Pakistan’s Dual Counter-Terrorism Challenges: Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan’s Merger and Cross-Border Campaign from Afghanistan

On February 26, Nooristan, known as Hasan Baba, was killed by Pakistani security forces. He was a commander of the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), who had been involved in the murder of more than 50 security forces personnel since 2007. His Read More …

Afghanistan: Daesh Claims Responsibility for Several Recent Attacks

Daesh-run online media have reported many attacks in Afghanistan and said the group claims responsibility for killing “over 30 military men and civilians” in the country. One of the media outlets covered incidents from March 11 to March 17, in Read More …

Nigeria: 10 Killed in Suspected Boko Haram Attack in Maiduguri

Officials in Nigeria’s Borno state say 10 people have died from explosions around the northeast city of Maiduguri. Residents in affected areas have fled their homes. Local officials suspect Islamist militant group Boko Haram was behind the blasts. There was Read More …

Turkey: Security forces nab 4 suspected YPG/PKK terrorists in Hatay province

Security forces in southern Turkey arrested an alleged YPG/PKK terrorist said to be planning an attack in nearby northern Syria – an area Turkish forces had liberated of terrorists – along with three accomplices, local authorities said Tuesday. Provincial gendarmerie Read More …

Iraq: Rocket attack on coalition base in Erbil kills contractor, injures US service member

A rocket attack targeting the American-led military coalition in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil killed a civilian contractor and wounded nine others on Monday night, according to a coalition spokesman. More than a dozen rockets were fired toward the Read More …

Afghanistan: 30 Taliban killed in own IED explosion

Security sources say a bomb blast at a mosque in Balkh province has killed at least 30 militants. The 209th Shaheen Corps said in a statement on Saturday that 30 Taliban fighters including six foreign nationals who were expert mine Read More …

Afghanistan: NDS convoy targeted in Jalalabad explosion close to airport

At least two security forces members were wounded in an explosion in Jalalabad city of Nangarhar province on Thursday afternoon, local officials said. Officials in the governor’s media office said the incident occurred in PD4 near the airport when a Read More …

Afghanistan: Separate targeted attacks claim 4, wounds 2

At least two people were killed and four others wounded in two separate incidents on Tuesday morning in Kabul city. At least two people were wounded in a targeted magnetic IED blast in Kabul. The incident occurred at around 9:21 Read More …

UN: TTP oversaw reunion of terror groups in Afghanistan

Afghanistan continues to serve as a sanctuary for terror groups including the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), according to a recent United Nations report. The twenty-seventh report of the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team states that the TTP was reported to Read More …

Taliban PsyOps: Afghan Militants Weaponize Commercial Drones

The Taliban has used small commercial drone aircraft in recent years for reconnaissance and to make propaganda videos of attacks. But now, the militant group is deploying the remote-controlled devices as a new weapon against Afghan security forces. Using a Read More …