September 6, 2018

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May 1, 2020

Female Terrorists or Guerrillas & Militant Feminism

Summery: This study examines the way that female terrorists fight for women’s rights, as well as the way their aspirations for women’s emancipation affect their agency, […]
August 3, 2019

The Khawarij Paradigm: Takfirism as Expression of Unconstrained Islamism

Summery: The evolution of the ‘Islamic State’ from an integrated to a fragmented group is now close to becoming an irreversible process. Senior figures of internal […]
April 21, 2019

Human Security, Economic Vulnerability and Terrorism in Afghanistan

Summary: Afghanistan is known as the graveyard of empires, and like a Shakespearean tragedy, tells the story of contending political and ideological groups whose internal goals […]
March 17, 2019

Militancy and Its Impact on the Foreign Policy of Pakistan

Summary: A militant is a person who, in order to achieve certain aims, pick up arms and do fighting; A militant can also be motivated by […]
January 27, 2019

Scientific Process of Radicalisation

Executive Summary Prevention measures include many initiatives and one of most vital initiatives is to use indicators of radicalization and identify early any vulnerable, effected and going […]
January 1, 2019

Exploring the Concept of Jihad and Qital in Islam

SUMMARY The word Jihad, which has become very infamous in the world media these days, has a completely different perspective on Islam. The word Jihad is […]
October 9, 2018

The Concept of Islamist Terrorism

Terrorism is itself a crime and it should be dealt with as a crime, however in some countries it has been dealt with differently. For example, […]
September 21, 2018

Disrupting Hezbollah’s Global Operations via Extradition

Summary: There exist many excellent articles that describe the U.S. Department of Treasury sanctions and designations of global terrorists related to Iran and their Lebanese proxy Hezbollah. […]
September 14, 2018

The Political Economy of Extremism in Pakistan

  INTRODUCTION: THE EPISTEMOLOGY OF EXTREMISM In a rapidly evolving world, where the line between fact and opinion is blurred – if it exists at all […]
September 2, 2018

The Fight for Ghazni

Ghazni, a city of 280,000 people, according to Afghan figures, sits astride the important Highway 1 linking Kabul and Kandahar, the second largest Afghan city, in […]

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July 12, 2020

Terrorist groups must be stopped from exploiting ‘fragilities’ caused by global health pandemic: United Nations

While the coronavirus has put the international community in the crosshairs of a crisis like no other since the founding of the United Nations 75 years ago, António […]
July 12, 2020

UK counter-terrorism police arrest four men over ‘potential attack’

Armed counter-terrorism police made a series of arrests on Thursday, over what they described a a potential attack linked to extremist Islamist ideology. Four men arrested […]
June 16, 2020

Will the United States really go to zero troops in Afghanistan?

In the final U.S. presidential debate of 2016, candidate Donald Trump sharply criticized his opponent Hillary Clinton on the withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Iraq […]
June 16, 2020

Chief of US CENTCOM says al-Qaeda leader al-Zawahiri is in Afghanistan

The leader of al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, is holed up with a small group of fighters in eastern ­Afghanistan and poses a threat to the peace deal […]
June 16, 2020

Two suspects remanded by Turkey for links to Islamic State

Two suspects arrested in a Turkish operation were remanded in custody Monday over their alleged links to the terrorist group Islamic State, according to Turkish judicial […]
May 25, 2020

Islamic State launched 260 attacks during Ramadan

In the past month, since the start of Ramadan, Islamic State (also known as ISIS) has claimed responsibility for more than 260 attacks across Iraq, allegedly […]
May 20, 2020

4 arrests over alleged ISIS plans to attack US bases in Germany

German authorities say police arrested four suspected members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) who were planning an attack on American military facilities, […]
May 15, 2020

Facebook reports a spike in terrorism takedowns

Facebook Inc on Tuesday reported a sharp increase in the number of posts it removed for promoting violence and hate speech across its apps, which it […]
May 15, 2020

US condemns ‘heinous terrorist attacks’ in Afghanistan

US Department of State on Tuesday in a statement “condemned the heinous terrorist attacks in Afghanistan,” where “gunmen seized one of Kabul’s busiest hospitals, which housed […]
April 11, 2020

Telegram deletes thousands of accounts and channels in latest purge against IS content

Telegram, the cloud-based instant messaging and voice over IP service, has deleted and banned hundreds and hundreds of accounts, channels and numbers in the latest purge […]
March 18, 2020

NY woman sentenced to 13 years in jail for funding Islamic State with cryptocurrency in Pakistan, China and Turkey

A woman from New York State committed various financial frauds in order to fund terrorist organization Islamic State (IS), according the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ). […]
March 18, 2020

Islamic State advises its members to avoid Europe for jihad amid virus scare

After years of urging its terrorists to attack major European cities, Islamic State is now advising them to steer clear due to the coronavirus. New IS al-Naba newsletter contains […]
March 9, 2020

Turkey says it deported 282 Islamic State militants since November

The Turkish interior ministry announced Sunday deporting two German nationals and one Swedish ISIS militant holding French citizenship as part of a program to extradite foreign […]
February 12, 2020

Palestinian Child Soldier Week seeks to raise awareness about the use of child soldiers in conflicts

A campaign to raise awareness about child soldiers used by militant groups in conflicts aims to highlight the plight of Palestinian children who are used by […]
February 1, 2020

US allegedly killed a top al-Qaeda leader in Yemen

The leader of al-Qaeda’s Yemen branch is believed to have been killed in a U.S. airstrike earlier this year. The New York Times said three current […]
January 30, 2020

Islamic State declares war on Israel in new audio message

Islamic State spokesman Abu Hamza al-Qurashi stated in a speech published by the terror group’s media arm Al-Furqan on Monday that ISIS was “declaring war” on […]
January 30, 2020

Turkish police arrests 10 IS terror suspects

Turkey has arrested 10 suspects linked to the Islamic State (IS) terror group in Ankara, security sources said Wednesday. Anti-terror police carried out raids at the […]
January 30, 2020

US officials say they now know the true identity of new IS emir

U.S. defense officials believe they have unmasked the Islamic State terror group’s current leader, until now known by his nom de guerre, Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi. […]
January 20, 2020

Profile of new Islamic State emir revealed

The Guardian has revealed the profile of the new Islamic State leader (emir) Mohammed Abdul Rahman al-Mawli al-Salbi, who was announced by IS last year.  The Guardian […]
January 15, 2020

Another two US soldiers killed in Afghanistan roadside bomb blast

US military officials identified two U.S. service members who were killed Saturday when their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan. The two […]
January 10, 2020

Chinese officials claim counter-terrorism methods used in Xinjiang are not different from the West

Officials from northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region briefed media on the region’s counter-terrorism and deradicalization efforts, including vocational education and training, on Friday. The officials […]
December 24, 2019

Russian official says IS fighters arriving in Afghanistan primarily through Pakistan and planning to invade Central Asia

Speaking on the sidelines of the Regional Security Dialogue on Wednesday, Nikolai Patrushev, Russia’s security council secretary, said the situation continues to deteriorate in Afghanistan and […]
December 24, 2019

20th American soldier killed in 2019 in latest Taliban ambush attack

An American service member was killed in combat Monday in Afghanistan, the U.S. military said, while the Taliban claimed they were behind a roadside bombing in […]
December 12, 2019

2 killed in Bagram Air Base attack, Taliban claim credit

At least two people including a woman were killed and at least 80 people were wounded on Wednesday by two powerful blasts outside Bagram airfield, a […]
November 6, 2019

al-Baghdadi’s several family members arrested by Turkey

The sister of former Islamic State group (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been captured in northern Syria, Turkish officials say. The 65-year-old, named as Rasmiya […]
November 6, 2019

Large suspected IS attack in Tajikistan kills over a dozen

At least 17 people died after Islamic State (IS) group militants attacked a checkpost on Tajikistan’s border with Uzbekistan, Tajik authorities said. The 20 fighters launched […]
October 31, 2019

ISIS announces new chief and spokesman following the death of top leadership

ISIS announced the name of its new leader as well as a new spokesman Thursday after Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a American-led raid in […]
October 26, 2019

Al-Qaeda’s South Asia chief reportedly killed in Afghanistan

The leader of al-Qaeda’s South Asia branch was killed in a US-Afghan joint raid in southern Afghanistan last month, Afghan officials have confirmed. Asim Umar, who led […]
October 24, 2019

