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Police: Al-Shabab extremists kill 8 on bus in northern Kenya

Photo Credits: Digital Kenyan COPS 8 people have been confirmed dead and several others injured after suspected Al Shabaab militia attacked a bus they were travelling in at Wargadudu village, Tarabaj constituency Wajir County. The Medina bus was enroute to Mandera from Nairobi before suspected alshabab militants ambushed killing 8 passengers. Tension is currently high […]

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Southern Colorado Man Indicted on Federal Hate Crime and Explosives Charges for Plotting to Blow Up Synagogue

Richard Holzer was arrested for was allegedly planning to bomb a synagogue in Pueblo, Colorado. Photo: El Paso County Sheriffs Office via Twitter Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband for the Civil Rights Division and Assistant Attorney General John C. Demers for the National Security Division, U.S. Attorney Jason R. Dunn for the District of Colorado, […]

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US State Department warns ISIS grew and evolved worldwide as it lost territory in Syria

Photo: Dawn Armfield The United States and its partners made major strides to defeat and degrade international terrorist organizations in 2018. Together, we liberated nearly all the territory ISIS previously held in Syria and Iraq, freeing 110,000 square kilometers and roughly 7.7 million men, women, and children from ISIS’s brutal rule. These successes set the […]

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EUROPOL AND THE SPANISH NATIONAL POLICE ARREST SERIOUS SUPPORTER OF THE SO-CALLED ISLAMIC STATE

The individual was an active member in restrictive Islamic State (IS) groups, which produced propaganda threatening Spain and several of its institutions Europol supported the Spanish National Police (Policía Nacional) in arresting a man in Cádiz, Spain suspected of using social media platforms to indoctrinate users; glorify IS attacks; and promote and disseminate jihadist terrorist […]

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The threat from terrorism in the EU became more complex in 2018

New EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report describes terrorist incidents and activities on European soil In 2018, terrorism continued to represent a major security threat in EU Member States. Horrific attacks killed thirteen people and injured many more. A stark increase in the number of arrests linked to right-wing extremism, although still relatively low, indicates […]

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:SWEDEN: One person suspected of preparation to commit a terrorist offence

One person has been arrested on suspicion of preparation or conspiracy to commit a terrorist offence, among other things. Several other persons have been taken in for questioning. In the morning of Thursday 13 December, the Swedish Security Service carried out a number of interventions in several places in Western Sweden. The interventions were carried […]

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Coalition strikes kill high-value Daesh members

Iraqi Security Forces fire at known ISIS locations near the Iraqi-Syrian border using an M109A6 Paladin Self-Propelled Howitzer, June 5, 2018. Iraqi Security Forces and Coalition partners provided fire support as they continued Operation Roundup, the military offensive to rid the final pockets of the terrorist organization from the Middle Euphrates River Valley in Syria. […]

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TERRORIST THREAT IN THE EU REMAINS HIGH DESPITE THE DECLINE OF IS IN IRAQ AND SYRIA

The van used in the London Bridge attacks in 2017 Photo by Metropolitan Police New EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report describes terrorist incidents and activities on European soil In 2017, 68 innocent victims lost their lives as a result of terrorist attacks in the European Union (EU) – reason enough for Europol not to […]

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Teacher tried to create ‘army of children’ to launch terror attacks in London

A group of men involved in a plot to carry out a terrorist attack in the UK using an “army” of children have been convicted today, Friday 2 March, following an investigation by the Met Police Counter Terrorism Command. The Old Bailey heard how detectives arrested ringleader Umar Ahmed Haque, 25 , from east London, […]

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Putin thanks Trump for CIA data that helped prevent terror attack in St. Petersburg

Vladimir Putin thanked Donald Trump for the information passed on by the United States’ Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) that helped detain the terrorists who plotted to set off explosions at Kazan Cathedral in St Petersburg and other public places in the city. The information received from the CIA was enough to locate and detain the criminals. The Russian President asked the US President to convey his appreciation to the Central Intelligence Agency director and the operatives of US intelligence services who received […]

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Libyan National Charged With Federal Offenses in 2012 Attack on U.S. Special Mission and Annex in Benghazi

Mustafa al-Imam, a Libyan national approximately 46 years old, has been charged for his alleged participation in the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Special Mission and Annex in Benghazi, Libya, which resulted in the deaths of four Americans. “The murder of four Americans in Benghazi on September 11, 2012 was a barbaric crime […]

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18 in hospital after Parsons Green incident

Natasha Wills, Assistant Director of Operations at London Ambulance Service said: “We can confirm we have taken 18 patients to hospital following the incident at Parsons Green underground station. “We were called at 8:20am today, with the first ambulance crew arriving within five minutes. “We have sent a number of resources to the scene including ambulance crews, […]

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UK terror arrests rise 68% to record level during year of attacks

There has been a 68% increase in the number of arrests for terrorism-related offences in the year ending June 2017 compared with the previous year (from 226 to 379 arrests). The increase in the latest year is partly due to a large number of arrests being made following terrorist attacks in London and Manchester. In […]

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U.S State Department Terrorist Designation of Hizbul Mujahideen

The Department of State has designated Hizbul Mujahideen—also known as Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, also known as HM—as a Foreign Terrorist Organization under section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) under section 1(b) of Executive Order (E.O.) 13224. These designations seek to deny HM the resources it needs to […]

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2017 EU TERRORISM REPORT: 142 FAILED, FOILED AND COMPLETED ATTACKS, 1002 ARRESTS AND 142 VICTIMS DIED

In 2016, a total of 142 failed, foiled and completed attacks were reported by eight EU Member States. More than half (76) of them were reported by the United Kingdom. France reported 23 attacks, Italy 17, Spain 10, Greece 6, Germany 5, Belgium 4 and the Netherlands 1 attack. 142 victims died in terrorist attacks, […]

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Two London attackers named by police

The Met’s Counter Terrorism Command has released the names and photographs of two men shot dead by police following the terrorist attack on London Bridge and Borough Market on Saturday, 3 June. While formal identification has yet to take place, detectives believe they now know the attackers’ identities. They believe two of the men are […]

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Man charged with committing a terrorist act and attempted murder – Joint Counter Terrorism Team

Joint Counter Terrorism Team officers have charged a man with committing a terrorist act and attempted murder after another man was stabbed in Minto yesterday afternoon. Emergency services were called to Ohlfsen Road, Minto about 4pm (Saturday 10 September 2016), where it is alleged a 59-year-old man was stabbed a number of times while walking […]

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Explosion in Quetta city of Pakistan, 53 dead, scores wounded

At least 53 people were killed and scores of others were wounded in an explosion in Quetta city, the provincial capital of Balochistan province of Pakistan. According to the local media reports, the incident took place earlier today inside the Civil Hospital which came shortly after the killing of former president of Balochistan Bar Association Bilal […]

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London police chief warns of UK terror attack risk

The Commissioner reflects on the very real threat from terrorism, but says defeating it is as much about refusing to be afraid as anything else, and by not being cowed terrorists will never win. Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe: We have all watched the recent terrorist atrocities unfold with a terrifying and depressing sense of horror and […]

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211 terrorist attacks carried out in EU Member States in 2015, new Europol report reveals

In 2015, 151 people died and over 360 were injured as a result of terrorist attacks in the EU. Six EU Member States[1] faced 211 failed, foiled and completed terrorist attacks. 1 077 individuals were arrested in the EU for terrorism-related offences, of which 424 in France only. 94% of the individuals trialled for jihadist […]

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