Policemen killed in Anantnag, Kashmir

#police #India #militants #terrorism #Kashmir #incident #victims

Six policemen travelling towards Anantnag town in a Tata Sumo vehicle were killed when militants ambushed them at Thajiwara Achabal. The victims were a Sub Inspector in Achabal and five constables.

The militants started firing and all the policemen were killed. The attack took place 17 km from the spot in Arwani where an encounter between militants and security forces was in progress. The militants are also accused of taking away the AK-47s that the policemen were carrying before running away. They also shot all the policemen at close range after killing them, thereby disfiguring the faces.

The Lashkar-e-Toiba acepted responsibility for the attack, and police mentioned that this was a ‘revenge’ attack since an encounter killed the militant’s local commander Junaid Mattoo.

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This is cowardly and sad. Is there really no way to get rid of all the militants/terrorists? People killing others, and afterwards shooting them at close range so as to disfigure them is complete maniacal, and proves that there isn’t any humanity left in them.

Shooting in GOP Baseball

#US #incident #GOP #Congress #Republicans #SteveScalise #victims

People haven’t shown there anger for President Trump…until now. James T. Hodgkinson (66), an unemployed home inspector angry with President Trump and his policies, attacked the Republican members of Congress as they held a baseball practice at a park in Alexandria, Virginia. The incident wounded Lawmaker Steve Scalise who got a bullet on his hip.

The gunman, Hodgkinson, had posted anti-Trump posts on his Facebook page, and had even written several letters to his hometown newspaper in which he blamed the Republicans for favoring the wealthy.

However, there were two heroic Police officers, who were wounded during the skirmish, took the gunman down preventing him from entering the field, thereby protecting the congressmen from getting killed. The gunman used a military-style rifle and a handgun to fire more than 50 rounds.

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Thanks to the police officers, the gunman was brought down. Such acts of violence shows the impatience and anger in the public, however such incidents aren’t the ways to benefit anyone. Look at it, the gunman was killed and police officers were injured, it didn’t go anywhere. Is it possible to have a solution for such conflicts without using violence?

Tower in fire – London

#London #fire #incident #victims #GrenfellTower

Early morning on Wednesday, a fire broke out in a 27-storey tower in the White City district, London. Most of the residents were trapped inside their homes in the Ltimer Road’s Grenfell Tower at the Lancaster West Estate tower block. The smoke could easily be seen from most spots in the city.

Around 40 fire engines with 200 firefighters were involved in putting off the fire. The fire, that started in the 2nd floor, eventually spread to the top floor. There were a few injured that were treated as needed. London Ambulance service sent a number of vehicles to the scene.

Residents on the higher floors were reportedly flashing torch-lights to be rescued. The cause of the fire has not been ascertained yet. There is also fear among the people in the area that considering the seriousness of the fire, the tower might collapse.

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Please pray for speedy recovery for the injured.

I don’t understand though. Weren’t there any sprinkler system/extinguishers in the building itself to help a little with the fire. The fire spread from 2nd floor to the top floor, that takes time.

Plane wreckage found by Myanmar Military

#Myanmar #Military #PlaneWreckage #accident #victims

Myanmar’s Military found a plane wreckage in the Andaman Sea off the coast of Launglon (Southern Myanmar). The plane was flying from the southern city of Myeik to Yangon, an important commercial city in Myanmar, when it disappeared.

The plane was carrying 122 people, and only a few bodies have been found as of yet. More than half the occupants were from military families, soldiers and their families. Nine navy ships and three air force planes had been dispatched when the plane went missing on Wednesday afternoon.

However, there haven’t been any reports of stormy weather in the area, so the plane crash is still under investigation. The pilot had more than 3,000 hours of flying experience and the plane was new, considering it was bought in March 2016 and had only flown 809 hours.

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Please pray for the deceased.

Surprisingly, the plane debris was found north of the last known location of Malaysian Airlines flight 370. This is strange.

Notre Dame attacker; No deaths

#NotreDame #Paris #terrorism #victims #incident #cathedral #Europe

An Algerian student, acting alone, hailed “This is for Syria”, and attacked a Police officer in the Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris. The man attacked the police officer with a hammer and was then wounded by the other Police officers who came to the rescue.

The cathedral was sealed off by the police after the incident.

France has been under a state of emergency after an increase in terrorism activities since early 2015, which has taken lives of more than 230 people in the country. Seeing military roaming in tourist places along with the police is a common sight now.

