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November 26, 2018

November 26, 2018: Terrorist attack on Indian Capital thwarted, 9 arrested

SITUATION The Indian capital’s police and the state police of Jammu and Kashmir have arrested 3 suspected terrorists who were planning to attack the country’s capital-New Delhi. In a joint operation on early Sunday morning, the three arrested were found in possession of grenades and weapons. They are reportedly associated with the Islamic State in Jammu and Kashmir (ISJK). Three hand grenades and two pistols were recovered when they were caught near a Tourist Reception Centre in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar City. The arrested men have been indentified as Tahir Ali Khan from Tral, Haris Mushtaq Khan from Budgam and...

 

November 24, 2018

November 23, 2018: South African boy stabbed to death in school toilet

SITUATION A young South African has been stabbed multiple times at a school in the North West allegedly by a 17-year-old teenager from another school. The police believe the alleged perpetrator has been in a relationship with the victim’s older sister. The local education authority said in a statement that the suspect apparently slept in the toilet overnight without anyone knowing he was there. The deceased was one of the first to use the restroom when he stabbed the victim who was taken to a local clinic, but medics could not save his life. It is rumored the couple may have...

 

November 23, 2018

November 23, 2018: Terror attack on Chinese consulate in Karachi foiled; 4 innocents and 3 terrorists killed

SITUATION Four people were killed when armed attackers attempted to storm the Chinese consulate in Karachi. This ghastly incident left four people dead on Friday morning. The three attackers were neutralised after a gunfight which lasted 30-40 minutes. The Baloch Liberation Army (B.L.A.), a separatist group, claimed responsibility for the intended suicide attack. The group is against Chinese military expansionist endeavours on Baloch soil. All consulates in Karachi are on high alert after this attack. No Chinese nationals were killed. Among the four dead, two were police officers and the other two were civilians. The Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) has...

 

November 23, 2018

November 23, 2018: Spain police bust ‘black magic’ prostitution ring in Murcia

SITUATION Spanish police have rescued 22 transgender persons. These victims, largely from Guinea-Bissau, Colombia, Honduras and Nigeria are victims who were forced into prostitution. They were subjected to regular beatings and kept locked up inside a flat. Moreover, they were forced to consume and peddle drugs. Strangely, they were often threatened with the use of Black Magic in case of noncompliance. The raided apartment was full of objects related to the Santería religion which abounds with rituals. Thirteen persons had been arrested in connection with running this prostitution ring. A Brazilian worked with others to recruit vulnerable young people in...

 

November 21, 2018

November 21, 2018: Italian aid-worker kidnapped and 5 injured by Gunmen in Kenya

SITUATION Gunmen kidnapped an Italian aid volunteer in the coastal region of Kilifi in Kenya. The Italian Foreign Ministry confirmed the identity as 23-year-old Silvia Costanza Romano from Milan. She had been working for an NGO, Africa Milele Onlus, operating in Kenya. Silvia was kidnapped in a part of Kenya where there are no shopping malls, at most a little shop where beans are sold.  A kidnapping like this is rare in Kilifi. According to the locals, 5 armed persons threw a firecracker, which lifted the sand. They then fired several times. Following this, they went to Silvia’s house. It...