Though President Donald Trump hailed a total defeat of the Islamic State earlier this year, defense officials in the region see things differently, acknowledging that what remains of the terror group is here to stay
The attack in the town of Gajiram, in which the insurgents said the barracks were burned, followed a similar assault on a base last week and suicide bombings that killed 30 people on Sunday. The attacks raise questions about government assertions to have almost defeated the insurgents.
The April 21 attacks, claimed by militant group Islamic State, targeted three churches and three luxury hotels, shocking the country and shattering a decade of relative peace after the end of a 25-year civil war.
Police stations along the state coastline were told to lookout for suspicious vessels in the sea. The coastal police department has been on alert ever since Sri Lanka issued the intelligence input on May 23.
Authorities did not allow any vehicles into the compound of the churches and worshippers were asked to bring only minimum baggage. Security forces are conducting round the clock security operations since the attack in the crackdown on radical Muslims with links to the bombings
“I knew he was on the wrong track. But I never expected that he would be arrested for links to the Islamic State,” said Aboobacker.Riyas is Aboobacker’s eldest son, and has a younger brother and a sister who is married.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Brussels for the 13th India-European Union summit, scheduled for March 30, will go ahead as planned, sources told The Indian Express, adding that the PM will also address the diaspora at an event. Hours after Tuesday’s terror attack, Modi tweeted: “News from Brussels is disturbing. The attacks are condemnable. […]
In a major crackdown by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and state police forces ahead of Republic Day, 14 men who were allegedly “radicalised online” were picked up for interrogation on Friday in Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Mangalore, Tumkur and Lucknow. Of the 14, three were from Mumbai, four from Hyderabad, four from Bangalore, and one […]
The government Wednesday said it does not want Indians to fight against the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria since that can “directly result in sectarian conflict in India”. Submitting an affidavit in the Delhi High Court, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said it wanted to restrain Indian citizens from travelling to Iraq and […]