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Fortunately there were no deaths in this case and the attacker was injured & taken into custody. Jesus heard the prayers of people inside the Cathedral. 🙂

Robbery in Manila Casino, people suffocated to death

#ManilaCasino #Philippines #victims #smokeinhalation #TravelersInternationalHotel #gunman #casino #incident

A gunman burst into Manila Casino at a resort owned by Travelers International Hotel Group inc in Philippines. However, he didn’t fire any shots at the people, and went straight to the casino chips storage room. He shot down the large TV screens and set a table on fire by pouring gasoline.

The man was able to escape to a hotel room where he had burned himself by lying down on the bed, covering himself in thick blanket and dousing himself in gasoline. The $2.27 million worth of stolen casino chips were also recovered.

Most of the deaths were caused due to incompetence of the security guards and staff, who also seemed to have panicked in the scene, and had tried to escape along with the people without following emergency procedures. At least 54 people were hurt and 36 died due to the panic and smoke inhalation.

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Please pray for the deceased and for speedy recovery of the injured.

This is strange. None of the victims were wounded with gunshots, rather they had fractures or smoke inhalation injuries according to the San Juan de Dios hospital.

90 killed in Kabul bomb blast

#Kabul #Afghanistan #victims #bomb #terrorism #embassies #incidents

A massive bomb blast occurred in the Kabul’s diplomatic quarter during rush hour. A sewage tanker parked in the area apparently was filled with 1,500 kilograms of explosives that blew up bloodying the scene with corpses and filling the sky with huge clouds of smoke. The attack killed more than 90 people and at least 400 were wounded.

The attack happened just days after the start of the holy month of Ramadan, and most agencies are suspecting Taliban behind the attack, however the group has denied the allegations.

The explosion reverberated across the whole city, many residents thinking that it is an earthquake. Among the injured were people from German embassy, BBC crew, and others. The blast shattered the windows of several embassies and has charred off the outside walls to pitch black.

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Whichever group attacked, its shameful. You preach about Allah and say you follow Quran, and yet you kill in the holy month.

Please pray for the deceased ones, and wish speedy recovery for the injured.

But How? The attack happened in a diplomatic area, and no one checked a sewage tanker filled with ‘1500’ kilograms of explosives. How is that possible.

Explosion kills 10, injures 22 in Baghdad

#explosion #victims #IS #terrorism #Baghdad #Ramadan #incidents

A few members of IS remotely detonated bombs in a parked car in front of a popular ice cream shop in central Baghdad. The attack came just days into the holy month of Ramadan when Muslims fast during daylight hours.

The streets was chaotic after the blast, and a number of wounded lay on the ground. Others who could stand, lifted themselves to the colorful park benches outside the ice cream shop.

Very much the same, Baghdad was also hit by a huge truck bomb last year that killed more than a hundred people. The truck targeted a popular retail district in the city where people were shopping at the end of Ramadan.

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So IS (Illiterate Souls), continue their blasts without any care of the people of their own religion. And that too in the holy month of Ramadan. This is a shame.

91 killed in Sri Lanka due to landslides

#SriLanka #rains #floods #monsoon #victims #landslides #disasters

More than 91 people have been killed in Sri Lanka due to landslides and floods, while more than 100 have been reported rating. Soldiers fanned out in boats and in helicopters to help with rescue operations. INS Kirch operated by Indian Navy was diverted to Colombo for immediate assistance in flood relief operations.

Another Indian Navy ship, INS Shardul, departed Kerala’s Kochi port with medical relief kits and diving teams. INS Jalashwa will also sail out from Visakhapatnam with Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief (HADR) stores.

The Sri Lankan island has the wettest time of the year during the southern monsoon from May to September. The current rains are also considered being the worst since 2003, and yet more rain is to be expected.

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Please pray for those deceased, and speedy recovery for the injured. I also wish they are able to find the missing people soon, and alive.

Suicide bombers kill 3 policemen

#suicidebomber #terrorism #IS #Indonesia #Jakarta #victims #incident

Two blasts, just five minutes apart, rocked the Jakarta’s Kampung Melayu terminal, killing three Indonesian police officers and injuring at least 10 people. The two blasts were carried out by two male suicide bombers, as confirmed after examining the scene.

Indonesia has suffered a series of mostly low-level attacks by Islamic State sympathizers in the last 17 months.

The explosives had been packed in pressure cookers, similar to that used by the lone attacker in Bandung in February.

Authorities believe that more than 400 Indonesian people have joined the IS group, and might pose a more lethal threat to the country.

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Please pray for dead and speedy recovery for the injured.