International Yoga Day 2017: Suspected Hizbul Mujahideen operative Naseer Ahmad does yoga in jail (By Financial Express)

1. Suspected Hizbul Mujahideen operative Naseer Ahmad, who was arrested by the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) while trying to cross into India from Nepal, performed yoga asanas along with other inmates of the district jail here on the International Yoga Day.

2. He said that Naseer along with other inmates began yoga with anulom-vilom (breathe-in, breathe-out exercise) and also performed various other asanas.

3. Naseer alias Sadiq, hailing from Banihal in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir, was held by the SSB, which guards the 1,751-km-long open border, on May 13 from Sonauli border post here.

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Lashkar-e-Taiba suffers major setback in Kashmir’s Pulwama district as police gun down three militants (By Firstpost)

1. According to police officials, the killing of three LeT militants on Thursday is likely to come as a severe blow to LeT which recently lost its Kulgam commander Junaid Mattoo during an encounter at Arwin village of Anantnag district on 17 June.

2. The Pakistan-based militant outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) has suffered a major setback in Kashmir with one of its top commander and nearly half dozen militants associated with the group killed in different encounters with security forces in June alone.

3. The security forces killed another three militants from the outfit on Thursday in an encounter that lasted over six hours (five in the last 24 hours) in the densely populated Kakapora area of Pulwama district.

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[WATCH] Indian naval ship docks in Cape Town Harbour (By Eyewitness News)

1. [WATCH] Indian naval ship docks in Cape Town Harbour.

2. Bertram Malgas | INS Tarkash an Indian Navy frigate docked at the Cape Town harbour on Wednesday as part of a goodwill visit.

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Indian Navy Visits Capetown (By Second Line of Defense)

1. In the final stages of a three-and-a-half month, two ocean goodwill and naval exercise mission, Indian Naval Ship (INS) Tarkash arrived in Table Bay Harbour, Cape Town, on Wednesday morning.

2. The relationship between India and South Africa dates back two centuries, with three Indian Navy ships visiting Cape Town and Durban in 1994 to welcome the inauguration of President Nelson Mandela.

3. During her deployment, Tarkash has already made port calls at Souda Bay (Greece), Plymouth and London (UK), Lisbon (Portugal), Casablanca (Morocco), Lagos (Nigeria), Luanda (Angola) and Walvis Bay (Namibia).

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Indian army kills 3 rebels, protester in disputed Kashmir (By Stars and Stripes)

1. SRINAGAR, India — Government forces killed three suspected Kashmiri rebels in fighting in the disputed region Thursday and fatally shot a rock-throwing protester during an ensuing rally demanding an end to Indian rule, officials said.

2. A Kashmiri villager inspects a house damaged during a gun battle between Indian soldiers and suspected militants in Kakpora village about 18 miles south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, on Thursday, June 22, 2017. .

3. In recent years, Kashmiris, mainly youths, have displayed open solidarity with anti-India rebels and sought to protect them by engaging troops in street clashes during military operations against the militants.

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Poonch: Two army jawans killed in attack on patrolling party by Pakistan’s border action team (By Hindustan Times)

1. The Pakistani army’s Border Action Team (BAT) ambushed an Indian patrol and killed two soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Thursday amid heavy artillery and machine gun fire on the frontier.

2. The border attack came on a day a 31-member team of Pakistan Rangers offered a chaddar, or ceremonial cloth, at the shrine of Baba Chamliyal at Dugh village in Ramgarh sector, 45 km from Jammu.

3. The Indian army shot dead two BAT gunmen in retaliatory action in the Chakan-da-Bagh area of KG sector along the Line of Control, the de facto border between the two nations.

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U.S. military says kills al Qaeda leader in key Yemen province (By Reuters)

1. WASHINGTON The U. S. military said on Thursday it carried out an air strike in Yemen that killed Abu Khattab al Awlaqi, the emir for al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s Shabwa province, along with two other militants.

2. “Al Awlaqi was a senior leader responsible for planning and conducting terrorist attacks against civilians,” the U. S. military’s Central Command said in a statement.

3. “He had significant influence throughout AQAP’s terrorist stronghold, had ties and access to the group’s other senior leaders, and was implicated in planning and leading efforts to exacerbate instability in southern Yemen.

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Al Qaeda Remains No. 1 Terrorism Concern to U.S. (By Washington Free Beacon)

1. “The fact that you see ISIS on the headlines every day and you read about ISIS being at the forefront of this global terrorism problem, it shouldn’t detract from the idea that the government, we as an intelligence community, is still focused—I would argue as a matter of first priority—on al Qaeda as a threat to the U.

2. Al Qaeda remains a number one terrorism concern to the U. S. intelligence community despite overwhelming media attention focused on the Islamic State, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center said Thursday.

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