Monday, February 28, 2005

South Asian Security Headlines [26-28 FEBRUARY 2005]

AFGHANISTAN:

US-led coalition continues to support Afghan warlords
Afghanistan gives major land to U.S.
Fraud discovery leads to suspension of disarmament in west Afghanistan
Sri Lanka to welcome Afghanistan, but not Iran, to SAARC
Dutch to send commandos to Afghanistan
US Fears Upsurge in Taleban Violence


BANGLADESH

Army seizes AK-22, SMC after gunfight with CHT gang
35 hurt as land grabbers evict 250 families in Satkhira
12 sued for sedition, their leaders spared
Kushtia madrasa closed after Shibir-JCD clash injures 20
30 AL men hurt as cops club procession
Crossfire kills 3 more in Kushtia
BDR, BSF agree to a cease-fire after daylong border clash

INDIA

SAM Test-fired
India ready for talks on Baglihar if Pak withdraws complaint
Maoist dalam chief killed in encounter
Hospital ransacked after college girl's death
India, France launch joint naval exercises
Man held with forged passport
Gang held on extortion charge; pipe bombs, knives seized
Two naxalites killed in encounter
Naxalites operating from Bangalore?
Legal hurdles cleared for Monica Bedi's extradition
Larsen and Toubro Limited told to quit Assam by ULFA
Joint operations against militants
ULFA activists killed in encounter

NEPAL

Maoist shoot dead DSP, his body guard in Butwal
Maoists torch vehicles, ambush security forces in Bara
10 security men killed, 10 injured in separate incidents
Seven Maoists killed in clashes
Maoists call off indefinite blockade, strike of educational institutions
10 security men killed, 10 injured in separate incidents
17 NC protestors detained across Nepal
Five political parties form alliance
Army says dozens of Maoists dead, rebels raid TV station in Nepal violence

PAKISTAN

Police arrests 20, seizes weapons in Quetta
Two blasts hit Quetta
4 robbers held
Balochis not terrorists, but fighting for rights: Bugti
40 Pakistanis deported from Libya
Indian fishermen arrested
Many SNP workers injured in police baton-charge
Four Nigerians arrested