ISIS reportedly using TikTok mobile app for recruitment

Short-form video platform TikTok has removed two-dozen accounts for posting propaganda for the Islamic State, Georgia Wells at The Wall Street Journal reported. Videos featuring ISIS fighters with […]
August 29, 2019

Taliban and US close to finalizing peace deal

The Taliban on Wednesday said the group is close to finalizing the peace agreement with the US officials in the ninth round of their talks in […]
August 29, 2019

US tells Indian government it wants information on situation in Kashmir

Top American diplomats have on multiple occasions reached out to the Indian government in private, seeking information about the situation in the Kashmir Valley and even […]
August 23, 2019

China urges continuing fight against terrorism in Syria

Visiting China’s special envoy for Syria Xie Xiaoyan on Thursday underscored the need for a continued fight against terrorist groups in Syria. At a press briefing […]
August 1, 2019

IS Khorasan Province appoints new emir

A recent report submitted to the United Nations Security Council said that the IS central leadership replaced their top man in Afghanistan after a meeting earlier […]
July 18, 2019

Several killed, wounded in major Taliban attack targeting Kandahar police HQ

At least 12-16 people have been killed and more than 80 wounded when Taliban fighters stormed the police headquarters by using multiple SVBIEDs and PBIEDs as […]
June 28, 2019

Sri Lanka army chief says no immediate terrorism threat after Easter Sunday bombings

Colombo: Sri Lanka’s army chief Mahesh Senanayake said there was no immediate terrorism threat in Sri Lanka following the Easter Sunday terror explosions, but security forces […]
June 8, 2019

Interview with ITCT Deputy Director on the recent jihadi developments in South Asia

This week ITCT Newsdesk interviewed ITCT Deputy Director and Head South Asia desk on terrorism, Faran Jeffery, about the recent developments in South Asia involving Islamic […]
June 6, 2019

Kashmiri jihadist group Ansar Ghazwatul Hind announces new emir and deputy emir in video message

In a video message released on Wednesday by the al-Hurr Media, the official media wing of Ansar Ghazwatul Hind, the al-Qaeda allied group’s spokesperson Abu Ubaida […]
May 29, 2019

Pakistan arrests 6 men for raising funds for Jaish-e-Mohammed

Pakistan: Pakistan has arrested six men accused of raising funds for Jaish-e-Mohammed, an outlawed Pakistan-based group that claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing that killed 40 […]
May 24, 2019

Emir of Al-Qaeda affiliate in Kashmir gunned down by Indian forces

Zakir Musa, emir of Al-Qaeda affiliate in Kashmir Ansar Ghazwatul Hind, was killed by Indian security forces in a brief encounter in Dadsara village of Tral […]
May 21, 2019

5,000 IS militants present in northern Afghanistan: Russia

There are 5,000 Islamic State militants in northern Afghanistan near the border with former Soviet states, a top Russian security official has said. “The deployment of […]
May 15, 2019

After Wilayat Hind, Islamic State casually announces Wilayat Pakistan

On Wednesday, the Islamic State terror group casually announced a “province” in Pakistan, days after the terrorist organization used the name “Hind Province” for an attack […]
May 13, 2019

ITCT Press Release on Sri Lanka mob attacks – 13th May 2019

May 11, 2019

Islamic State casually announces establishment of new Wilāyat Hind in India

In a statement released by Islamic State for the Friday morning clashes in India-controlled Jammu Kashmir that killed IS commander Abu Nader al-Kashmiri aka Ishfaq Sofi […]
May 8, 2019

Afghan Taliban claim responsibility for the attack on Counterpart International in Kabul

Afghanistan: A car bomb targeted an international aid organization in an upscale area of Kabul, the Afghan capital on Wednesday, the third day of the Muslim […]
May 8, 2019

Hizbul Ahrar claims responsibility for suicide attack against security forces outside Sufi shrine in Lahore

Pakistan: At least 10 people, including five policemen, have been killed in blast outside Lahore’s Data Darbar, confirmed Punjab’s police chief. Another 20 people were injured. The […]
April 29, 2019

Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appears in new video released by al-Furqan Media

Islamic State’s (IS) chief Abu Bakr Baghdadi made his first video appearance in almost five years on Monday, vowing to continue the battle against the U.S. […]
April 25, 2019

Heavy fighting between Taliban, Islamic State in Afghanistan continues

Afghanistan: Afghan Taliban are battling fighters loyal to the Islamic State Khorasan (ISKP) group over control of territory in eastern Afghanistan in some of the heaviest clashes […]
April 25, 2019

Australian PM plays down Islamic State plot to target Anzac Day Gallipoli events

Ankara: Turkish police said they had arrested a Syrian national who was planning retaliation for New Zealand mosque attack. The suspect, a Syrian national, was arrested […]
April 21, 2019

More than 200 killed as churches and hotels targeted in Sri Lanka bombings claimed by Islamic State

Colombo: At least 207 people have been killed and 450 hurt in explosions at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, police say. [CNN Images] Eight blasts […]
April 19, 2019

Multiple Afghan intelligence personnel killed in Taliban bombing in Herat

Afghanistan: Three officers from Herat’s Directorate of National Security (NDS) were killed in an explosion while defusing an IED bomb fixed to a vehicle, the NDS confirmed […]
April 19, 2019

Pakistan Counter-Terrorism Department arrests suspected Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan terrorist allegedly involved in the murder of Daniel Pearl

Pakistan: The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) arrested two suspected terrorists with alleged links to the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Friday. The CTD sources said that on […]
April 17, 2019

U.S. intelligence official says Islamic State Khorasan group is willing and able to strike the U.S.

Washington: Islamic State Khorasan (ISKP) group in Afghanistan poses a top threat for carrying out spectacular attacks in the United States, according to a senior U.S. intelligence […]
April 16, 2019

EXCLUSIVE: Pakistani commandos kill 5 terrorists in a 17 hour long counter-terror operation in Peshawar city, evidence suggests that IS and TTP may be collaborating

Pakistan: A police officer and at least five terrorists were killed in an operation against terrorists holed up inside a residential compound in Peshawar’s Hayatabad area. Three […]
April 15, 2019

Taliban issues clarification on reports of inclusion of women in its negotiation team for Doha peace talks

Afghanistan: Women will be included for the first time in the Taliban delegation to talks this month with U.S. officials and Afghan representatives in Qatar over the […]
April 15, 2019

Five suspected Islamic State operatives arrested in Karachi

Pakistan: Five suspected Islamic State (IS) operatives were arrested during a raid by local police force and counter-terror personnel in Karachi’s Taiser Town on Monday. Local police […]
April 14, 2019

Russian forces kill 2 ‘ISIS militants’ in anti-terrorist operation in Tyumen

Russia: Russian counter-terrorism police say they prevented an imminent Islamic State attack in the Siberian city of Tyumen, as two armed terror suspects were eliminated in an […]
April 13, 2019

EXCLUSIVE: Islamic State claim for deadly suicide bombing in Quetta challenges previous claims made by media

Pakistan: At least 20 people including children were killed and 48 were injured in a deadly blast in Quetta’s Hazarganji market on Friday morning. The attack claimed […]
April 12, 2019

Taliban announce new spring offensive in Afghanistan dubbed al-Fath

Afghanistan: Taliban on early morning Friday announced the launch of their new spring offensive throughout Afghanistan dubbed ‘al-Fath Operations’ by the Taliban. The statement in multiple […]
April 11, 2019

Taliban announce ban on Red Cross, WHO in Afghanistan

Afghanistan: The Afghan Taliban have banned the World Health Organization and the Red Cross from operating in areas under their control until further notice, a spokesman said […]
April 11, 2019

Terrorist belonging to IS-allied Jundallah arrested from Karachi

Pakistan: The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of Sindh Police claimed on Thursday that they had arrested a high-profile terrorist and foiled a major terror bid in the port […]
April 8, 2019

Three U.S. soldiers, one contractor dead in Taliban suicide attack on U.S. convoy near Bagram

Afghanistan: A Taliban suicide bomber targeted a convoy carrying foreign troops outside Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan on Monday in a VBIED attack, two Afghan officials said, after […]
April 2, 2019

Pakistani Islamic clerics offer ‘full support’ to the government in bid to end terrorism

