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Punjab: Rising Tempest Research Assistant, Institute for Conflict Management On October 14, 2015, at least seven people, including three contestants of the upcoming Local Government Elections (LGEs), were killed and 13 were injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up at the camp office of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Member of National Assembly (MNA) Sardar Amjad Khosa in the Taunsa Sharif city of Taunsa tehsil (revenue unit) in Dera Ghazi Khan District, Punjab Province. Jama'at-ul-Ahrar (JuA, Group of the Free), a breakaway faction of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack. JuA 'spokesman' Ehsanullah Ehsan, in an email statement, vowed that TTP-JuA attacks would continue until Sharia'h (Islamic) law was fully implemented in Pakistan: "We want to make it clear to the Pakistani rulers that your policies and military operations can't weaken our determinations, rather our firm determination helps us in achieving and attacking our targets." 26-Oct-2015
Lethal Remnants Research Associate, Institute for Conflict Management On October 5, 2015, three unidentified assailants tried to slit the throat of Luke Sarkar (52), Pastor of the Faith Bible Church, at his house in the Ishwardi upazila(sub-District) of Pabna District. He survived the attack with minor injuries. Later, on October 12, 2015, five Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) terrorists, including its Pabna 'regional chief' Rakibul Islam Rabbi aka Rakib were arrested over this murder attempt. 20-Oct-2015
Maharashtra: Maoists pushed against the Research Assistant, Institute for Conflict Management A 'central committee' (CC) member of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist), Sridhar Srinivasan alias Krishnan Srinivasan alias Vijay alias Vishnu, who was active in Mumbai, Pune and Vidarbha regions of Maharashtra, died of a heart attack on August 18, 2015, a CPI-Maoist press statement released on September 21, 2015 disclosed. Paying tribute to the deceased CC member, the CPI-Maoist said, "Comrade Sridhar's martyrdom is a major blow to the movement". Srinivasan was arrested by Maharashtra ATS in 2007 and after being convicted and serving a six year jail term, was released in August 2013. According to the press release, he continued to work for the outfit and he died on his way to meet his comrades. 05-Oct-2015
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