reported on the 15 Sep 13. The Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) is a terrorist group whose
aim is to set up a Sikh homeland called Khalistan through armed struggle. There have been
numerous reports of the group carrying out terrorist acts since the 31 Dec 1987 when it killed
nine police in the Punjab to 2008 when it the organisation launched an attack on the head of
Dera Sacha Sauda; although there are several reports of assassinations in 2009. This latest
round of arrest shows that the terrorist group is still active. Although the group appears to
have been dormant over the years since 2009 this was a blatant attempt to ignite communal
passion in the Punjab.
From Terrorism Watch 20 Sep 13:
"Jharkhand Police worry about Maoists' chemical bomb "
"Jharkhand Police said Friday it is concerned that Maoists are acquiring the capability to use
"An alert has been sounded in all districts. The police officer leading the operation against
the Maoists has been directed to take precautions during operations," Additional Director of
Police (Law and Order) S.N. Pradhan, who is also the state police spokesperson, told IANS.
He said, "Maoists have got training to use methane and nitrogen compounds in liquid form.
Such liquid form of chemical weapons are hung on trees or thrown on security forces, and
they set off a fire."
There are reports that the Maoist guerrillas have hired professional engineers to train their
cadre in the use of the chemical weapons. Guerrillas are allegedly trained to plant bombs on
the roadside or in human bodies and also track the messages of the security forces.
In January, after the bodies of security personnel killed in a Maoist attack in Latehar district
were airlifted to Ranchi for post-mortem, doctors found a bomb in the stomach of one of
them and it was defused. It was sheer good fortune that the bomb did not detonate as the
bodies were being airlifted.
Maoist guerrillas in the state have, in the past, used technology to track wireless messages of
Maoist guerrillas are active in 18 of Jharkhand's 24 districts.
COMMENT: The rise in chemical weapon incidents throughout the globe is alarming. To
know that the information has been gained by the Indian Maoists shows that the group are
going to use any means in an attempt to beat the Indian army. The more terrorist groups
attempt to use this type of devoice the more terrorist organisation will have use to technology.
They will not be perfect their use to start with but as time goes by there expertise will rise.
Kashmir – The region appears to be slipping into disarray as another incident occurred
where militants using a silenced pistol shot two unarmed soldiers in an Indian administered
market. Although the Indian and Pakistan governments both claim that the region belongs
to them the recent violence that is happening of late appears to be escalating. The hanging
earlier this year of a Kashmiri man, Afzal Guru, on charges of plotting the 2001 attack on
India's parliament, has triggered a fresh spate of violence. In May, four soldiers were killed
in an ambush by suspected militants in the Pulwama district. In March, two armed militants
disguised as cricket players attacked a paramilitary camp and killed five troops. Whilst
the tensions grow in the country how long will it be before the Taliban start fighting in that
Pakistan – A Christian church was targeted in the city of Peshawar that left approximately
seventy eight people dead. Two suicide bombers targeted and blew themselves up outside St
Johns Church in the Kohati Gate area which is the largest attack against Christians for some
years. The attack may have occurred by a group who are in the Tehrek-e-Taliban Pakistan
(TTP) who are currently attempting a peace process. However, there was some wrangling
as to who had committed the attack. The TTP state that it was not them but an off-shoot
known as Jundullah had carried out the attack. As no group has claimed responsibility it is
not known who was the culprit.
Russia – A police station was attacked during morning roll call in Russia’s southern
Dagestan Republic in the Tabasaransky district. This appears to be a string of attacks in
the area. There were other attacks recently with two policemen being killed in Ingushetia;
explosives were detonated in the Sunzhensky District of Chechnya whilst the attacker was
attempting to drive through a checkpoint. Several hours’ later police in the Ingush Republic
stopped a male who was armed with an assault rifle. He was caught crossing the border from
Chechnya in the Sunzhensky District and was wearing a suicide vest. In the same area a
vehicle exploded after a suspected terrorist set it off after police stopped it. This is a large
upsurge in violence in the area which has been quiet for some time. There appears to be no
reason why the violence has been escalated but it maybe due to the winter Olympics that will
be held in 2014 by the Black Sea resort of Sochi. In the 361 Security Terrorist and Security
report dated 15 Jul 13 it was reported that Doku Umarov a Chechen terrorist had called on
his fighters to do all in their power to stop the winter Olympics. It is not known for certain
but this maybe part of that statement. By attempting to show that the country is unstable
and there is no security Olympic organisers may ask for the venue to be moved thus giving a
victory to Umarov.