The Philippines investigated a report that a Malaysian suicide bomber was planning to try to kill Pope Francis during the pontiff's visit to Manila this month, Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas said on Tuesday.
The UN voiced "serious concern" about the Taliban`s persistent threat after the group killed seven people in two suicide attacks in Kabul on Thursday, including one targeting a play at a French-financed high school.
Even as the authorities in Pakistan continue investigation to ascertain who was behind the deadly Wagah border crossing blast that killed at least 60, a fresh report compels to re-think who was the actual target of the attack.
Defence analyst Commodore (retired) C Uday Bhaskar on Monday said that the bomb blast, which took place near the Wagah border in Pakistan, poses a very serious internal security challenge for Pakistan, adding that India would have to acquire the capacity for surveillance on both sides of the border.
Rubbishing the claims of other terror outfits, former Tehreek-e-Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan has asserted that its Jamat-ul-Ahrar group was responsible for the deadly suicide attack at Wagah border crossing that killed at least 60 people.
Deploring the suicide attack on the Pakistani side of the Wagah border, Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar on Monday urged the international community to jointly fight terrorism.
Just a couple of days after the new government was sworn-in, two Taliban suicide bombers on Wednesday morning detonated themselves in front of two Afghan National Army buses carrying troops, killing eight and injuring 21, reports said Wednesday.
Seven suicide bombers were reportedly killed when a group of militants Wednesday launched a massive offensive against the police headquarters and the provincial governor`s office in Kandahar, the capital of Afghanistan`s Kandahar province, 450 km south of Kabul.