Pakistan: A delegation of Pakistani Islamic scholars met the Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday, and offered their full support to the government in its drive to […]
April 2, 2019

Afghan Vice President survives second assassination attempt in less than a year

Afghanistan: Taliban fighters on Saturday attacked a convoy carrying Afghanistan’s vice president Abdul Rashid Dostum, in an assault that left the former warlord unscathed but killed one […]
March 8, 2019

Pakistan government takes control of 182 Islamic schools

Pakistan: Pakistan’s government says it has taken control of 182 religious schools and detained more than 100 people as part of its crackdown against Islamist militants. Provincial […]
March 5, 2019

Pakistan arrests dozens of members of banned outfits, announces seizure of assets

Pakistan: Pakistan on Tuesday arrested 44 members of banned outfits including a brother of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Maulana Masood Azhar. State Minister for Information Minister Shehryar Afiri said […]
February 28, 2019

Pakistani police kills two IS terrorists in Sindh

Pakistan: On Thursday it was reported that Sindh police killed two Islamic State terrorists in an encounter in Shikarpur. The two IS terrorists killed by Sindh […]
February 14, 2019

Jaish al-Adl claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing targeting IRGC in Iran

Iran: A suicide bomber killed at least 27 members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps and wounded 13 on a bus in a restive region of southeast […]
February 13, 2019

EXCLUSIVE: Terrorist group Hizbul Ahrar announces new Operation Shamzai in a statement that also threatens Pakistani cricket league

Pakistan: In a statement released on Wednesday, anti-Pakistan terrorist group Hizbul Ahrar has announced a new operation in Pakistan, dubbed as Operation Shamzai. In a statement […]
February 13, 2019

Pakistan to increase its role in Muslim anti-terror alliance

Pakistan: Saudi Arabia has asked Pakistan to increase its role in the Islamic Military Counter-Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC), it was reported by some media on Wednesday. A […]
February 13, 2019

Pro-IS media group releases new audio tape threatening Pakistani Islamist leaders

Pakistan: A notorious pro-IS media group has released a new audio tape threatening Pakistani Islamist leaders after excommunicating them from Islam. The new audio tape has […]
February 9, 2019

American busted at JFK Airport for trying to travel to Pakistan to join LeT

United States of America: U.S. officials said on Friday that a Manhattan man was arrested at JFK Airport for trying to leave the country to join a […]
February 9, 2019

Pakistan Supreme Court orders prosecution for Islamic clerics associated with hateful fatwas

Pakistan: The Supreme Court on Wednesday recommended that persons, issuing edict or fatwa, harming others, must be dealt with under the Anti-Terrorism Act and ruled that all […]
February 9, 2019

Islamic State recruiter arrested by Afghan intelligence in Kabul

Afghanistan: The special forces of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) arrested a recruiter of Islamic State Khorasan (ISKP) group in Kabul City, it was reported […]
February 4, 2019

Taliban political leader says no need for Afghan Army after U.S. exit

Afghanistan: A senior political leader of the Afghan Taliban had said that there is no need for the Afghan National Army (ANA) to exist after U.S. […]
January 30, 2019

EXCLUSIVE: New worldwide threat assessment by U.S. intelligence community criticizes Pakistan and Indian ruling party

The new Worldwide Threat Assessment by U.S. intelligence community, released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence on 29th Jan, criticizes Pakistan as well […]
January 30, 2019

U.S. intelligence community releases new worldwide threat assessment

On 29th Jan, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a new worldwide threat assessment that highlights the presence of various militant groups in […]
January 28, 2019

Islamic State claims twin bomb attack on Philippines church, killing at least 20

Philippines: Two bombs at a Roman Catholic cathedral in southern Philippines have killed 20 people and injured dozens more, local officials said on Sunday. The Islamic State […]
January 25, 2019

New U.S. sanctions hit Iran-backed Pakistani and Afghan militias fighting in Syria

On Thursday the United States announced new sanctions targeting two Iran-backed foreign fighter militias in Syria and two airlines that help send weapons to Syria in […]
January 24, 2019

EXCLUSIVE: Pakistan’s Operation Zulfiqar and the facts behind the Sahiwal incident

On 19th January Pakistan’s Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) carried out an operation on a highway near Sahiwal city of Pakistan where a white car was stopped by […]
January 23, 2019

U.S. servicemember killed in Afghanistan

Afghanistan: One U.S. service member was killed in Afghanistan Tuesday, U.S. officials said in a short press release. NATO’s Resolute Support mission to train and advise Afghan government forces […]
January 23, 2019

Islamic State terrorists reportedly killed in drone strikes in Afghanistan

Afghanistan: At least five terrorists affiliated with the Islamic State Khorasan (ISKP) group were killed in separate drone strikes that were conducted in eastern Nangarhar province. According […]
January 22, 2019

Afghan officials fear over 100 killed in intelligence base attack

Afghanistan: A suicide car bomb explosion happened close to National Directorate of Security (NDS) forces training center in Maidan Shahr, capital of Wardak province, on Monday morning, […]
January 21, 2019

Pakistan quietly drops efforts seeking fatwa against Afghan Taliban

Pakistan: Pakistan has quietly dropped efforts to obtain a fatwa against carrying out suicide bombings and other acts of terrorism in neighbouring Afghanistan, The National reported on […]
January 21, 2019

Pakistan arrests its own counter-terrorism officials

Pakistan: On Sunday Associated Press Pakistan (APP) reported that Pakistani authorities have arrested more than a dozen counter-terrorism officials. The arrests came a day after Pakistani counter-terrorism […]
January 18, 2019

Houthi militants are torturing female detainees, activists say

Yemen: Yemen’s Houthi militants are holding dozens of women without bringing them to trial or charging them with a crime, often torturing the detainees and blackmailing their […]
January 16, 2019

TTP assassin arrested in Karachi

Pakistan: Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) in a raid arrested an assassin of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) from Gulshan-e-Iqbal area of Karachi city of Sindh province. A team of CTD […]
January 15, 2019

Pakistan arrests senior Afghan Taliban leader from Peshawar

Pakistan: Pakistan has arrested a senior Afghan Taliban leader who was living in Peshawar for last few years, a BBC report said on Tuesday. Hafez Mohibullah, […]
January 15, 2019

Indian national killed in Taliban truck bombing in Kabul that killed at least four, wounded 90

Afghanistan: A truck bombing claimed by Afghan Taliban killed at least four and injured 90 people in Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul on Monday. Afghan Ministry of […]
January 13, 2019

Islamic State commander killed in Afghanistan, U.S. forces say

Afghanistan: A senior commander of the Islamic State militant group was killed in Afghanistan in a raid, U.S. Forces Afghanistan said on Saturday. Khetab Emir was killed […]
January 12, 2019

119 people killed in terror incidents in Balochistan in 2018, senior Pakistani police official reveals

Pakistan: A total of 119 people — including 15 police personnel — were killed and 114 injured in terrorism-related incidents in Balochistan during 2018, revealed Inspector General of […]
January 12, 2019

U.S. judge orders Pakistani man’s terrorism convictions to be vacated

United States of America: Nearly 14 years after Hamid Hayat was convicted in a sensational terrorism trial in Sacramento and packed off to federal prison, a judge […]
January 10, 2019

‘Afghan peace plan’ revealed in leaked secret document

Afghanistan: A detailed document leaked to the Afghan media purports to show a potential peace agreement between the United States, the Taliban and the Afghan government, it […]
January 10, 2019

EXCLUSIVE: Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan thanks al-Qaeda in its new magazine based on the life of its slain former emir Mullah Fazlullah

AfPak: Afghanistan-based terrorist group Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) central, also known as TTP Noor Wali Mehsud group, released its much anticipated new magazine ‘Sawanah Hayat’ based on […]
January 10, 2019

Houthi drone bombs Yemeni military parade, killing at least 6

Yemen: A bomb-laden drone flown by Yemen’s Houthi rebels flew into a military parade on Thursday outside of the southern port city of Aden, killing at […]
January 9, 2019

Pakistan says it has frozen assets of banned outfits

Pakistan: A Pakistani delegation on Tuesday told the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) Asia Pacific Group (APG) that the bank accounts and assets of banned outfits have […]
January 9, 2019

Saudi Arabia calls for updating religious narrative to combat Islamist terrorism

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: The need to use modernized religious rhetoric to combat extremism was addressed during a seminar at the 33rd Janadriyah cultural festival in Saudi […]
January 5, 2019

