Monthly Archives: October 2010


Pakistan – Massive increase in kidnappings for ransom in south Punjab


Israel warns Russia that Iran may get S-300 via Venezuela

Al Qaeda

Istanbul suicide attack highlights Turkey’s struggle with militant groups


ISAF estimated 78 Haqqani Network fighters were killed in yesterday’s assault on a US combat outpost in Paktika. Seventeen more Taliban fighters were killed in the Baramcha operation. Security forces killed a senior Taliban leader in Zabul and detained another in Kandahar. The Taliban killed three Afghans in Kandahar and a British soldier in Helmand. […]


First passenger plane in 20 years lands in Baghdad


Insurgents killed six policemen and an Awakening leader in Baghdad, and a security guard for a political party in Baqubah. Security forces arrested 23 wanted men in Karbala and an al Qaeda “prince” in Khanaqin.


A suicide bomber at a central square in Istanbul wounded 15 police officers and 17 civilians. A second, undetonated bomb was found near the attack. Authorities believe the radical Kurdistan Workers Party carried out the attack, as a truce with the group expired today.

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

Ibrahim Hassan al Asiri, a wanted al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula operative from Saudi Arabia, is believed to have built one of the bombs in the parcel bomb plot uncovered two days ago. Hanan Al-Samawi, a female engineering student at Sana’a University, and her mother were detained by Yemeni police in connection to the […]


Security forces dismantled two al Qaeda-linked cells. One cell recruited jihadis to fight in Iraq, and the other, the Front of the Saharawi Jihad, plotted terrorist attacks in support of independence for Western Sahara.


Two of three men arrested yesterday in connection to a bomb threat in central Gothenburg remain in custody. The security level remains elevated and police are working closely with Sweden’s Security Service.


Muslim insurgents killed a village chief on his motorcycle in Pattani™s Khok Pho district in a drive-by shooting. A 78-year old man was killed in a drive-by shooting while he was heading home in Yala™s Muang district. Insurgents have been blamed for the murder.


The Taliban killed two Pakistani soldiers in North Waziristan. A senior Taliban commander was murdered in Karachi. Security forces detained a man carrying more than 120 pounds of explosives in Mansehra.


Nigerian Muslim militant group warns of imminent attack

Al Qaeda

Yemen parcel bombmaker believed to be al Qaeda terrorist Ibrahim Hassan Al Asiri

Al Qaeda

Saudis™ help in stopping plot is part of shift in security role


Indonesian authorities detained a known terror suspect and leader in Aceh after his arrest in Malaysia. Taufik Marzuki, alias Abu Sayyaf, heads the Islamic Defenders Front and Al Qaeda in Pidie, Aceh. He was in Malaysia attempting to acquire weapons and ammunition.


US and Afghan forces launched an offensive against the Taliban in Baramcha. US troops killed more than 30 Haqqani Network fighters while repelling an attack in Paktika. Security forces killed and captured multiple Taliban fighters and commanders in Helmand and Kapisa. The Taliban killed two ISAF troops in the south. President Karzai denounced Russian participation […]


Insurgents killed three children, a civilian, and a solider in attacks in Baghdad, Diyala, and Kirkuk. Security forces detained nine wanted men in Balad Ruz and five more in Mosul.


Shabaab claimed it took control of the contested southern town of Balad-hawo. Hawiye elders denounced the African Union for shelling and killing Somalis in Mogadishu. Pirates hijacked a cargo ship and captured 24 crew members.