Police stormed a bank and killed three armed robbers Wednesday in Afghanistan’s capital after their robbery attempt had escalated into a gun battle with security officers.
Indonesian security forces hunting for a suspected al Qaeda-linked militant bomb-maker accused of masterminding last month’s suicide attacks against two luxury hotels in Jakarta were locked in a gun battle Friday, according to police. A police spokesman confirmed to CNN that members of Indonesia’s elite Detachment 88 anti-terror unit were engaged in a firefight following a raid on a house in Temanggung, central Java, 500 kilometers southeast of Jakarta. But the spokesman would not confirm local media reports suggesting that Noordin Top — the suspected leader of a splinter faction of the al Qaeda-linked militant group Jemaah Islamiyah — or any of his associates had been arrested
Six people were killed Sunday when Fatah security forces got into a gun battle with Hamas militants whom they were trying to arrest, an official said.
The rebellion by paramilitary Bangladesh Rifles troops apparently ended Thursday after they handed over their weapons inside their headquarters in the capital city’s Pilkhana district, the national press agency quoted Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as saying in a nationwide televised address. Earlier Thursday, the country’s home minister, Sahara Khatun, said mutinous paramilitary troops were close to laying down their arms and many had returned to their barracks. “They have raised white flags and the situation is in its last stages,” added a government official who did not want to be identified because he is not authorized to speak to the media
Taliban militants carried out attacks on two government buildings in Afghanistan Wednesday, killing 10 civilians and three officials. The militants targeted the justice ministry in Kabul and a prison near the Khair Khana district, north of the capital. The Taliban claimed they were retaliating against poor treatment of prisoners in Afghan jails, the interior ministry said