Six injured in explosion in Pakistan’s Peshawar city

Pakistan: A suspected car bomb injured six people in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar on Saturday, police said, with the blast ripping through multiple storefronts. The […]
January 2, 2019

Taliban insider attack targets Italian forces in Western Herat province

Afghanistan: An insider attacker attempted to target Afghan and Italian forces in western Herat province on Wednesday, an official said. General Noorullah Qaderi, the commander of […]
January 2, 2019

Taliban kill five Afghan soldiers in an attack on a military outpost in Kandahar

Afghanistan: Taliban fighters detonated explosives planted in a tunnel below an Afghan military outpost, killing five soldiers and wounding six, an Afghan police official said on Wednesday. […]
January 1, 2019

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan claims major attack in Pakistan on first day of new year

Pakistan: Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Tuesday claimed an attack targeting the building of security forces in Loralai Cantt, Balochistan. The attack was carried out around 6:00 […]
December 30, 2018

IS flags raised in Jammu Kashmir’s main mosque

India-administered Kashmir: A group of masked youth Friday went inside the historic ‘Jamia Masjid’ in Srinagar and raised pro-IS slogans and the official IS flag, while one […]
December 29, 2018

Indian police says it has stopped a Kashmiri teen from joining militancy

India-administered Kashmir: A Jammu and Kashmir teenager, exposed to extremist content online, has been stopped from joining militants by the Indian Army and the state police, Indian […]
December 28, 2018

Afghan Taliban seeking image makeover in hopes of a U.S. exit from Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Afghan Taliban are seeking an image makeover in an attempt to distance themselves from their brutal past as Afghan peace talks gain momentum, a new […]
December 28, 2018

62 ISIS-linked terror suspects arrested in Turkey

Turkey: A total of 62 ISIS-linked terror suspects were arrested across Turkey, Turkish security sources said on Friday, reported Anadolu Agency. Turkish Police arrested 52 ISIS […]
December 28, 2018

Indonesia arrested 400 suspected terrorists in 2018

Indonesia: Indonesian authorities have arrested almost 400 suspected militants in 2018, the nation’s police chief said Thursday, as he predicted that terrorism would pose the biggest threat […]
December 27, 2018

Key Islamic State propagandist and recruiter killed in Afghanistan airstrike

Afghanistan: A U.S. airstrike on Wednesday in Achin district of Nangarhar in Afghanistan has killed Sultan Aziz Azam, a spokesman for the Islamic State group in Afghanistan, Afghan […]
December 27, 2018

U.S. is offering job opportunities to Afghan Taliban, says new report

Pakistan: The US is eager to persuade the Taliban to join the peace process in Afghanistan and is offering a safety network that includes job opportunities for […]
December 27, 2018

Pakistan says it will launch a massive anti-terrorism campaign in 2019

Pakistan: The Pakistani government on Wednesday announced to launch a wide-ranging comprehensive operation to counter-terrorism and target killing across the country in March 2019. Minister of State […]
December 26, 2018

Indian intelligence says it has foiled an ISIS-inspired bombing plot targeting north India

India: Five people have been arrested and 10 detained in a major operation conducted by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh today. […]
December 26, 2018

Pakistan says it has foiled an al-Qaeda attack at Christmas ceremony in Punjab

Pakistan: Pakistani authorities on December 26 claimed to have foiled a terrorist attack at a Christmas ceremony in Punjab province and arrested four al-Qaeda terrorists. According […]
December 24, 2018

Pakistan police foils Christmas terror bid in Karachi

Pakistan: Five suspected terrorists were taken into custody after a shootout in Karachi’s Mobina Town on Christmas Eve on Monday. According to police, the alleged terrorists […]
December 23, 2018

UK govt funding Pakistan’s special civilian courts prosecuting terror suspects, reveals new report

United Kingdom: British taxpayers are funding prosecutions in Pakistan that have led to dozens of death sentences, according to newly disclosed details of a secretive UK aid programme, The […]
December 17, 2018

Indian and French investigation reveals new details about the Indian suspect linked to 2015 Paris attacks

India: Following the Indian and French investigation into Subahani Haja Moideen, the Indian suspect detained in connection with 2015’s deadly terrorist attacks in Paris claimed by […]
December 17, 2018

Case of U.S. soldier accused of murder in Afghanistan to be reviewed by President Trump

United States: U.S. President Donald Trump says he will review the case of a former U.S. Army officer charged with murder for the 2010 killing of a […]
December 16, 2018

Pakistan CTD arrested two members of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi’s financial network

Pakistan: Counter-terrorism Department (CTD) officials said on Sunday they have arrested two members of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi from Sargodha. According to CTD officials, raids in Joharabad Town and […]
December 16, 2018

Survivor of APS Peshawar attack joins counter-extremism efforts in the UK

Pakistan: A survivor of a major terrorist attack in Pakistan, Ahmed Nawaz, who is just 17 years old and lost his younger brother Harris Nawaz in […]
December 16, 2018

Pakistan announces death sentences for 15 terrorists on the 4th anniversary of APS Peshawar attack

Pakistan: Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Sunday confirmed death sentence of 15 Islamic terrorists as the South Asian country marks […]
December 15, 2018

Taliban’s shadow district chief killed in airstrike

Afghanistan: The shadow district chief of Taliban for Faizbad district of Jawzjan province has been killed in an airstrike of the Afghan Air Force, Afghan military said […]
December 14, 2018

U.S. DoD says another U.S. servicemember has died in Afghanistan

Afghanistan: On Friday the U.S. Department of Defense said that a U.S. service member assigned to Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan has died on 13th Dec […]
December 14, 2018

Malaysia arrests seven terror suspects, including Abu Sayyaf member

Malaysia: Counter-terrorism police in Malaysia has arrested seven terror suspects, including a member of the notorious Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) involved in three serial kidnappings in the southern […]
December 12, 2018

Italy identifies IS cell involved in 2013 kidnapping

Italy: On Wednesday the Italian police said it has identified members of the Islamic State group believed to have been behind the 2013 kidnapping in Syria […]
December 11, 2018

EXCLUSIVE: Islamic State has groomed family members of Mastung suicide bomber for attacks in Pakistan, says Pakistani intelligence

Pakistan: An intelligence notification obtained by ITCT Newsdesk reveals that Pakistani intelligence believes that family members of Hafeez Nawaz aka Abu Bakr al-Bakistani, the Islamic State […]
December 11, 2018

U.S. Air Force says Taliban drones are monitoring one of its bases in Afghanistan

Insurgents are using small unmanned aircraft to regularly monitor activity at a major American base in Afghanistan, revealed Tom Lockhart, the Director of the Strategic Development […]
December 11, 2018

Suicide bomber kills 4 Afghan soldiers near Kabul

Afghanistan: An Afghan official says a suicide car bomber has struck a security convoy on the outskirts of Kabul, killing four security forces. Nasrat Rahimi, deputy spokesman […]
December 6, 2018

Suicide bombing in Iran’s Chabahar targets police station, Ansar al-Furqan claims responsibility

Iran: At least three people were killed in a bomb attack in Iran’s southeastern port city of Chabahar on Thursday, state TV reported, adding that many others […]
December 6, 2018

Afghanistan-linked jihadis reportedly collecting extortion money from local truck drivers in Peshawar

Pakistan: Extortion networks linked to armed organisations fighting in neighboring Afghanistan are reportedly collecting extortion money from local truck drivers in the name of ‘Afghan Jihad’ […]
December 5, 2018

Afghanistan recorded the highest number of terrorism deaths in 2017, reveals new report

According to the 2018 Global Terrorism Index (GTI) deaths from terrorism fell for the third consecutive year, after peaking in 2014. The annual Global Terrorism Index, […]
December 5, 2018

Pakistan counter-terrorism police arrests a TTP member from Karachi

Pakistan: Counter-terrorism Department (CTD) in Karachi city on Sunday arrested a member of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) group from Mansehra Colony area. The suspect has been […]
December 4, 2018

Hizbul Ahrar releases second edition of its Ghazwa-e-Hind magazine

On Monday, the Afghanistan-based anti-Pakistan terrorist group Hizbul Ahrar released second edition of its new monthly Ghazwa-e-Hind magazine. The latest edition of magazine talks about Pakistan’s […]
December 3, 2018

