Deadly Terror Attack on India Commuter Trains


Death Toll in India Train Bombings at 131

Seven bombs hit Bombay's commuter rail network during rush hour Tuesday evening, killing 131 people and wounding more than 300 in what authorities called a well-coordinated terrorist attack. There was no immediate claim of responsibility in the bombings, which came in quick succession a common tactic employed by Kashmiri militants. (AP)

New York, 9/ll; Madrid, 3/11; Mumbai, 7/ll

The date of the attack, the 11th, may be only a coincidence, but it won't be ignored as investigators try to figure out who was behind today's deadly commuter train attacks in India. (ABC News)

Analysis: Attacks in India: Lashkar-e-Taiba and the al Qaeda Playbook

Seven bombs ripped through railway cars and platforms crowded with first-class commuters during evening rush hour in Mumbai, India, on July 11, killing at least 135 people and injuring some 200. All of the devices had been placed on platforms or on trains leading out of the Indian financial hub into the city's suburbs on the Western Railway Line. The entire attack took 15 minutes. (Stratfor)


Tape Claims 3 GIs Killed Over Rape-Murders

An al-Qaida-linked group posted a Web video Tuesday purporting to show the mutilated bodies of two U.S. soldiers, claiming it killed them in revenge for the rape-slaying of a young Iraqi woman by American troops from the same unit. (AP)

Interpol Issues Alert after Al Qaeda Suspects Escape Prison

Interpol has issued a worldwide alert to its 184 member countries following confirmation of a prison break in Saudi Arabia by suspected Al Qaeda-linked terrorists. (Interpol)

Analysis: Asharq Al-Awsat Investigates: The Al-Qaeda Jailbreak

By Mshari al Zaydi

The escape of seven prisoners linked to Al-Qaeda from Malaz prison in Riyadh raises questions about how best to deal with wanted militants or those who represent an ideological or military danger, in addition to those who offer logistical support to al Qaeda members. (Aawsat)


Video 'Shows Tortured US Troops'

An Iraqi group linked to al-Qaeda has released a video appearing to show the mutilated bodies of two US soldiers. (BBC)

Baghdad Minibus Attack Kills 10

Gunmen have opened fire on a minibus in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, killing at least 10 Shia Muslims, police say. (BBC)

Iraqis Turn to Fake IDs for Safety

A bookstore in eastern Baghdad is getting more customers these days, but they aren't looking for something to read. The owner sells fake IDs, a booming business as Iraqis try to hide their identities in hopes of staying alive. (AP)

At Least 34 Killed in Iraq Despite PM's Plea

At least 34 people were killed across Iraq in bombings, shootings, and gunbattles on Tuesday, including 10 Shias gunned down in an apparent sectarian attack in Baghdad. (Agence France-Presse)


Afghanistan's US -Led Force Says Kills 30 Taleban

US -led forces in Afghanistan killed about 30 militants in fighting on Tuesday in a southern district, the latest clash in the most intense phase of Taleban violence since the Islamists were ousted from power in 2001. (Reuters)


U.S. To Follow Geneva Treaty for Detainees

In a sweeping change of policy, the Pentagon has decided that it will treat all detainees in compliance with the minimum standards spelled out in the Geneva conventions, a senior defense official said today. (New York Times)


Somali Islamists Win City Battle

Some 500 Somali fighters loyal to the last member of an alliance of warlords fighting Islamists in Mogadishu have surrendered, along with their weapons. (BBC)


Five Muslim Teens on Trial in Russia for Allegedly Planning Terrorist Attacks

Five Muslim teenagers appeared in court on Monday accused of involvement in a thwarted terrorist plot that prosecutors say was aimed at disrupting this Russian Volga River city's millennial celebration last year. (Daily Jang)


Fraud Video Claim in Mexico Poll

Mexican presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he has "irrefutable" video proof of fraud committed by his election rivals. (BBC)


Chinese Bird Flu Whistle-Blower Jailed: State Media

A Chinese court jailed a farmer who reported bird flu outbreaks to the central government to three-and-a-half years for fraud and blackmail, state media said on Tuesday. (Reuters)


Iran Rejects Deadline at EU Nuclear Talks

Iran's chief nuclear negotiator rebuffed Western pressure on Tuesday for an immediate answer to a package of incentives to suspend uranium enrichment ahead of crucial talks with the European Union. (Reuters)

Analysis: The UN Sideshow on Korea

The UN Security Council certainly should register international condemnation of last week's North Korean missile launches. But if any serious progress is going to be made on this and the related North Korean nuclear issue, it will not be through Security Council resolutions or sanctions. (New York Times)


Hezbollah Disarmament

By Nadim Hasbani

Disarming Hezbollah will not happen quickly. It will require a Lebanese approach with compromises and international guaranties within the framework of UN resolution 1559. (Dar Al Hayat)

Viewpoint: Jihadist Threat in Africa

By Gregory Alonso Pirio and Hrach Gregorian

The growing power of the Islamic courts in southern Somalia is a serious setback in the war on terror and a threat to the stability of the strategically situated Horn of Africa. (Middle East Times)

Taliban in Search for a Winning Formula

By Syed Saleem Shahzad

The Taliban's spring offensive in Afghanistan is now three months old. It is the biggest ever mounted against foreign forces in the country since the Taliban's ouster in 2001, and it has taken a heavy toll on insurgency as well as coalition forces. (Asia Times)

New Rules for Gitmo

The Supreme Court's Hamdan ruling gives Congress an opportunity to do its job on military tribunals. Thanks to what should have been unnecessary pressure from the U.S. Supreme Court, Congress seems ready to do its duty and write rules to govern trials for suspected terrorists interned at Guantanamo Bay. (L.A.Times)

Geopolitical Diary: Al-Sadr Sends a Message

Baghdad has been embroiled in sectarian violence in recent days. Gunfights broke out between Sunni and Shiite fighters in the predominantly Sunni district of Ghazaliya in western Baghdad on Monday, and these clashes follow a particularly bloody weekend of reprisal attacks. (Stratfor)

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