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Some articles on militant, militants:

Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan - Claimed and Alleged Attacks
... The militant group claimed responsibility for three separate coordinated attacks in Lahore. 10 militants targeted buildings used by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), the Manawan Police Training School and the Elite Police Academy ... On 13 September 2011, five militants with assault rifles and rockets attacked a school bus, killing the driver, four boys aged 10 to 15, and wounding two seven-year ...

More definitions of "militant":

  • (noun): A militant reformer.
    Synonyms: activist
  • (adj): Showing a fighting disposition without self-seeking.
    Example: "Militant in fighting for better wages for workers"
    Synonyms: competitive

Famous quotes containing the word militant:

    “I” is a militant social tendency, working to hold and enlarge its place in the general current of tendencies. So far as it can it waxes, as all life does. To think of it as apart from society is a palpable absurdity of which no one could be guilty who really saw it as a fact of life.
    Charles Horton Cooley (1864–1929)

    Let us pray for the whole state of Christ’s Church Militant here in earth.
    Book Of Common Prayer, The. Holy Communion, “Prayer for the Church Militant,” (1662)

    We find the most terrible form of atheism, not in the militant and passionate struggle against the idea of God himself, but in the practical atheism of everyday living, in indifference and torpor. We often encounter these forms of atheism among those who are formally Christians.
    Nicolai A. Berdyaev (1874–1948)