Eight Assam Rifles men killed in Nagaland militant attack

Dimapur/Kohima : Eight Assam Rifles personnel were killed, six injured and another four reported missing on Sunday when militants triggered a powerful blast and ambushed a convoy of the paramilitary force at a remote location in Nagaland along the border with Myanmar, officials said.

The incident took place at Changlang Su area in Mon district around 2.30 p.m., when the troopers were proceeding to their company camp from Tobu area.

Bihar mob attacks gang rape accused

Patna : Angry over the release on bail of a key accused in a gang rape case, a mob on Sunday attacked his house and beat him up in a village in Bihar's Vaishali district, police said.

Lalbabu Rai, a prime accused in a gang rape, was freed on bail on Saturday, and was seriously injured when the mob roughed him up.

Rai was admitted to a local hospital for treatment, a district police official said.

43 killed in Iraq violence

Baghdad : At least 43 people were killed on Saturday in a suicide car bombing and heavy clashes between the Iraqi security forces and Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq's western province of Anbar, provincial security sources said.

Criminal, with Rs.50,000 bounty on head, held in Gurgaon

Gurgaon : A 23-year-old criminal wanted in Haryana and Rajasthan in nearly 18 cases, including gang rape, and carrying a bounty of Rs.50,000 on his head, was arrested here by the crime branch, police said on Saturday.

Mufeed alias Mufi alias Jaida, a resident of Kharkhari village in Mewat district of Haryana, was arrested by crime branch (unit 9) of Gurgaon police on Saturday.

At least 17 FIRs had been registered against the accused in Gurgaon, Rohtak and Mewat districts.

Parrikar reviews anti-terror operations in Assam

Guwahati : Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, on a trip to Assam on Saturday, reviewed the security preparedness and status of ongoing anti-terror operations here.

On the second day of his maiden visit to the northeast, the defence minister visited the Red Horns Division at Rangiya along with Indian Army chief Gen. Dalbir Singh and Lt. Gen. M.M.S. Rai, general officer commanding-in-chief of the Eastern Command, to review the overall security situation prevailing in lower Assam.

Minister's brother killed in grenade attack in Pakistan

Islamabad : Brother of Abadi Jawed Nagori, a minister in Pakistan's Sindh province, was succumed to injuries on Friday after he was hit by a hand grenade at the office of the minister in Karachi, media reported on Saturday.

Six people were injured when the minister's office located at Shah Waliullah Road in Lyari was attacked with gun and grenades on Friday evening, Dawn online reported.

They were brought to the Civil Hospital in the city, where Akbar Nagori, the brother of the minister, died during treatment.

He had received multiple injuries.

Moga's shame: Young woman alleges gang-rape

Moga (Punjab) : A young woman in Punjab's Moga district has alleged that she was gang-raped by her friend's husband and his friends, police said on Friday. The woman's claim came just hours after the horror story of a girl being killed after being pushed out of a moving bus by her molesters.

The victim, aged 23, claimed that she was gang-raped by her friend's husband and others on the intervening night of April 29 and 30 (Wednesday and Thursday) at a secluded house in Marhi Mustafa village near Moga, 180 km from here.

27 militants, five security men killed in Pakistan

Islamabad : At least 27 militants and five security personnel were killed on Thursday during a military operation in Khyber Agency, a tribal area in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas region of Pakistan, media reported.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Thursday said several militant hideouts were destroyed in the operation Khyber-II in Sandhapal, Tordara, Kandwala and Mehrban Kaley areas of Khyber Agency, the ARY news reported.

At least 27 militants were killed as result of recent strikes, the statement said.

Girl dies after being thrown from Badal family's bus; four arrested

Moga/Chandigarh : The death of a 13-year-old Dalit girl on Thursday after she and her mother were allegedly pushed out of a speeding bus for protesting against their molestation sparked outrage in Punjab, with the opposition demanding action against the ruling Badal family which owned the bus.

Police said that four people, including the bus driver, conductor and helper, were arrested on Thursday, and a case of murder, attempt to murder and molestation slapped on them.

25 IS militants killed in Syria weapon depot blast

Dasmascus : At least 25 militants of Islamic State(IS) militant group were killed in powerful blasts at a weapon depot in eastern Syria killed on Wednesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

Several explosions rattled the city of Mayadeen in the eastern countryside of Deir al-Zour province, Xinhua news agency reported.

It said 20 others were wounded and the toll could rise due to the large number of severely wounded militants.