Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki called on the parliament to approve state of emergency, as insurgent groups took full control of Iraq`s second largest city of Mosul, while he declared the highest alert in the country Tuesday.
Pakistan supports groups that carry out terrorists activities, a former US counter-terrorism official has said, citing the close linkage it has with outfits like LeT that carried out the Mumbai terror attacks.
The US has stepped up assistance to Iraq to combat al-Qaeda-linked global terrorist groups who have seized the oil-rich country`s two major cities in the western province of Al-Anbar, the White House has said.
The State Department has designated two Nigerian militant groups Boko Haram and Ansaru as foreign terrorist organisations to help US and other law enforcement agencies investigate and prosecute suspects associated with the two extremist networks.
Sopore known is fast gaining notoriety for becoming a safe haven of terrorists, especially of Pakistan-based Hizbul Mujahideen and
Lashker-e-Taiba, as it has seen a sudden spurt in violence during the last six weeks.