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28 March 2016 Military News

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  • Pakistani forces launch anti-terror drive after bomber killed 72 People's Daily 28 Mar 2016 -- Pakistani security forces have launched operations in parts of eastern Punjab province where a suicide bomber killed at least 72 people and injured 315 others at a crowded park, the army said Monday.
  • Pakistan Vows To Hunt Down Perpetrators Behind Lahore Attack RFE/RL 28 Mar 2016 -- Pakistani authorities have to hunt down perpetrators behind an Easter Sunday bombing in the city of Lahore that killed more than 70 people and injured some 300 others.
  • Pakistan's PM Vows to Boost Counterterror Efforts After Lahore Blast VOA 28 Mar 2016 -- Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has vowed to intensify counter-terrorism operations in the wake of Sunday's deadly suicide bombing in the eastern city of Lahore targeting Christians. At least 72 people, including about 30 children, were killed and 300 others were wounded in the blast at a crowded park.
  • Pakistan to intensify crackdown on militants after Lahore bombing Press TV 28 Mar 2016 -- A bomb explosion outside a park in the city of Lahore, killed at least 70 people, mostly women and children on Sunday. The area was crowded with Christians celebrating the Easter holidays, and many families were leaving the park when the blast occurred.
  • 69 killed, 300 injured as suicide blast hits public park in Pakistan's Lahore People's Daily 28 Mar 2016 -- At least 69 people including a large number of women and kids were killed and over 300 others injured when a suicide bomber hit a public park in Pakistan's east Lahore city on Sunday evening, officials said.
  • Brussels Terror Suspect Freed for Lack of Evidence VOA 28 Mar 2016 -- A man widely reported to be a main suspect in last week's deadly Brussels terrorist attacks has been released because of a lack of evidence.
  • Belgium charges 3 more over terror attacks Press TV 28 Mar 2016 -- Belgian authorities have charged three more people in relation to the bomb attacks that rocked the capital Brussels last week.
  • FBI Unlocks Shooter's iPhone, Drops Demands on Apple VOA 28 Mar 2016 -- The U.S. Justice Department said Monday it has accessed data on the iPhone used by a shooter in last year's San Bernardino, California attacks, and that it no longer needs Apple's help in cracking the device.
  • Taiwan to set up law banning people from joining ISIS CNA 28 Mar 2016 -- The National Security Bureau (NSB) said Monday that it will deliver to the Legislature during its current session a bill that bans Taiwan nationals from joining ISIS, which has claimed responsibility for several terrorist attacks around the world, including the one in Brussels last week that killed at least 30 people and wounded 230 others.
  • 8 people in Taiwan have shown interest in joining ISIS: NSB CNA 28 Mar 2016 -- The National Security Bureau (NSB) is monitoring eight people in Taiwan who have shown an interest in joining the Islamic State (ISIS), NSB Director-General Yang Kuo-chiang (楊國強) said Monday.
  • Diplomatic Row Deepens Over Turkey Press Freedom Trial VOA 28 Mar 2016 -- A diplomatic dispute between Ankara and its Western allies continues to grow over the presence of senior foreign diplomats at the trial of two Turkish journalists. Turkey's Justice and Foreign ministries are accusing the diplomats of interference in Turkey's judiciary.
  • New KMT chief 'to remain on peaceful path' People's Daily 28 Mar 2016 -- Hung Hsiu-chu, the newly elected chairwoman of the Kuomintang in Taiwan, is expected to remain on a track of peaceful development laid down by current Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou, mainland analysts said on Sunday.
  • Russia Develops New Heavy-Class Communications Satellite Sputnik 28 Mar 2016 -- A new Blagovest heavy-class communications satellite is being developed by Russia's Information Satellite Systems - Reshetnev Company, the enterprise's corporate newspaper reported Monday.
  • Islam to Remain Official State Religion of Bangladesh VOA 28 Mar 2016 -- The top court in Bangladesh rejected a 28-year-old petition to remove Islam as the country's state religion Monday after just a few brief moments of consideration.
  • Keeping Islam As State Religion in Bangladesh Triggers Mixed Reactions VOA 28 Mar 2016 -- The rejection Monday by Bangladesh's High Court of a 28-year-old petition in which some secular activists sought to scrap Islam as the state religion of the country has sparked mixed reactions in the Muslim-majority South Asian nation.



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