After the serial bomb blasts in Sri Lanka, Kerala was put on alert, especially after NIA investigations revealed that IS operatives had planned attacks in the state.
The Kashmir police has rightly characterised the ISIS announcement of Wilaya-e-Hind as propaganda, since there are no ISIS remnants in Kashmir. The claim is a clear bid to break out of its current status as a virtual threat confined to cyber space.
IS has stepped up hit-and-run raids and suicide attacks, including taking responsibility for the Easter Sunday bombing in Sri Lanka that killed at least 253 people.
Saturday's announcement will go down as a symbolic date in a war that changed the face of the region and spurred a spate of global terror attacks.
The source said the missiles had been fired at 8 p.m. (1800 GMT) and caused only material damage.
Intelligence agencies have grown better at using phones to identify suspects, spy on them -- and, in case of capture, lift data for use as evidence in court.
The mass graves may "contain critical forensic material" that could help uncover the details of these violations, as well as identify the victims, the UN said.
The fighting comes as Russia failed in its negotiations to free some 30 civilian hostages of the Druze religious minority taken by IS last month.
Islamic State militants view Shia Muslims as heretics.
Talmiz Ahmad, the former Indian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Oman and the UAE, said New Delhi was also expected to express its concerns relating to Pakistan during the visit.
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The United States has led an international coalition conducting air strikes against Islamic State since 2014 when the group swept across a third of Iraq.
A bomb attack on a packed London Underground train on Friday had left at least 29 people injured.
In a statement, the Islamic State claimed responsibility saying that it had carried out the attack as the Egyptian army was preparing an assault on IS positions in Sinai.
"At least 92 Daesh (IS) fighters were killed in the bombing," Achin district governor Esmail Shinwari told AFP on Saturday. Nangarhar provincial spokesman Attaullah Khogyani gave a toll of 90.
Pictures taken at the scene showed a large blue truck with a mangled undercarriage smashed into the Ahlens department store.
A total of 66,000 people have been displaced by fighting along two fronts in Syria's fractured north, the United Nation's humanitarian coordination agency (OCHA) said today.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his new US counterpart Donald Trump have agreed to develop relations "as equals" and to establish "real coordination" against the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria, the Kremlin said.
Turkey has arrested two Chinese nationals of Uighur origin in connection with a mass shooting in a nightclub in Istanbul on New Year's Eve claimed by the Islamic State group, media reports said.
Thirty-nine people, including many foreigners, were killed when a gunman reportedly dressed as Santa Claus stormed an Istanbul nightclub as revellers were celebrating the New Year, the latest carnage to rock Turkey after a bloody 2016.
German police today stepped up their hunt for the driver of a truck that rampaged through a Berlin Christmas market, in a deadly assault claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group.
Iranian officials celebrated the impending defeat of rebels in the Syrian city of Aleppo today, saying it showed that Tehran had become the leading power in the region.
In Washington, the Pentagon said US-led coalition forces had targeted Adnani in an air strike in Syria's Aleppo province yesterday but did not immediately confirm his death.
The Pentagon said yesterday that it had targeted the prominent ISIS leader in a precision strike near the town of Al Bab and was still assessing the results.