Monday, July 17, 2017

Terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims - seven killed


Terrorists opened fire on a bus near Batengoo in J&K's Anantnag district, about 50km from Srinagar, and the gunfire killed seven pilgrims of Gujarat were killed and 14 others injured, the dead included women. As per initial reports, the bus in which they were traveling was not registered with the Amarnath shrine board and was traveling after permitted hours without adequate security.
This has been reported in indiatimes.com dated 11 July 2017.
According to police sources, the terrorists initially attacked a police bunker at Batengoo and the fire was returned. Subsequently, they attacked a police naka near Khanabal and again faced retaliation. Thereafter, they targeted the tourist bus which was on its way to Jammu from Baltal and was not part of any convoy.
There were general inputs regarding a threat to Amarnath yatris but nothing specific. Moreover, his particular bus did not belong to the official convoy. It was also not registered with the Amarnath board, as required for all non-official vehicles headed for the shrine.
Incidentally, the official convoy had crossed the spot at 7pm, under protective cover of Jammu and Kashmir Police and, therefore, CRPF and security personnel were withdrawn from the area. The attack on the bus took place around 8.20pm.


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Two Americans gored by bulls in the San Fermin bull running festival

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Two Americans gored by bulls in the San Fermin bull running festival


Two Americans and a Spaniard were gored and many more needed treatment at the hospital for injures received during the frantic and crowded bull San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain. run of thrill-seekers. several other people were injured Saturday during the second running of the bulls at this year's San Fermin festival in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona, officials said.
According to information, one of the seriously injured was a 22-year-old American while the other was another American, a 35-year-old whose condition is said to be stable.
This has been reported in foxnews.com dared 8 July 2017.
All the bulls belonged to the same ranch which has the reputation of being unpredictable. The bulls covered the distance of 850-meter over the cobbled-street in just over four minutes. The average time normally taken is three minutes and it took one minute more because one bull had broken away from the rest and turned around.
The festival is a nine-day fiesta and attracts tens of thousands of partygoers from Spain and abroad.


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Thursday, July 6, 2017

At least 15 killed in shootout in Mexico between police and drug gangs


Shootout between police and two rival drug gangs in northern Mexico has left at least 15 dead. It was a predawn battle near Las Varas and it began ass a firefight between rival drug trafficking gangs and escalated when police arrived.
The region is hotly disputed territory for Mexico's drug cartels because its mountainous terrain and proximity to the border of the US make it a strategic corridor for sending cross shipment of narcotics to America.
This has been reported in thestatesman.com dated 6 July 2017.
Fifteen people belonging to the drug gangs were killed and another five are arrested. This is the latest in a series of deadly clashes between police, rival drug gangs and warring factions within one of the drug cartels which has been in turmoil since its kingpin was extradited to the United States in January.
It seems last Friday, 17 gunmen were killed in a shootout with police on a highway in Sinaloa. Incidentally, May was the deadliest month in Mexico since the government began keeping track in 1997 - it accounted for more than 2100 homicides.


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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Suicide bomber kills at least 15 in Mosul


The ISIS is striking back and using suicide bombers as Iraqi forces appear to be gaining ground in Mosul while the militants are losing hold. At least 15 people killed in the latest assaults and more than 20 are injured. The attacks reveal the intense violence that is still a matter of worry in the country and the perils that remain as the battle for Iraq's second largest city nears its end.
This has been reported in timesofndia.com dated 3 July 2017.
It seems a suicide bomber in the disguise of a woman killed 14 at a camp for displaced people in Iraq's western Anbar province . The incident happened in the al-Nuri Mosque and at least 20 were wounded in the explosion. Using women as suicide bombers is one of the latest tactic used by the militants. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.


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Friday, June 30, 2017

Six Afghanistan policemen killed in Taliban attack


The Taliban insurgents attacked an Afghan security post in the western Farah province and killed at least six policemen. Three more were left wounded. A pickup truck also hit a roadside bomb in a remote eastern district and killed seven villagers, the seven dead included two children and two women.
No one claimed responsibility for the attack but, the area has seen an increase in attacks by an Islamic State affiliate in Afghanistan.
This has been reported in foxnews.com dated 30 June 2017.
The Taliban had attacked a security post in the north of the provincial capital and a gunbattle followed that lasted for nearly three hours. Nine Taliban fighters were also killed in the encounter. The attackers fled the scene, after seizing ammunition and guns from the police.
No one claimed responsibility for the attack but Taliban insurgents are believed to have been involved. Earlier they attacked a security post in western Herat province and killed at least 10 policemen there.


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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Cable car kills seven tourists in Gulmarg


At least seven people have been killed after they fell from a cable car because of strong winds in the popular mountain resort town of Gulmarg. It seems the supporting wires of the cable car were hit by an uprooted pine tree that led to the tragedy.
This is reported in cnn.com dated 26 June 2017.
The Gulmarg cable car is one of the highest in Asia and reaches a height of 1,312 feet (400 meters) at its peak. Gulmarg is a world famous ski resort and summer is peak tourist season in this spot which is located in the Himalayan mountains. Gulmarg attracts nearly half a million people annually.
The deceased included a young New Delhi couple and their two children apart from three local tour guides. Two others were injured and taken to a nearby hospital. As a result of this accident, more than 70 passengers were stranded in the cars after operations were suspended.


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Monday, June 26, 2017

More than 150 killed in explosion of oil tanker in Pakistan


An oil tanker overturned on the main highway from Karachi to Lahore and locals ran to collect the spilled fuel when there was an explosion and more than 150 are believed to have been killed in the tragedy. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif cut short his visit to London and arrived at the scene to visit console the survivors.
This has been reported in zeenewws.com dated 26 June 2017.
The overturned truck had spilled nearly 40,000 litres of fuel and the explosion happened even as the crowds were advised to move away from the area but they ignored the warnings. The driver of the vehicle survived the crash and was later taken into custody by the police.
It was a tragedy on the eve of the festival of Eid.


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