US airstrike kills IS leader in Afghanistan

  1. Abu Sayed, the leader of the Islamic States in Afghanistan, has been killed in an US airstrike. 
  2. The airstrike was carried out on July 11. 
  3. Some other extremist members were also killed in the strike.

Amarnath terror attack: EU lawmaker condemns act

  1. Terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims was condemned by European Parliament's Chairman of the Delegation for Relations with India Geoffrey Van Orden today.
  2. He has asked Pakistan to cooperate with India to bring the perpetrators to justice.
  3. 7 pilgrims were killed and 19 injured in the July 10 attack.

New Zealand woman killed in jet blast

  1. A 57-year-old tourist from New Zealand was killed in a plane blast at an airport in the Dutch Caribbean island of St. Maarten.
  2. The identity of the deceased  is not known as yet.
  3. The victim was hanging onto a fence to watch the plane when the blast occurred.

Saudi Arabia fire: All 11 Indian victims identified

  1. 5 of the deceased were from Uttar Pradesh, 3 from Kerala and 1 each from Bihar, Tamil Nadu and Punjab.
  2. They were suffocated to death in a fire that erupted in their windowless house.
  3. MEA said Jeddah's Indian Consulate is providing all assistance to the victims' families.

Another LeT suspect in 26/11 attacks case released on bail in Pak

  1. A Pakistani anti-terrorism court has released Sufayan Zafar, a Lashkar-e-Taiba suspect in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks case, on bail.
  2. He has been released due to ‘lack of evidence' against him in the case.
  3. LeT commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, prime suspect, is already out on bail since April 2015.