Senior Taliban commander killed in US drone strike in Afghanistan

Afghanistan: A senior Taliban commander has been killed in Afghanistan by a US drone strike in what the terror group has described as a “big loss”. Mullah […]
December 3, 2018

UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) releases worldwide travel alerts for this holiday season

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has issued global travel advice for various countries with regards to terror attacks for this holiday season. Australia The FCO […]
December 3, 2018

One policeman killed, another injured in gun attack in Rawalpindi claimed by Hizbul Ahrar

Pakistan: A head constable was killed and another policeman was wounded in an attack in Rawalpindi on Sunday. Unidentified motorcyclists targeted two policemen during routine checking […]
December 1, 2018

Pakistani military rescues six hostages in an IBO in DI Khan, one terrorist dead

Pakistan: Security forces have killed wanted terrorist Hakim in an intelligence-based operation (IBO) at Mochiwal area in Dera Ismail Khan. According to ISPR, the killed terrorist […]
November 30, 2018

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan release detailed statement sympathizing with Pakistani Far-Right Islamist group

On Saturday, the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Noor Wali Mehsud group released a detailed statement, via its official Umar Media, sympathizing with the Pakistani Far-Right Islamist group […]
November 29, 2018

Pakistan Army chief says war against terrorism, militancy not over yet

Pakistan: Pakistan’s Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that war against terrorism and militancy is not over yet. The army […]
November 29, 2018

Indian minister calls Darul Uloom Deoband “temple of terrorism”

India: Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Wednesday reportedly termed the Islamic seminary Darul Uloom at Deoband as a ”temple of terrorism”. Deoband is located in Uttar Pradesh’s […]
November 29, 2018

Taliban once again reject direct negotiations with Kabul

Afghanistan: In a statement released yesterday on Voice of Jihad and circulated by other Taliban propaganda channels, the Afghan Taliban once again rejected direct talks with the […]
November 29, 2018

Residence of former Afghan intelligence chief attacked in Kabul

Afghanistan: On Wednesday a group of armed militants launched an attack on the residence of the former Afghan intelligence chief Amrullah Saleh in Kabul city but […]
November 29, 2018

Security conference on counter-terrorism held in Singapore encourages prevention and strengthening intelligence

Singapore: Specialist police forces from around the world are visiting Singapore this week to exchange expertise and intelligence, and also observe the Republic’s counter-terrorism measures. The inaugural […]
November 28, 2018

British security firm G4S targeted in Kabul attack claimed by Taliban

Afghanistan: At least 10 people were killed and 19 wounded in a Taliban-claimed attack at a private British security firm’s compound in Kabul, officials said Wednesday, without […]
November 27, 2018

Three more U.S. servicemembers killed in Afghanistan

Afghanistan: On Tuesday the U.S military announced that 3 U.S ARMY service members have been killed and 3 others wounded in a roadside bombing in Ghazni city, […]
November 26, 2018

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan launches its official website

On Monday, the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) central, the Noor Wali Mehsud group, announced official website of its Umar Media network. According to a statement released by […]
November 26, 2018

Ten years after 26/11 Mumbai attacks, US offers $5M reward for info leading to attackers

Washington: The U.S. on Sunday offered up to $5 million for information about the attackers who unleashed terror in India’s largest city 10 years ago in […]
November 25, 2018

Indian police arrests three Islamic State operatives from Kashmir

India-administered Kashmir: Three militants belonging to the Islamic State Jammu and Kashmir (ISJK) were arrested by the Delhi police from Srinagar on Sunday. The special cell […]
November 25, 2018

Afghan Taliban release new video series “Men who have been sincere”

Afghanistan: On Sunday Afghan Taliban’s al-Emarah Studio released the first episode of a new video series titled “Men who have been sincere”. The first episode of […]
November 24, 2018

Another U.S. servicemember killed in Afghanistan

Afghanistan: On Saturday NATO’s Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan announced that a U.S. servicemember was killed in action in Afghanistan on Saturday. The identity of the servicemember […]
November 24, 2018

Head of Afghan Islamic council assassinated

Afghanistan: The head of Kabul Ulema Council, Mawlawi Abdul Basir Haqqani, was assassinated by unknown armed men in Chehel Sutun area in Kabul’s PD7 at around […]
November 24, 2018

Explosion in Pakistan’s lower Orakzai district kills 32, injures 31

Pakistan: At least 32 people have been killed and 31 injured in an explosion on Friday in Kalaya Bazar area of lower Orakzai tribal district, according […]
November 24, 2018

Blast at Afghan army base mosque kills several soldiers

Afghanistan: An explosion ripped through a mosque inside an Afghan army base in the country’s volatile eastern Khost province as Friday prayers were drawing to a […]
November 23, 2018

Firing, explosions at Chinese Consulate in Karachi

Pakistan: Two policemen have been killed and one other injured in an attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi’s Clifton Block 4 on Friday morning, police […]
November 22, 2018

Islamic terrorists have quadrupled since 9/11, says a new report by U.S. think tank

USA: According to the Washington think tank Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), there are as many as 230,000 Salafi jihadist fighters in nearly 70 […]
November 22, 2018

TTP assassinates another surrendered militant in Bajaur Agency

Pakistan: On Wednesday an IED blast in Charmang district of Bajaur Agency targeted a vehicle, killing two people, including a former militant. Two people riding the […]
November 20, 2018

Afghan Taliban release video of a crashed US drone

Afghanistan: On Monday Afghan Taliban released a video showing the wreckage of a crashed US drone in Gomal area of Paktika province of Afghanistan. The video, […]
November 20, 2018

Pakistani Taliban faction claims missile attack against Afghan Army camp in Paktika province of Afghanistan

Afghanistan: On Tuesday, a Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) faction based in Pak-Afghan border areas along North Waziristan released a statement claiming a missile attack targeting an Afghan […]
November 20, 2018

China orders people “poisoned by extremism, terrorism” to confess

China: A Hami city notice declared, “all individuals involved in terrorist crimes and poisoned by the ‘three evil forces’ are urged to surrender themselves to the judicial […]
November 20, 2018

Pakistani K-9 unit doing exceptional work in fight against terrorism

Pakistan: The 62-member canine unit (K-9) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police has played a key role in the fight against terrorism in Pakistan, The Express Tribune reported on Tuesday. […]
November 20, 2018

Singapore announces tougher penalties against money laundering, terrorism financing

Singapore: Individuals and companies involved in money laundering and terrorism financing will now face stiffer penalties, after Singaporean Parliament passed the Serious Crimes and Counter Terrorism (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill […]
November 19, 2018

Afghan Taliban release issue 80 of Shariat magazine

Afghanistan: Afghan Taliban released issue no. 80 of Urdu language Shariat magazine, which also touches on Qatar peace process. Full issue of Shariat # 80 can […]
November 19, 2018

al-Qaeda operative Umar Jalal Kathio arrested from Karachi

Pakistan: Pakistani security forces and intelligence agencies have arrested multiple high profile al-Qaeda operatives in a massive intelligence-based operation in Karachi city, it was revealed on […]
November 18, 2018

Chechnya: woman blows herself up at security checkpoint in Grozny

Russia: A woman blew herself up on Saturday near a police checkpoint in the Chechen capital Grozny in southern Russia but nobody else was killed or injured, reports in […]
November 18, 2018

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan looking to re-establish itself with renewed terror campaign in Pakistan

Pakistan: Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is looking to re-establish itself under the new leadership of Noor Wali Mehsud by renewing its campaign of terror in Pakistan, multiple […]
November 18, 2018

New TTP video shows its militants removing Pakistani border fence at Durand Line

AfPak region: A video released on Friday by Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Noor Wali Mehsud group showed TTP militants removing the border fence set up by Pakistani […]
November 16, 2018

ITCT launches a new feature called the Threat Meter to monitor global terrorism trends

On Sunday 11th November, ITCT launched a new feature called the Threat Meter, designed to keep the public and professionals updated about the latest terrorism trends […]
November 14, 2018

TTP says it did not kill missing Pakistani police officer

AfPak region: In a statement released on Wednesday, Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) denied that it killed the missing Pakistani police officer Tahir Dawar. Pakistani police officer Tahir […]
November 12, 2018

