A ‘new Waziristan’ in the making
TTP starts training Central Asians, Africans
Special CorrespondentKabul—A reliable security source Monday confirmed that the Kunar- based Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has started training a number of African and Central Asian militants for possible use in future terrorist actions.
The security sources told this correspondent that while over two dozen Central Asian militants belonging to Islamic Jihad Union and Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan were trained by TTP local commanders, at least six to eight Africans, Nigerians, Chadians and Somalians had also reached TTP hideouts in Nuristan. There the TTP has three training camps.
‘Anti-Islam film’ protest turns violent 1 killed in Dir clashes
Tariq Saeed/ Amanullah Khan
Peshawar/Karachi—Violent demonstrations against the blasphemous film continued on Monday throughout Khyber-Pukhtunkhwa as in other parts of the country.
At least one protestor was killed and many others sustained injuries in Dir district when the Police opened fire on infuriated mob that also set ablaze a police station, house of a local magistrate and a local Press Club.
According to reports, the protester was killed in an exchange of gunfire with the law enforcers on Monday during a demonstration in Upper Dir district against the anti-Islam film titled “Innocence of Muslims”.
Pak test-fires Hatf-VII cruise missile
Rawalpindi—Pakistan on Monday conducted a successful test fire of the indigenously developed multi tube Cruise Missile Hatf-VII (Babur), having a range of 700 kilometers. Babur Crusie Missile is a low flying, terrain hugging missile, which can strike targets both at Land and Sea with pin point accuracy. It carries stealth features.
Equipped with modern cruise missile technology of Terrain Contour Matching (TERCOM) and Digital Scene Matching and Area Co-relation (DSMAC), it can carry both nuclear and conventional warheads.
Explosives cut power line to Iran nuclear site
Vienna—Explosives were used to cut the electricity power lines to Iran’s Fordow underground enrichment plant last month in an apparent attempt to sabotage Tehran’s atomic advances, its nuclear energy chief said on Monday.
It was believed to be the first time Iran has mentioned the incident, which atomic energy organization chief Fereydoun Abbasi-Davani said took place on August 17.