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US Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Facility Goes Online In Romania Tomorrow

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that the U.S. installation of a European missile defence shield in Romania, due to go live on Thursday, was a violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, Interfax reported.

The shield is on the verge of being activated almost a decade after Washington proposed protecting NATO from Iranian rockets and despite Russian warnings that the West is threatening the peace in central Europe.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said the decision to install the shield in Romania was a mistake and directly affected Russia’s national security.

(Reporting by Alexander Winning; Editing by Andrew Osborn)

Details of Taliban Terrorists Executed In Kabul

Details of terrorists executed in Kabul revealed

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6 afghan terrorists hanged


The details of six terrorists executed by the Afghan government have emerged which include a member of the Haqqani terrorist network as well as an al-Qaeda terrorist network affiliate.The remaining four terrorists belonged to the Taliban militants group who were hanged to death earlier today.One of the suspect has been identified as Khan Agha who was also well known as Abdul Rahman, according to a latest of the executed terrorists.Rahman was an al-Qaeda affiliated and was involved in attack on deputy intelligence chief Abdullah Laghmani and another senior intelligence chief official who were assassinated in Laghman province.The second terrorist appearing on the list has been identified as Hamidullah who was a Taliban group member and was involved in plotting an attack on former president and high peace council chief Burhanuddin Rabbani.The third terrorist has been identified as Mohammad Ismail who was a member of the Haqqani terrorist network and was involved in an attack on Finest Super Market that led to the killing of a human rights commission along with several other civilians.Hujatullah is the fourth terrorist appearing on the list who was a Taliban group member and was involved in an attack on a bus in Paghman district of Kabul which left at least 9 civilians dead.The fifth terrorist appearing on the list is identified as Mohammad Osman who was a Taliban group member and was involved in an explosion that left 7 policemen dead.Ikmal is the sixth terrorist who was a Taliban group member and was involved in an attack on Sardar Mohammad Daoud Khan hospital in Kabul which left 4 security personnel dead and 22 others wounded.

Taliban Official Captured w/Two Payroll Checks From Unnamed Paymasters

[Who issued the checks?  Has the United Nations moved against the banks handling Taliban finances yet?]

Taliban finance official arrested with 2 cheques of 40m Pakistani rupees


The Afghan National Police (ANP) forces have arrested a finance official of the Taliban militants group during an operation in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said Mir Azam was arrested during an operation in Pichegeram district of Nangarhar.

A statement by MoI said Mir Azam is originally a resident of eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan and was arrested as he was apparently arranging funds for the group by carrying two cheques of 10 million and 30 million Pakistani rupees.

The statement further added tha the ANP forces have also confiscated a Pakistani ID card, some propaganda material, 2 Pakistani sim cards, and a Islamic Emirate ID.

The Taliban militants group has not commented regarding the report so far which comes as the group is busy in attempting to coordinate its spring offensive.

However, the Afghan officials have said the group’s spring offensive launched under the name of Omari Operations last month has been successfully repulsed as the militants of the group have suffered heavy casualties in the battle ground.

The group announced its spring offensive despite efforts by the Afghan government to end the violence in the country through reconciliation efforts.

Agency-Affiliated Mehsud Terrorists Murder Khurram Zaki, Just As They Killed Col. Imam and Khalid Khawaja Khurram Zaki

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Pakistani Taliban Killing “Col. Imam”

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“A faction of the Pakistani Taliban, the Hakeemullah group, claimed responsibility for the attack in a phone call to Reuters, saying Zaki had been targeted for his stance against radical cleric Abdul Aziz.”

Prominent Pakistani anti-militant activist shot dead in Karachi


Relatives mourn the death of Khurram Zaki, who was shot by gunmen, during his funeral in Karachi, Pakistan, May 8, 2016.  Reuters/Akhtar Soomro

Gunmen shot dead a prominent Pakistani rights activist, known for his outspoken stance against the Taliban and other radical Islamist groups, in the southern port city of Karachi late on Saturday night, police said.

The police said Khurram Zaki was killed at an outdoor cafe in central Karachi, while a companion was wounded.

A faction of the Pakistani Taliban, the Hakeemullah group, claimed responsibility for the attack in a phone call to Reuters, saying Zaki had been targeted for his stance against radical cleric Abdul Aziz.

The police could not verify the Hakeemullah faction’s claim, and said the group has previously taken responsibility for attacks it did not carry out in Karachi, a teeming metropolis of 20 million people that is known for its complex mix of ethnic, sectarian and political violence.

“Zaki was sitting at a cafe where he was targeted by four armed men arriving on two motorcycles,” Muqadas Haider, a senior police official said on Sunday.

Zaki was known for his outspoken stance against the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a Sunni Muslim sectarian militant group, the Pakistani Taliban, and radical cleric Abdul Aziz.

In December 2015, Zaki lead street protests against Aziz, demanding the cleric be arrested and charged with hate speech for allegedly justifying attacks, such as the Peshawar school massacre where 134 schoolchildren were killed in 2014.

In 2007, Aziz and his followers were engaged in an armed standoff with government forces at his mosque in the capital Islamabad, culminating in a eight-day military operation that saw Pakistani commandoes raid the mosque.

Aziz has since been exonerated of all criminal charges by Pakistani courts, but still calls for the overthrow of the government and for a strict version of Islamic sharia law to be imposed.

Zaki had confided to friends that he was on several militant “hitlists”, Jibran Nasir, a fellow activist who was also involved in protests against Aziz, told Reuters on Sunday.

Nasir said that Zaki did not specify which groups specifically had threatened him.

According to a statement released after Zaki’s death by a website he helped run, the activist had been “a target of a systematic hate campaign” by an Islamist political leader and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.

Targeted killings are common in Karachi, although violence has declined significantly since the launch of a paramilitary operation in the city almost three years ago.

Rights activists are increasingly among those targeted in Karachi. In April last year, prominent activist Sabeen Mahmud was shot and killed while traveling in her car.

(Writing by Asad Hashim. Additional reporting by Saud Mehsud in DERA ISMAIL KHAN and Asad Hashim in ISLAMABAD; Editing by Drazen Jorgic and Christian Schmollinger)