Over half a dozen people killed in Kabul blast claimed by Islamic State

Afghanistan: A suicide bomber blew himself up in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Monday, killing at least ten people near a police checkpoint, including policemen, Afghan […]
November 10, 2018

Al-Qaeda releases audio tape addressing Pakistani Islamist groups

On Friday al-Qaeda’s as-Sahab Media released a new 11 minute audio tape by al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) spokesperson Usama Mahmood, addressing Pakistani Islamist groups. […]
November 10, 2018

Full English transcript of Taliban speech at Moscow talks on Afghanistan

Russia hosted a landmark international meeting on Afghanistan in Moscow aimed at kick-starting peace talks after decades of war, where Taliban leaders also participated. Members of […]
November 9, 2018

Islamic State released issue no. 155 of al-Naba magazine

On Friday Islamic State released issue no. 155 of its weekly al-Naba magazine. In the issue, IS claims 100 attacks over the past week in different […]
November 9, 2018

Pakistani security forces raid Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan hideout in Mohmand

Pakistani: Security forces raided a hideout of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in an intelligence-based operation operations in different areas of Mohmand. A huge quantity of weapons, ammunition, […]
November 8, 2018

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan released new audio message by its ideologue commenting on Aasia Bibi case

On Thursday, Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) released new audio tape by its ideologue Mufti Mazahim, commenting on Aasia Bibi case and the blasphemy law in Pakistan. In […]
November 7, 2018

Al-Qaeda’s as-Sahab Media launches its official website

Earlier this week Al-Qaeda’s as-Sahab Media launched its official website, which features news content, media coverage, photo reports and archives. The website was still functioning at the […]
November 7, 2018

Afghan Taliban achieve another victory in the Ghazni battle

Afghanistan: The Afghan Taliban captured an important security post outside the central Afghan city of Ghazni on Monday, killing 13 members of government forces and underscoring their […]
November 7, 2018

One Pakistani soldier killed, four injured in two separate IED blasts

Pakistan: One Pakistani soldier died and another was injured in an IED explosion in Mohmand district of KP province in the early morning hours on Wednesday. […]
November 6, 2018

Elite Jihadi unit Malhama Tactical training Uighur jihadists in Syria

Syria: Two new videos that have recently surfaced on Jihadi forums show that the elite Jihadi military unit Malhama Tactical, also sometimes called the Black Water […]
November 6, 2018

One Pakistani soldier dead, another wounded in IED blast in North Waziristan claimed by Hizbul Ahrar

Pakistan: A Pakistan Army soldier was killed and another injured in an IED explosion on Monday morning in North Waziristan. The IED exploded when the security personnel […]
November 6, 2018

President Sisi saved Egypt from terrorism: Pakistani minister

Pakistan: Pakistani Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul said Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi saved his country from terrorism and extremism. In an interview with […]
November 6, 2018

Life of Dutch envoy in Pakistan at serious risk, says Pakistani government

Pakistan: The life of Dutch Ambassador to Pakistan Ardi Stoios-Braken is at serious risk amid the worsening law and order situation in the country, especially due to […]
November 6, 2018

Family of Utah mayor killed in Afghanistan has no regrets

U.S.: The family of a Utah mayor, who was also a Utah Army National Guard major training commandos in Afghanistan and was fatally shot by one of […]
November 6, 2018

Taliban cannot be defeated militarily, admits top NATO commander in Afghanistan

Afghanistan: The Afghan war cannot be won militarily and peace will only be achieved through a political resolution with the Taliban, the newly-appointed American general in charge […]
November 5, 2018

Senior cop gunned down in Lahore, Hizbul Ahrar claims responsibility

Pakistan: A police official, his driver and his guard were gunned down by unidentified assailants on GT Road in Sheikhupura district of Lahore on Monday. Station […]
November 3, 2018

Another U.S. soldier killed in yet another insider attack in Afghanistan

Afghanistan: One U.S. soldier was killed and another wounded in yet another insider attack in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, the NATO mission in Afghanistan confirmed on Saturday. […]
November 3, 2018

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan releases eulogy for Maulana Sami-ul-Haq and condemns Pakistan SC decision on Aasia Bibi

On Saturday, Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Noor Wali Mehsud group released an eulogy for Maulana Sami-ul-Haq, who was assassinated on Friday in Rawalpindi. In the TTP statement […]
November 2, 2018

Hizbul Ahrar releases eulogy for Maulana Sami-ul-Haq

AfPak: Hizbul Ahrar on Friday released a statement by its spokesperson, eulogizing Maulana Sami-ul-Haq, who was assassinated by unknown assailants earlier today in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.   […]
November 2, 2018

‘Father of Afghan Taliban’ Maulana Sami-ul-Haq assassinated in Rawalpindi

Pakistan: Maulana Sami-ul-Haq of Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam party (Sami-ul-Haq group), who is also sometimes referred to as ‘Father of Afghan Taliban’, was killed in a targeted attack […]
November 2, 2018

Missing Kashmiri student joins Islamic State

Jammu & Kashmir: A Kashmiri student who went missing last month from New Delhi, has purportedly joined the Islamic State affiliate in Kashmir known as ISJK. Ehtisham […]
November 1, 2018

Jamaat-ul-Ahrar releases new audio tape of its emir condemning Pakistani Court’s decision on Aasia Bibi case

On Wednesday, Afghanistan-based anti-Pakistan Jihadi group Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA), which is a part of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, released a new audio tape of its emir Omar Khalid Khurasani, […]
November 1, 2018

Pakistani former member of Lashkar-e-Taiba arrested in Malaysia

Malaysia: A 31 year old Pakistani former member of terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba has been arrested, along with four other terror suspects, in counter-terror raids across Malaysia, […]
November 1, 2018

Pakistani ISIS militant deported by Spain arrested at Islamabad airport

Pakistan: A militant belonging to the Islamic State terrorist group has been arrested from the Islamabad International Airport on Thursday morning. Muhammad Afzaal, who arrived in […]
October 31, 2018

5 Taliban leaders freed from Gitmo in exchange for Bergdahl join Taliban’s political office in Qatar

Qatar: Five members of the Afghan Taliban who were freed from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay in exchange for captured American Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have joined the insurgent group’s […]
October 31, 2018

Afghan military helicopter carrying 25 passengers shot down by Taliban in Farah province, killing all on board

Afghanistan: An Afghan military helicopter carrying 25 passengers crashed near Anar Dara district of Farah province on Wednesday, killing all 25 people on board. The helicopter […]
October 31, 2018

Suicide attack targeting prison staff in Kabul leaves seven dead, ISKP claims responsibility

Afghanistan: On Wednesday, a suicide attack targeting a vehicle carrying staff of Pul-e-Charkhi prison killed at least seven people while wounding at least fourteen others, including […]
October 30, 2018

US-led Coalition reports over 180 airstrikes against ISIS in Syria in past week

The US-led Coalition reports more than 180 airstrikes in the past week, almost all against ISIS remnants in eastern Syria. That’s more strikes than Combined Joint Task […]
October 29, 2018

IED blast in Bajaur Agency targets local tehsildar and security forces, TTP claims responsibility

Pakistan: An IED blast targeted the vehicle of a local tehsildar (government representative) in Nawagai area of Bajaur Agency on Monday, wounding four personnel belonging to […]
October 29, 2018

Islamic State claims attack on Afghan Election Commission

Afghanistan: At least four Election Commission employees & two policemen were wounded in a suicide bombing close to the office of Afghan Election Commission in Kabul, Afghan […]
October 27, 2018

Another Pakistani cop goes missing as Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan claims killing of a kidnapped cop in Peshawar

Pakistan: On Saturday Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Noor Wali Mehsud group released a statement claiming the killing of a police constable who was kidnapped by TTP from […]
October 26, 2018

Ohio man charged with attempting to join Islamic State in Afghanistan

USA: A 19-year-old Ohio man has been arrested and charged with attempting to provide material support for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the […]
October 23, 2018

U.S. and Arab states announce new sanctions on Taliban facilitators and their Iranian sponsors

On Tuesday U.S. Department of Treasury and Terrorist Financing Targeting Center (TFTC) announced new sanctions on Afghan Taliban facilitators and their Iranian sponsors. United States of America, […]
October 23, 2018

Afghan Taliban release issue no. 79 of its Urdu Shariat magazine

Afghanistan: Afghan Taliban released issue no. 79 of its monthly Urdu language Shariat magazine on Tuesday. It is the September issue of the magazine and consists […]
October 23, 2018

