Anti-extremist activist killed in Pakistan

Pakistani human rights activist, Khurram Zaki was gunned down at a restaurant in Karachi on Saturday night, fellow activist and lawyer Jibran Nasir said. The Hakimullah faction of the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for Zaki’s death. “Our four friends in Karachi riding on two motorcycles targeted Khurram Zaki successfully,” faction spokesman Qari Saifullah said. Zaki,… Read More Anti-extremist activist killed in Pakistan

Two soldiers killed, one injured as armed men attack NATO training camp in Afghanistan

Two NATO soldiers were killed in the south of Afghanistan and another injured when two attackers wearing the uniform of Afghan security forces opened fire on them, NATO reported. Romanian defence ministry officials said those killed were members of the Romanian special forces. The troops were shot while training police in the city of Kandahar.… Read More Two soldiers killed, one injured as armed men attack NATO training camp in Afghanistan

Airstrikes kill Australian ISIS recruiter

An Australian ISIS recruiter who called on his countrymen to “start attacking before they attack you” has died in a U.S. airstrike. Neil Prakash was the country’s “most prominent” ISIS recruiter and its “highest value target,” according to Australian Attorney General George Brandis. “He was the individual more than any other who had been actively… Read More Airstrikes kill Australian ISIS recruiter

Honduran activist Berta Cáceres assassinated

Investigators found Cáceres shot dead inside the home where she lived in La Esperanza, Honduras, about 110 miles west of the country’s capital of Tegucigalpa. The high-profile killing of one of the country’s most well-known activists drew swift condemnation from government officials. “The state of Honduras has been directly attacked by the death of Berta… Read More Honduran activist Berta Cáceres assassinated

50-year-old Hindu priest slaughtered in Bangladesh

A Hindu priest was killed and a devotee injured in northern Bangladesh on Sunday in the latest attack on minority religious figures in the predominantly Muslim nation. Police suspect the outlawed Islamist organization Jamaatul Mujahedin Bangladesh carried out the attack, said Monirul Islam, joint commissioner of the Bangladesh Police. The 50-year-old Hindu priest was attacked… Read More 50-year-old Hindu priest slaughtered in Bangladesh