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Head of pro-IS Philippine militant group slain: police
Global   Thursday, January 05, 2017 IST
 
Head of pro-IS Philippine militant group slain: police

Head of pro-IS Philippine militant group slain: police

Manila: Philippine security strengths killed Thursday the  leader of a Muslim militant group that has completed destructive assaults on regular people to win bolster from Islamic State warriors in Iraq and Syria, powers said.

Mohammad Jaafar Maguid, founder and leader of Ansarul Khilafa Philippines, was found and shot at a shoreline resort on the southern island of Mindanao soon after 12 pm, while three "cohorts" were captured, a police report said.

Ansarul Khilafa is one of a few vicious Islamic aggressor bunches on Mindanao, country of an expansive Filipino Muslim minority where a decades-old separatist resistance has guaranteed more than 120,000 lives.

"He`s needed for bombarding episodes. They utilize ad libbed unstable gadgets, murdering individuals at town celebrations," Chief Superintendent Cedric Train, the provincial police boss, told AFP.

"They fly the ISIS signal in their camps. They need to be perceived by the ISIS," Train included, alluding to the Islamic State bunch by one of its acronyms.

The military executed eight Ansarul Khilafa individuals in a conflict in November 2015 at Maguid`s Mindanao main residence of Palimbang, 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) south of Manila.

Inside Secretary Ismael Sueno cautioned of potential rough repercussions from the demise of Maguid, all the more broadly known by his moniker of Commander Tokboy.

"They may strike back so we need to twofold our arrangements," Sueno said, refering to extensive Catholic religious celebrations in the Philippines this month.

Ansarul Khilafa was behind an assault that left two regular folks dead on Mindanao in 2008 and in addition a progression of thefts and different wrongdoings, as per Sidney Jones, executive of the Indonesia-based Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict.

Maguid was captured in 2009 yet gotten away eight months after the fact, Jones said in an examination paper distributed in October a year ago.

Prepare said the powers had additionally been investigating Ansarul Khilafa`s part in a besieging in Davao, Mindanao`s biggest city in September a year ago that slaughtered 15 individuals and harmed many others.

Maguid, who Train said was matured 32, showed up in a video coursed via web-based networking media arranges a year ago with the pioneers of other nearby aggressor bunches promising dependability to IS.



 
 
India files appeal with Pakistan seeking release of Kulbhushan Yadav
Global   Thursday, January 05, 2017 IST
 
India files appeal with Pakistan seeking release of Kulbhushan Yadav

India files appeal with Pakistan seeking release of Kulbhushan Yadav


Islamabad: insideIndian High Commissioner in Islamabad Gautam Bambawale, WednesdayWednesday, met Pakistan Foreign Secretary  Tehmina Janjua to formally file associate degree charm against the death sentence given to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav for alleged spying.

“We have filed associate degree charm and that we wish that Kulbhushan Jadhav is discharged at the earliest,” Bambawale told reporters once the meeting.

As per Pakistani law, associate degree charm had to be within forty days of the sentencing. Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Pakistani court for alleged spying on Apr ten. The charm has been filed under the Pak Army Act Section 133(B) - Court of Appeals.

During his meeting the Pakistan Foreign Secretary, Bambawale also demanded consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav.

Pakistan has denied Indias request for consular access to 46-year-old Jadhav over a dozen times in the last one year.

Pakistan Army has already rejected any chance of granting consular access to Jadhav who was sentenced to death for espionage and subversive activities.

During his previous meeting with Januja - on April 14 – Bambawale had asked for the list of charges and authentic copy of verdict of military tribunal against Jadhav to launch an appeal against his conviction.

He also said that India was seeking consular access on the basis on international law humanitarian grounds.

Pakistan Foreign Office has said that during the period of the trial of Jadhav, the due judicial process was followed and he was provided with a lawyer in accordance with relevant laws and the Constitution of Pakistan.

Jadhav was awarded death sentence by the Field General Court Martial earlier this month, evoking a sharp reaction in India which warned Pakistan of consequences and damage to bilateral ties if the "pre-meditated murder" was carried out.

Pakistan claims its security forces had arrested Jadhav from the restive Balochistan province on March 3 last year after he reportedly entered from Iran. It also claimed that he was "a serving officer in the Indian Navy."

The Pakistan Army had also released a "confessional video" of Jadhav after his arrest.

However, India denied Pakistans contention and maintained that Jadhav was kidnapped by the Pakistan authorities.

India had acknowledged that Jadhav had served with the navy but denied that he has any connection with the government. 



 
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