Afghan Taliban release new photo report from Paktia

Afghanistan: Afghan Taliban released a new photo report produced by its Manba al-Jihad Studio based on surveys of various madrassas under Taliban control and interviews with […]
October 23, 2018

Another former TTP commander attacked in North Waziristan

Pakistan: A former commander of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) identified as Saeed alias Iqbal has been reportedly targeted in a bomb blast near MiranShah in North Waziristan. […]
October 23, 2018

One NATO soldier dead, two others injured in another insider attack in Afghanistan

Afghanistan: One Czech NATO soldier has been killed and another two wounded when an Afghan Army soldier opened fire on them in Shindand airbase in Herat […]
October 22, 2018

Afghan Taliban co-founder released from Pakistan jail

Pakistan: Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, co-founder of the Afghan Taliban, popularly known as “Mulla Baradar” has been released from jail in Pakistan. ITCT Newsdesk has learned that […]
October 21, 2018

Three Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan terrorists arrested from Karachi

Pakistan: Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) in Karachi city arrested three suspected terrorists affiliated with Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) from the Korangi area of Karachi in a raid on […]
October 21, 2018

193 security incidents across Afghanistan on election day, Taliban claim 166 attacks

Afghanistan: A total of 193 security incidents took place across Afghanistan on election day on Saturday, according to Afghan Interior Minister Wais Barmak. The 193 security […]
October 20, 2018

Iran could be blacklisted unless it acts against terrorism funding: FATF

Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a global financial watchdog, has given Iran until February to crack down on terrorism funding or risk further sanctions on its […]
October 19, 2018

Pakistan busts money laundering network involved in financing Islamic State in Afghanistan

Pakistan: On Wednesday it was revealed that Pakistani counter-terrorism authorities have busted a suspected network of militants and businessmen, involving over 50 bank accounts, that was […]
October 19, 2018

Voting in Kandahar delayed after assassination of top commander

Afghanistan: Saturday’s parliamentary election in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar has been delayed by a week following the assassination of one of the country’s most powerful […]
October 18, 2018

Top Kandahar leadership killed in Taliban insider attack

Afghanistan: Governor of Kandahar, Police chief of Kandahar and intelligence chief of Kandahar have been killed, among others, in an insider attack claimed by Taliban in […]
October 18, 2018

Several NATO soldiers wounded in Taliban attack

Afghanistan: A bombing targeting a NATO convoy near Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, has killed at least two civilians and wounded several alliance soldiers, Afghan and NATO officials […]
October 17, 2018

Afghan election candidate killed in Taliban attack

Afghanistan: Abdul Jabar Qahraman, who was preparing to contest Saturday’s elections, was killed in his office on Wednesday in the city of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province. […]
October 17, 2018

Hizbul Ahrar claims assassination of two employees of secret service in Karachi

Pakistan: On Wednesday, Hizbul Ahrar claimed assassination of two officials of a “secret service” in a targeted gun attack near Dhobi Ghat, Shershah area of Karachi […]
October 16, 2018

U.S. slaps sanctions on Iran’s Basij paramilitary force

Washington: On Tuesday the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced sanctions on Iran’s Basij paramilitary force, pointing towards the group’s […]
October 16, 2018

Afghan Taliban releases October issue of Nawa-e-Afghan Jihad magazine

On Tuesday, Afghan Taliban released the October issue of Nawa-e-Afghan Jihad magazine. The magazine contains a special feature on East Turkestan/China and Uyghur Muslims.   Enterprises, […]
October 16, 2018

Fourteen Iranian soldiers kidnapped on border with Pakistan

Iran: Fourteen Iranian soldiers, including members of IRGC, were kidnapped from the border with Pakistan on Tuesday, Iranian media has reported. Iranian officials believe the kidnappers […]
October 15, 2018

New al-Qaeda magazine contains exclusive interview of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan commander Adnan Rashid

On Monday, a pro al-Qaeda group released issue # 4 of al-Haqiqa magazine. The magazine consists of 30 pages and includes an exclusive interview of Tehrik-e-Taliban […]
October 14, 2018

One Iranian military member arrested over Ahvaz attack

Iran: A member of the Iranian military has been arrested over suspicion for his involvement in Ahvaz attack in September of this year, Iranian news outlet […]
October 14, 2018

Taliban capture two Afghan districts in 24 hours

Afghanistan: Afghan Taliban have captured Andar district (sometimes also called Shilgar district) in Ghazni province, according to reports in the late hours on Sunday. The reports […]
October 14, 2018

Islamic State executed Taliban commander in Nangarhar

Afghanistan: On Sunday Islamic State’s Amaq propaganda network released a statement announcing the execution of an Afghan Taliban commander, identified as Adam Khan, in Chaparhar district […]
October 14, 2018

TTP claims a cross-border attack targeting Pakistani military

Pakistan: On Saturday Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Noor Wali group claimed a cross-border attack from Afghanistan targeting Pakistani security posts in Kandghar area of North Waziristan. According […]
October 13, 2018

English transcript of Taliban statement confirming meeting with US special envoy in Qatar

Afghanistan: Afghan Taliban on Saturday confirmed that their representatives met with the US delegation led by special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in Doha, Qatar. Below is an […]
October 13, 2018

Taliban releases a new video from Wardak

Afghanistan: Afghan Taliban on Saturday released new video from Wardak province, titled “Advances in Jalga (Maidan Wardak), showing its recent advances in the area. The video […]
October 13, 2018

Taliban claim capturing Khushamand district in Paktika province

Afghanistan: Afghan Taliban launched a night raid in the late hours on Friday on Khushamand district in Paktika province, claiming to have captured the district after […]
October 13, 2018

Hizbul Ahrar says it has kidnapped a Pakistani soldier from North Waziristan

Pakistan: On Saturday, Afghanistan-based Jihadi terrorist group Hizbul Ahrar claimed that its militants have kidnapped a Pakistani soldier from North Waziristan on Friday. Hizbul Ahrar statement […]
October 13, 2018

Pakistan foils smuggling and terror bid in Peshawar

Pakistan: On Saturday, Pakistani police in the city of Peshawar of KP province seized a large cache of weapons, ammunition and explosives that was being smuggled […]
October 12, 2018

ISIS-linked group released new magazine “Youth of the Caliphate”

On Thursday, Islamic State linked Media group al-Abd al-Faqir Media released issue no. 1 of a new magazine titled “Youth of the Caliphate”. The magazine consists […]
October 12, 2018

Islamic State releases al-Naba issue no. 151

Islamic State released al-Naba magazine issue no. 151 in the wee hours on Friday.   For full copy of al-Naba no. 151, send an email at […]
October 12, 2018

Pakistani Taliban claim killing 32 Pakistani soldiers in North Waziristan

Pakistan: Different Pakistani Taliban channels have been claiming a cross-border attack on Pakistani military in North Waziristan, allegedly carried out on Wednesday, in which 32 Pakistani […]
October 12, 2018

Islamic State releases new photo report from Wilāyat Khorāsān

Afghanistan: On Thursday, Islamic State released a new photo report from its Wilāyat Khorāsān, featuring ISKP fighters engaged in battle and other activities somewhere in Afghanistan.   […]
October 12, 2018

IED blast in South Waziristan kills three Pakistani soldiers, TTP claims responsibility

Pakistan: On Thursday an IED blast in South Waziristan’s Ladha area targeted a vehicle of Pakistan Army, which resulted in the deaths of three soldiers while […]
October 11, 2018

English transcript of the interview of Taliban shadow governor for Laghman province

Afghanistan: Earlier this week Afghan Taliban released an interview of its shadow governor for Laghman province. In the interview, which was originally in Pushto, Taliban’s shadow […]
October 11, 2018

Islamic State releases images showing execution of US and Afghan Army spies

Afghanistan: On Thursday, Islamic State released images from its Wilāyat Khorasan showing the execution of four men who it accuses of spying for the US Army […]
October 11, 2018

PhD scholar turned militant Manan Wani killed by Indian forces in Kashmir

India-administered Kashmir: On Thursday, Indian security forces in Jammu & Kashmir killed two militants belonging to Hizbul Mujahideen group in an encounter in Handwara. One of […]
October 11, 2018

