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Women, children detained over suspected terror links released

QUETTA: The three women and children, who were taken into custody near the Pak-Afghan border in Chaman for allegedly having terror links with a banned Baloch militant organization, have been released, according to the provincial government. Balochistan Home Minister Sarfraz Bugti told media that the wife and children of Allah Nazar, Baloch, rebel leader and chief of the banned Balochistan Liberation Front, and relatives of another militant leader Aslam alias Achu, were taken into custody from the Chaman border crossing.…

Security forces arrest three women over suspected terror links

CHAMAN: Security forces on Tuesday claimed to have taken three women into custody near the Pak-Afghan border in Chaman on suspicion of their links with a proscribed organization, ARY News reported. The three women were arrested while they were trying to enter Afghanistan’s border town of Spin Boldak via Bab-e-Dosti (Friendship Gate) at the Chaman border crossing, according to security sources. They said that the terror suspects have been shifted to Quetta for further questioning with regard to their alleged involvement…

National Assembly: Ministers, other treasury members stage walkout over ‘terror links’ IB memo

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination Riaz Hussain Pirzada on Thursday staged a walkout from National Assembly session along with 12 other lawmakers in protest over Intelligence Bureau (IB)’s memo claiming links of parliamentarians with proscribed terror outfits. The list comprises a number of key ministers including Riaz Pirzada, Law Minister Zahid Hamid, Deputy Speaker National Assembly Murtaza Javed Abbasi, Baleeghur Rehman, Hafiz Abdul Kareem, Sikandar Bosan and others. Giving a blistering speech on…

Turkey probes US officials, analysts over ‘terror links’: report

ISTANBUL: Turkish prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into 17 US-based individuals, including New York Senator Chuck Schumer, ex-attorney Preet Bharara and leading Turkey scholar Henri Barkey on suspicions of aiding a "terror group," state-run media reported Saturday. The action by the Istanbul prosecutor's office came after a group of Turkish lawyers filed a complaint against the individual. The lawyers accuse them of links to US-based Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen who, according to Ankara,…

Former UK model arrested over terror links

LONDON: A former British glamour model has been arrested on charges of links with a terror outfit Islamic State. Kimberly Miners, 27, from Bradford, is a former model, but converted to Islam after the death of her father in 2010 and began wearing Muslim clothes, reported the Independent. On Friday, she was detained and questioned on suspicion of possessing material likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism, The Sunday Times reported. She was released the following day. A spokeswoman…