Five arrested for attacking Bengal police team

Kolkata : Five people were arrested Saturday for hurling bombs at a raiding police team Friday that left three cops injured in West Bengal's Birbhum district.

Additional Superintendent of Police Ananda Roy said: "We have arrested five people for the attack. A court remanded them to 14 days' judicial custody. Their interrogation has yielded some more names involved in the attack. They will be arrested soon."

The attack took place when a team led by Panrui police station officer-in-charge Prasenjit Dutta raided a block health centre in the area where crude bombs were stored.

BJP corporator shot dead in Agra

Agra : A BJP corporator was shot dead while having liquor here, police said Saturday.

Mahesh Jain, 46, was also the chief whip of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the civic body.

Mahesh Jain and Pramod Jain were drinking liquor with two other people in Idgah colony when the incident took place on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday, a police officer said.

Police have arrested Pramod Jain from whose revolver the bullet was fired, he said, adding that a probe is on.

An FIR was registered against Pramod Jain and two other people, the officer added.

Three killed over land dispute in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow : Three people were killed over a land dispute in Uttar Pradesh's Sambhal district, police said Saturday.

Four people have been arrested for their alleged role in the murder, an official told IANS.

A dispute over a piece of land in Sambhal's Gumthul village turned ugly Friday.

The argument between Nanhu and another villager Horilal soon turned violent. Horilal with his aides Neeraj, Mahesh and Jeemat opened fire at Nanhu.

Nanhu, his son Sukkhun and brother Mohanlal were killed in the firing, police said.

Two-year-old girl raped in Meghalaya

Shillong : A two-year-old girl is in critical condition after she was raped by her uncle in a Meghalaya village, police said Friday. The accused has been arrested.

The incident occurred Oct 22 in Kherapara area of West Garo Hills district. Kherapara is about 370 km from here.

"We were working in the paddy field and left the child with Antonis. Upon return, we found the child crying and bleeding. We were shocked to see our daughter in such state and rushed her to hospital," the parents of the child said.

Terror bid foiled in Pakistan

Islamabad : Pakistan police Friday foiled a terror bid by seizing a car containing a huge cache of explosives, media reported.

Around 250 kg of explosives were found planted in the car in Landi Kotal Bazar in Khyber Agency, Dawn online reported.

After the explosives-laden vehicle was seized, security forces launched a search operation in a bid to clear the area.

Militants kill trooper in Tripura

Agartala : A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper was shot dead by militants in Tripura, police said Friday.

The attack, the first terrorist killing of a security personnel since 2011, took place when National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) guerrillas opened fire at a BSF patrol at Gandachara in northern Tripura Thursday night.

"BSF jawan Biswas Kumar was killed on the spot," a police official said.

Kumar, 26, was from Bihar capital Patna and his body will be sent to his home Friday.

Over 550 killed in US-led airstrikes in Syria

Damascus : At least 553 people have died over the past month in airstikes launched by the US-led international coalition against the Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria, a rights group reported Thursday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) - a London-based NGO - has documented the number of deaths since the beginning of the air campaing Sep 23 until Wednesday night.

IS lost 464 of its fighters, mostly foreigners, the SOHR said.

Canadian soldier shot at war memorial in Ottawa

Ottawa : A Canadian soldier was shot and wounded by an unidentified gunman at the National War Memorial in Ottawa and more shots were heard near the parliament buildings, media reported Wednesday.

Witnesses saw a man fleeing the scene in a car toward the parliament buildings, according to Xinhua. Local police and tactical teams soon converged on the area.

The shooter was still at large and Canadian police warned people in Ottawa to stay away from windows and roofs after the shooting.

10 injured in blast outside Cairo University

Cairo : At least 10 people, including six policemen, were injured in a blast Wednesday afternoon outside the main gate of Cairo University in Egypt's Giza province, an interior ministry statement said.

"The explosion took place at Nahda Square opposite to Cairo University and six policemen and four civilians were injured and taken to hospitals for treatment," Xinhua quoted the statement as saying.

Mohamed Sultan, the health ministry's head of emergency care unit, said six people were injured in the explosion and they were transferred to nearby hospitals.

JMB trains Assamese men to carry out attacks: Assam DG

Guwahati : Assamese youths have undergone a training under the Islamic terror network Jamatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) to carry out attacks, Director General of Police (DGP) Khagen Sarma said Tuesday.

"We have received information against some youths who have been visiting Bangladesh for getting the training under the Islamic terror networks such as the JMB to carry out terror attacks," he told reporters while attending a function organised to observe the Police Commemoration Day at the 4th Assam Police battalion at Kahilipara area.