Al-Qaeda linked Base Movement terrorists sentenced in Mysuru blast case

New Delhi, Oct 12: Three Base Movement operatives who were convicted by a special NIA court in connection with the Mysuru blasts case have been sentenced

Nainar Abbas was sentenced to 7 years rigorous imprisonment and 3 years simple imprisonment.

Samsun Karim Raja was given jail time of 5 years. Sulaiman was ordered to undergo 7 years rigorous imprisonment and 3 years simple imprisonment.

A special court of the National Investigation Agency had convicted accused Nainar Abbas Ali alias Library Abbas in connection with the Mysuru blast case. It may be recalled that a blast had taken place in a public toilet in the court premises of Chamarajapuram, Mysuru in 2016. The court also convicted Karim Raja and Dawood Suleiman, both residents of Tamil Nadu.

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Al-Qaeda linked Base Movement wanted to systematically take down Indian legal system

New Delhi, Oct 09: A special court of the National Investigation Agency has convicted accused Nainar Abbas Ali alias Library Abbas in connection with the Mysuru blast case. It may be recalled that a blast had taken place in a public toilet in the court premises of Chamarajapuram, Mysuru in 2016. The court also convicted Karim Raja and Dawood Suleiman, both residents of Tamil Nadu.

Investigation had revealed that the bomb blast in Mysore Court was one among the five series of bomb blasts committed by the members of Base Movement, an organisation, owing allegiance to Al-Qaeda, a proscribed Terrorist Organization. They had also executed the bomb Blast at Chittor Court, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, Kollam Court, Kerala and at Mallapuram Court, Kerala on.

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Ties of blood: Why there is no separating the Taliban, Al-Qaeda and Haqqani Network

New Delhi, Sep 08: A little known head of the Taliban, Mullah Mohammad Hassan will head the Taliban’s leadership council, while the co-founder of the outfit, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar who was the main face of the group which signed a peace deal with the United States will be his deputy.

Despite US President, Joe Biden urging the Taliban to cut all ties with terrorist groups, Sirajuddin Haqqani, the leader of the Haqqani Network, who is on the FBI’s most wanted list for terrorism will serve as an interior minister.

The relations between the Taliban and Haqqani Network have been very strong. The HQN is even closely linked to the Al-Qaeda and these aspects are likely to complicate any move by the US to cooperate with the Taliban.

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Can India trust Taliban on its no interference in Kashmir assurance

New Delhi, Sep 02: India would assess the statement made by the Al-Qaeda on Kashmir especially in the wake of the Taliban taking over Afghanistan. The statement by the Al-Qaeda does not restrict itself to Kashmir alone, but also makes a mention of liberating Somalia, Yemen, Palestine, Levant and Maghreb.

While the relationship between the Taliban and Al-Qaeda dates back to the 1980s, the world would keep a close watch on whether the former would keep up its commitment not to let Afghan soil be used for any terrorist activity.

The Taliban has been critical of the Islamic State, when it began operating on Afghan soil. However it has remained mum on the Al-Qaeda and this security watchers say is due to the strong bond that Mullah Omar shared with Osama bin Laden.

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Is the US ‘right’ when it says Taliban and Haqqani Network are separate

New Delhi, Aug 28: The US State Department said that the Haqqani Network and the Taliban are separate entities. During a press briefing, US State Department Spokesperson, Ned Price when asked about the security at the Kabul Airport said that both are separate networks.

The statements by Price are surprising considering the long term relationship shared by both the entities.

According to the National Counter-Terrorism Centre, the Haqqani are considered to be most lethal and target the US coalition and Afghan Forces. The Haqqani Network is also involved in the multiple strikes on the US coalition and also has close ties with the Al-Qaeda. Moreover Khalil Haqqani who has a reward of USD 5 million is a regular visitor to the Pakistan’s military headquarters in Rawalpindi, according to a reporting The New York Times.

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Kabul bombings: Taliban will eventually provide safe haven for Islamic State and terror in general

New Delhi, Aug 27: The Islamic State Khorasan Province claimed responsibility for the suicide attacks at the Kabul Airport in which several persons including Afghans were killed. While the ISKP has carried out several attacks and has been at war with the Taliban, the most recent one at the airport is probably one of the most blatant.

The ISKP was established in the Nangarhar province of eastern Afghanistan in January 2015. While it has not managed to beat down the Taliban, the outfit has always been an irritant in Afghanistan.

When the ISKP was formed, Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour had written to the ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to stop the recruitment drive. The ISIS had started recruiting disgruntled Taliban fighters. Mansour had said in the letter that any activity by the ISIS in Afghanistan should be carried out under the leadership of the Taliban.

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Why a Taliban victory would inspire many radicals in Kerala, Tamil Nadu

New Delhi, Aug 26: The security planners in India are closely watching the developments in Afghanistan as the Taliban continues to create havoc. While opening up diplomatic channels will take several more months, the worry for India at the moment is within.

The Intelligence Bureau has flagged concerns about several terror groups and sympathisers using the Taliban victory as a morale booster. This could very well lead to many more radicalisation camps coming up in the country, an IB official tells OneIndia.

Radical elements in Kerala and Tamil Nadu have shown signs for long of being sympathetic towards foreign terror groups. In Kerala certain elements had mourned the death of Osama Bin Laden. Groups such as the Base Movement are derive their ideology from the Al-Qaeda.

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Ghazwa-e-Hind: Al-Qaeda operatives were readying human bombs to strike Uttar Pradesh

New Delhi, July 12: The arrest and interrogation of two operatives of the Al-Qaeda linked Ansar Ghazwatul Hind revealed that the module was planning on carrying out a series of explosions in Uttar Pradesh using human bombs.

The ATS arrested two persons identified as Minhaz Ahmed and Maseeruddin. The ATS also revered a huge cache of arms and ammunition. Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Prashant Kumar said that the accused were planning on unleashing terror activities ahead of August 15 in various parts of the state including Lucknow. They were working on the instructions of Umar Halmandi, who is the chief o the Al-Qaeda module in UP. The ATS also learnt that the accused had their handlers based in Peshawar and Quetta in Pakistan.

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NIA charges 9 Al-Qaeda operatives from Bengal, Kerala who were planning attacks on ‘kafirs’

New Delhi, Feb 26: The National Investigation Agency has filed a chargesheet against 11 members of the Al-Qaeda module from West Bengal and Kerala.

The case was registered by the NIA based on information about an Al Qaeda inspired module operating in the states of West Bengal and Kerala under the leadership of Murshid Hasan.

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