Pakistan-based chief of militant outfit 'Bhinderanwale Tiger Force of Khalistan' (BTFK) has been arrested on the outskirts of Gorakhpur city of Uttar Pradesh, a senior police officer said here on Thursday.
Chinese police on Friday shot dead nine suspected militants and captured another in northwestern China`s restive Xinjiang region, which has witnessed brazen terror attacks by native Uygur separatists in recent times.
Stating that militants attempt to enter into Jammu and Kashmir before the onset of winter, General Officer Commanding (GoC) of 16 Corps Lt Gen K H Singh today claimed there are "150 to 200 militants" staged in various camps on the other side of the border in a bid to infiltrate into this side.
Courts in China`s western Xinjiang region have sentenced 113 people to jail terms ranging from 10 years to life for terrorist activities and other crimes, the Xinjiang government said, the latest in a slew of prosecutions targeting militant separatism.
Iraqi troops backed by helicopter gunships launched an operation today aimed at dislodging Sunni militants from the northern city of Tikrit, one of two major urban centers they seized in recent weeks in a dramatic blitz across the country.
Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki conceded Thursday that political measures were needed alongside military action to repel a Sunni insurgent offensive that has overrun swathes of Iraq and threatens to tear it apart.
Sunni fighters seized a border post on the Iraq-Syria frontier, security sources said on Saturday, smashing a line drawn by colonial powers almost a century ago with the aim of creating an Islamic Caliphate stretching from the Mediterranean Sea to Iran.