PESHAWAR: As many as three persons killed in a drone strike near Pak-Afghan border in Kurram Agency, targeting a Taliban commander early Thursday morning.
Local sources told that drone targeted the house of Taliban commander identified as Rasheed near the border in Kurram Agency and two missiles were fired from the drone.
As per the details so far, three persons were killed in the attack.
GUJRAT: As many as two suspected terrorists were killed in an operation conducted by Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) near Gurali village of Gujrat on Wednesday night.
CTD officials told media that the CTD conducted a raid on the terrorist hideout and outlawed members of the organization started fire on them and in exchange of firing two terrorists were killed while three others managed to escape from the crime scene.
CTD also recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition, besides explosives and hand grenades from the site.
ANKARA: The Turkish armed forces claimed that at least 80 terrorists were killed in airstrikes conducted on Kurdish militant’s hideouts in northern Iraq on Wednesday.
The Turkish military officials told that dozens of members of outlawed Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) were also injured in the airstrikes. It added that forces also damaged the
The strikes also damaged PKK shelter and hideouts and also destroyed cache of weapons and armored vehicles.
The PKK has started a rebellion movement inside Turkey since 1984 and the organization is blacklisted as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union.
After the collapse of a two-year ceasefire in 2015, Turkish military operations against the PKK intensified in southeastern Turkey. Turkish forces regularly conducted airstrikes against PKK militants who have rear bases in the Qandil mountain area of Iraq.
LAGHMAN: Four Taliban fighters including a local commander were killed during Afghan forces operation against the Taliban Alingar district of Nangarhar province.
Sarhadi Zwak, the Nangarhar governor’s spokesman told local media that the joint forces raided a Taliban hideout in Sangar Dara area in which four fighters of Taliban were killed and including a commander identified as Mubarez and injured dozen others including notorious Taliban Commander identified as Janan.
URUZGAN: As many as seven children were injured in a mortar shell explosion in the Chora district of Uruzgan province.
Niamatullah, relative of the children said to local media the unexploded mortar shell went off when the children played with it. He said five children sustained injuries in the blast.
Hospital officials said that two children were brought to hospital from the blast site and they were in critical condition.
JALALABAD: At least six fighters of Islamic State or Daesh were killed and dozen other were injured during a clash between the IS and Taliban group in the Khogyani district of Nangarhar province.
Afghan Army issued a statement in this regard and said the gun battle was started between IS and Taliban groups in Pirkhel area of Khohyani district in which six IS fighters were and 12 others including eight Taliban were injured.
Spokesman of Taliban, Zabihullah Mujahid confirmed the gun battle while talking to local media. He claimed that the IS fighters captured civilian homes and forced area people to leave.
KARACHI: Sarfaraz Ahmed, Captain of Pakistan Cricket team has said that we will try to continue the winning streak in Pakistan’s tour to New Zealand for five One-Day International (ODI) and three Twenty-20 International (T20I).
He said this while talking to media persons at Karachi. Sarfaraz said that Pakistan performed well in the ODIs and T20Is in the past few months and we will try our best to maintain the winning streak in the series against New Zealand.
Sarfaraz told that a short camp before the tour is also in the plan and we are trying to reach New Zealand at least eight to 10 days before the series which will definitely provide us some time to use to the conditions.
Pakistan will leave for New Zealand in late December to play a series of five ODIs starting from January 6, followed by a series of three T20Is starting from January 22.
MUMBAI: Much awaited movie of Rajni Kanth and Akshay Kumar, 2.0 is likely to be release in mid-April next year as the makers eyeing the Tamil New Year for the release of the movie.
Bollywood actor, Akshay Kumar who is currently busying in his upcoming movie PadMan promotion, which all set to be released on Republic Day.
Indian media reported that sources in South Film industry told that the audience wants to release good movies in these days for better business so it is good time to release 2.0 in mid April.
MUMBAI: Kangana Ranaut signed her next big films with her friend Shailesh R Singh.
Kangana Ranaut is all set for her directorial debut ‘Teju’ but looks like she have to wait for her dream project by signing movie of Shailesh R Singh, who will produce the movie.
Singh narrated the thriller to her and she loved it and promptly agreed to do it. So now after she completes Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, she will start this film. Teju will have to wait for a bit more now.
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): War-displaced families in eastern Nangarhar province have received cash and kitchen accessories in aid, officials said.
Nangarhar refugee and repatriation director Ghulam Haidar Faqeeri told Pajhwok Afghan News the assistance was distributed based on a survey conducted in the Khogyani district.
He said about 460 displaced families received around one million afghanis in cash and 300 kitchen equipment. Each family received 18,000afs in cash provided by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) non-governmental organization in Chamtali Township.
Faqeeri said about 83 families were given kitchen items, blankets and tents with financial support of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). While 75 other households were delivered various aids ahead of the fast-approaching winter season.
Some 2,500 families have been uprooted as a result of fresh conflict between Daesh and Taliban militants in Khogyani district.
In central Panjshir province, 211 families were assisted, with each family pocketing $200 in cash and taking home four blankets and winter cloths.
The internally displaced persons (IDPs) belong to Laghman, Baghlan, Nuristan, Takhar, Badakhshan, Kunduz and Balkh provinces.
- Akbar, a displaced from Dawlat Shah district of eastern Laghman province, was happy over the aid and urged more assistance.