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ISIS leader, 45 militants killed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula

Updated: Aug 05, 2016 11:18 IST

London, Aug. 5 (ANI): The Egyptian army has announced that it has killed a key ISIS-allied leader along with 45 other militants in a military operation in the country's Sinai Peninsula.

The army in a statement said that head of the Ansar Bait al-Maqdis movement, identified as Abu Duaa al-Ansari, and a number of his aides were killed in airstrikes targeting the ISIS affiliate's strongholds.

"They managed to destroy a number of weapon and ammunition stores, and their explosives.. In addition they killed more than 45 terrorist insurgents and injured dozens of members," CNN quoted the statement as saying.

However, the army did not explain how it confirmed the death or provide any more details about Ansari.

Ansari's name has not been reported elsewhere in relation to Ansar Bait al-Maqdis.

Reports suggest that the group has adopted a different title after its alliance with ISIS in 2014.

It is still unclear whether the Egyptian army has characterised the jihadist group under its original name.

Ansar Beit el-Maqdes had pledged allegiance to IS in 2014.

The group claimed responsibility for downing the Russian airliner carrying people from an Egyptian resort last year that killed all 224 people on board.(ANI)

World leaders condemn U.K. Parliament attack

Updated: Mar 23, 2017 07:19 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 23 (ANI): In the wake of the unfortunate terror attack outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Wednesday, political leaders across the world have come forward and condemned the incident in strong words.

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New York [U.S.A.], Mar. 23 (ANI): The FBI has information that indicates associates of U.S. President Donald Trump might have communicated with suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging Hillary Clinton's campaign in the elections.

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London [U.K.], Mar. 23 (ANI): Akin to other terror attacks in the recent years, countries like France and Israel showed solidarity with London post the major terror attack outside the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday here.

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 23 (ANI): There will be no major escalation in security measures in the metropolitan cities of India - Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai - following the major terror attack outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Wednesday.

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London [U.K.], Mar. 23 (ANI): The Met Police have confirmed that five people, including the attacker, died and at least 40 were injured in the major terror attack outside the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday here.

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New York [U.S.A.], Mar. 23 (ANI): Donald Trump Jr is facing criticism for posting a distasteful tweet featuring London Mayor Sadiq Khan hours after a major terror attack on the Houses of Parliament in London, which left four, including a police officer, dead.

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New York [U.S.A.], Mar. 23 (ANI): Following a major terror attack on the U.K. Parliament in London, the New York Police Department (NYPD) has stepped up security measures in the United States.

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London [U.K.], Mar. 23 (ANI): U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has described the major terror attack on the Parliament, which shook the nation on Wednesday, as "sick and depraved."

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 23 (ANI): In the wake of the attack on the U.K. Parliament on Wednesday, Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj has shown solidarity with London and has assured that there was no Indian casualty reported.

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London [UK], Mar. 23 (ANI): The lockdown of Westminster following the attack on the U.K. Parliament seems to be over, after several hours.

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London [UK], Mar. 23 (ANI): The U.K. Parliament has confirmed it would be open as usual on Thursday despite the attack on it and the lockdown of Westminster.

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 23 (ANI): Following the attack on the U.K. Parliament on Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has expressed condolence to the victims and their families.

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London [U.K.], Mar. 23 (ANI): Four people have died, including a police officer, and at least 20 people injured in a major

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London [UK], Mar. 22 (ANI): A woman has been killed in a terror attack outside the Houses of Parliament here and several have been severely injured, while the assailant who stabbed a police officer has been shot by security forces.

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London [U.K.], Mar. 22 (ANI): In an attack at the Houses of Parliament here, which is being presently treated as an act of terrorism, a policeman was stabbed and the apparent attacker was shot by officers.

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New York [U.S.], Mar. 22 (ANI): With the U.S. banning passengers from bringing laptops and other large electronic devices on some flights from the Middle East and Africa, Emirates Airlines has expressed dismay at the development and asserted that the airline's home airport in Dubai was as safe as any other in Asia, Europe or the Americas.

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New York [U.S.], Mar. 22 (ANI): Belgium marked one year since the ISIS terror attacks with a memorial service at Zaventem airport on Wednesday morning, and a emotional figure could be seen among the crowd trying to hold back tears as she was lauded for her bravery- Nidhi Chaphekar, the Jet Airways flight attendant, whose image of sitting shell-shocked with her clothes ripped was burned into the world's memory.

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Karachi [Pakistan], Mar. 22 (ANI): A grenade was hurled at a government girls' high school in Balochistan's Killa Abdullah district near Pak-Afghan border today, however, no loss of life was reported from the attack.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], Mar. 22 (ANI): Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui on Wednesday said the court would during the next hearing on March 27 take a decision about whether social media websites in Pakistan, providing a platform to blasphemous content, should be banned or not.

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Colombo [Sri Lanka], Mar. 22 (ANI): Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena left on a three-day official visit to Russia beginning today on the invitation extended by his counterpart Vladimir Putin.

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