^ | May 15, 2003
    Lashkar was planning bomb blasts in Kerala: Mumbai CP Mumbai, May 14 (UNI) The Mumbai Police today claimed to have foiled a nefarious design by Pakistan-based terror group 'Laskhar-e-Toiba' of carrying out a series of blasts in Kerala following the busting of a module and two arms training camps in neighbouring Thane district. Mumbai Police Commissioner Ranjit Singh Sharma told a news conference that the three LeT terrorists, including two Pakistanis and a Kashmiri, who were killed in an encounter with the Mumbai police here on March 29 were in touch with one of the arrested accused Noor Mohammad Abdul...
  • 7 killed as ultras attack J&K Raghunath temple ( in Indian Kashmir)

    03/29/2002 10:45:11 PM PST · by allweather · 3 replies · 254+ views
    Times of India ^ | 30 March 2002 | Times Of India
    7 killed as ultras attack J&K Raghunath temple AGENCIES [ SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2002 12:30:19 PM ] Jammu: At least seven people, mostly security personnel, were feared killed Saturday when militants attacked the famous Raghunath Temple here. Eyewitnesses said militants lobbed grenades and tried to force their way into the temple triggering heavy exchange of fire with security forces. The attack on the temple complex at the busy Residency Road took place at 1030 hours. Officials said that one militant was killed and three security personnel were injured. Eyewitnesses said seven people, mostly security men, were killed. CRPF personnel and...