New Delhi: The Maoists have launched a misinformation campaign against the security forces saying bombs were being airdropped from helicopters at Naxal hideouts, a charge vehemently denied by the Home Ministry.
Two persons were killed and six others were injured when they were caught in an encounter between security personnel and Maoists in Gumla district of Jharkhand on Wednesday, prompting Chief Minister Hemant Soren to order a probe into the incident.
US special forces operatives will assess the situation on the ground in Iraq to help evaluate gaps in the Iraqi security forces and increase their capacity to counter the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said today.
At least seven members of the Kurdish security forces were killed in an airstrike in Iraq`s northeastern province of Diyala on Saturday, police said. The secretary general of the Kurdish security forces said however that only two people had died near the town of Jalawla in what he described as shelling, and that it was not yet clear whether Iraqi forces or militants were responsible.