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Chinese Consulate attackers were equipped with chemical bottles, explosives, first aid kit: report

KARACHI: The forensic department of the Sindh Police has finalized the report of Chinese Consulate attack in Karachi that killed couple of policemen among four people last week, ARY News reported on Tuesday. According to the report, slabs of C-4 (explosives), two chemical bottles and a dry battery were found from the possession of attackers, who were killed by the law enforcers before they could barge into the Consulate. It said the attackers had also brought four detonators with them. Improvised explosive device…

Dolphin Force personnel gun down ‘psycho knife-attacker’ in Lahore

LAHORE: The Dolphin Force personnel reportedly shot dead a man said to be mentally ill after he attacked and injured five people with a knife in Lahore’s Sabzazar area on Saturday.  According to the police, the knife-wielding man, identified as Umair, injured four people, including a woman, in the provincial capital’s Sabzazar neighbourhood. A contingent of the Dolphin Force reached the spot and tried to get a hold of the knife-attacker when he also stabbed a constable, Mubbashir, injuring him. In retaliation, the…

VIDEO: Armed with ‘Lathi’, wife saves husband from attackers

HARYANA: Just days after a viral video of wife saving journalist husband with a pistol in India, another video has surfaced proving that women are a force to be reckoned with. A lady in Haryana took up sticks to protect her husband from getting beaten up by a group. The entire incident was caught on camera, and has been shared online by Indian news agency ANI. VIDEO: Gun-wielding wife saves ‘journalist’ husband from attackers  The incident reportedly took place in Haryana's Yamunanagar, about 200 km north of Delhi.…

Hackers could get even nastier in 2018: researchers

WASHINGTON: After a year marked by devastating cyber attacks and breaches, online attackers are expected to become even more destructive in 2018, security researchers said on Wednesday. A report by the security firm McAfee said the ransomware outbreaks of 2017 offer just a taste of what's to come as hackers develop new strategies and "business models." McAfee researchers said that as ransomware profitability fades in the face of new defenses, hackers will turn to new kinds of attacks that could involve damage or disruption…

London Bridge attackers had tried to hire 7.5 tonne truck: police

LONDON: The three militants who killed eight people after driving a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and then attacking nearby revellers had initially tried to hire a 7.5 tonne truck, the head of the UK capital's counter-terrorism unit said on Friday. Commander Dean Haydon also revealed that the men had a stockpile of petrol bombs in the back of their van and carried out their deadly attack with pink ceramic knives. The discoveries, especially of the plan to hire a truck, suggested more could have been killed.…

Tehran attackers were Iranian IS recruits: official

TEHRAN: The attackers who stormed Tehran's parliament complex and the revolutionary leader's shrine on Wednesday were Iranian nationals who had joined the Islamic State group (IS), a top official said.  The six attackers "were Iranian and joined Daesh (IS) from some parts of Iran," said Reza Seifollahi, deputy secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, on state TV late Wednesday. It was the first attack in Iran claimed by IS, which had threatened to step up its campaign in the country in recent months.…

Sunni scholars declare attackers of Shah Noorani incident ‘dwellers of hell’

KARACHI: Ahle Sunnat Muftis have issued fatwa against suicide attacks and termed suicide attackers of Shah Noorani incident ‘dwellers of hell’, ARY News reported. The fatwa was passed by scores of scholars of Sunni school of thought including members of Ittehad-e-Ummat Pakistan organisation’s Shariah Board, Muhammed Imran Hanafi Qadri, Mufti Peer Syed Karamat Ali, Mufti Abu Bakr Awan, Mufti Muhammed Qaisar Shehzad and Mufti Masood ur Rehman. READ MORE: At least 65 killed in blast at Shah Noorani shrine in Hub…