Shi’ite man shot dead in Quetta

Pakistan: A Shi’ite Muslim man was shot dead around noon hours at Toghi Road, Quetta on Thursday. The victim has been identified as Azhar Hussain s/o […]
October 10, 2018

Zakir Musa’s cousin arrested in Kashmir

India-administered Kashmir: On Wednesday it was reported that cousin of Zakir Musa, the emir of Al-Qaeda linked Ansar Ghazwatul Hind, has been arrested by Indian forces, […]
October 10, 2018

Lashkar-e-Islam claims killing two Islamic State fighters in Achin

Afghanistan: On Wednesday, Tehrik Lashkar-e-Islam Pakistan (TLIP) claimed killing two Islamic State Khorasan (ISKP) group fighters in an ambush attack in Achin district of Nangarhar province. […]
October 10, 2018

Hizbul Ahrar claims third attack in Karachi in one month

Afghanistan: On Wednesday Hizbul Ahrar claimed killing two policemen in a gun attack in Sultanabad area of Karachi. This is the third attack claimed by Hizbul […]
October 10, 2018

Afghan Taliban release new video from Baghlan

Afghanistan: The Afghan Taliban released a new video from Baghlan province titled “Latest Conquests in Baghlan”. The video is sixteen minutes and thirty five seconds in […]
October 10, 2018

Taliban claim destroying an armored tank belonging to foreign forces

Afghanistan: On Wednesday, Afghan Taliban claimed an IED blast targeting an armored tank of foreign forces in Pusht Rod district of Farah province. Talking statement doesn’t […]
October 9, 2018

Taliban release statement against mineral mining by foreign companies, accusing Afghan government of treason

Afghanistan: Afghan Taliban on Tuesday released a statement criticizing mining of minerals in Afghanistan by foreign companies and accusing Kabul administration of treason.       […]
October 9, 2018

Taliban claim massive defections across Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Afghan Taliban released a detailed report on Tuesday, claiming a total of 820 defections of people working in various fields for the Kabul administration in […]
October 9, 2018

Afghan Taliban release interview of its military chief for northern zone

Afghanistan: On Tuesday the Afghan Taliban released video interview of its military regiment chief for northern zone Mawlawi Muhammad Nadir. The interview revolves around Taliban’s fight […]
October 9, 2018

Blast targets election rally in Afghanistan following Taliban threats

Afghanistan: On Tuesday a blast targeted an election rally in Lashkargah, Helmand’s provincial capital. At least five people have been reportedly killed while seven others were […]
October 9, 2018

Clashes between Islamic State and Lashkar-e-Islam continue in Nangarhar

Afghanistan: On Tuesday, Tehrik Lashkar-e-Islam Pakistan (TLIP) released a new statement via its official Saif Studio, claiming to have repelled another attack by Islamic State Khorasan […]
October 9, 2018

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan claims cross-border attack against Pakistan Army

Pakistan: On Tuesday, Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed a cross-border attack targeting Pakistani soldiers working on the construction of the border fence in Shawal area of North […]
October 9, 2018

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan claims responsibility for IED blast in Balochistan

Pakistan: On Tuesday Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed an IED blast targeting a vehicle of FC security forces in Killa Abdullah area of Balochistan which injured at […]
October 8, 2018

Hizbul Ahrar claims attack on Pakistani police in Karachi city

Pakistan: On Monday, Afghanistan-based Jihadi group Hizbul Ahrar claimed a gun attack targeting policemen in New Karachi area of Karachi city. According to the statement of […]
October 8, 2018

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan releases new audio tape of its emir

On Monday, Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan’s (TTP) Umar Media released new audio tape of its emir Noor Wali Mehsud. The video is six minutes and twenty four seconds […]
October 7, 2018

Lashkar-e-Islam claims killing 19 Islamic State militants in Nangarhar

Afghanistan: On Sunday, the Tehrik Lashkar-e-Islam Pakistan (TLIP) claimed repelling a multipronged Islamic State attack in Achin and Nazyan districts of Nangarhar, killing 19 and wounding […]
October 7, 2018

Hizbul Ahrar eulogises Mullah Ismail Darvesh of Sipah Sahaba

On Friday Hizbul Ahrar Peshawar chapter released a statement by its spokesperson Qari Ibrahim, eulogising the slain leader of Sipah Sahaba Mullah Ismail Darvesh, who was […]
October 7, 2018

Taliban claim defection of ten Afghan soldiers and one intelligence employee

Afghanistan: On Friday Afghan Taliban claimed defection of ten Afghan Army (ANA) soldiers in Ahmed Khel and Jani Khel districts of Paktia province. Additionally, Taliban also […]
October 7, 2018

Taliban kill judge in Logar

Afghanistan: On Saturday Afghan Taliban claimed killing an appellate court judge in a targeted attack in Mohammad Agha district of Logar province on Friday night.  
October 7, 2018

Ḥizb al-Islāmī al-Turkistānī releases issue no. 24 of its ‘Islamic Turkistan’ magazine

On Saturday Ḥizb al- Islāmī al-Turkistānī, also known as Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP), released new edition – issue no. 24 – of its ‘Islamic Turkistan’ magazine. […]
October 7, 2018

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan claims cross-border sniper attack against Pakistani military

Afghanistan: On Saturday, Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Noor Wali Mehsud faction released a statement via its Umar Media claiming to have targeted a Pakistani soldier at Gabri […]
October 7, 2018

Regional police chief along with 14 Afghan soldiers killed by Taliban

Afghanistan: The Ministry of Interior (MoI) confirmed Sunday that 14 security force members including the district police chief were killed in a Taliban attack on the Sayed […]
October 6, 2018

Afghan Taliban release new video from its training camp

Afghanistan: On Saturday Afghan Taliban released a new video from its Abu Ubaida bin Jarrah training camp in Afghanistan. The video is sixteen minutes and eight […]
October 6, 2018

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan rerelease fatwa declaring its surrendered fighters ‘apostates’

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Saturday rereleased its fatwa declaring its surrendered fighters ‘apostates’ and sanctioning their murder. The TTP fatwa on its surrendered fighters was originally […]
October 6, 2018

Afghan Air Force pilot killed by Taliban in Kabul

Afghanistan: According to reports on Saturday, Afghan Taliban have killed another Afghan Air Force pilot in Kabul. The pilot was killed while he was off-duty. This […]
October 6, 2018

Four Islamic State militants killed in new airstrikes in Nangarhar

Afghanistan: On Saturday, Afghan Ministry of Defense said that at least four Islamic State Khorasan (ISKP) group militants were killed and a training centre and ammunition […]
October 6, 2018

8 arrested in Malaysia over links with Islamic State

Malaysia: Malaysian police said on Saturday said that their counter-terrorism unit has arrested eight men, seven foreigners and one Malaysian, for their suspected links with the Islamic State […]
October 5, 2018

Islamic State claims attack targeting USAID office in Nangarhar

Afghanistan: On Friday, Islamic State claimed claimed responsibility for bombing of an office of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, allegedly killing […]
October 5, 2018

Pakistan government tells facilitators of terrorists to leave their homes

Pakistan: According to reports in Urdu press, local administration in North Waziristan has distributed a notice in several villages around Humzoni area, telling facilitators of Taliban […]
October 5, 2018

Former Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan commander shot dead in Darra Adam Khel

Pakistan: On Friday, a former commander of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) named Arif Afridi has been killed by unknown gunmen in Sheen Dhand area of Darra Adam […]
October 5, 2018

Lashkar-e-Taiba and Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan identified as potential threat to U.S.

Washington: The new counter-terrorism strategy of U.S. under Trump administration has identified Lashkar-e-Taiba and Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan as potential threats to the U.S., among other radical Islamist militant […]
October 5, 2018

One Pakistani soldier killed in Kech

Pakistan: A soldier of Pakistani FC forces was killed in a gun attack on a security check-post in the Buleda area of Kech district of Balochistan […]
October 5, 2018

Islamic State released issue 150 of al-Naba magazine

Islamic State released issue no. 150 of its weekly al-Naba magazine on Friday. As usual, the latest al-Naba issue also includes an infographic from Islamic State’s […]
October 4, 2018

Founding member of banned Sunni outfit Sipah Sahaba killed in Peshawar

Pakistan: According to reports on Thursday, a founding member of banned Sunni Deobandi outfit Sipah Sahaba was gunned down in a targeted attack in Peshawar city […]
October 4, 2018