Posts Tagged ‘ terrorism ’

Afghanistan: At least six dead in market bombing

November 25, 2014
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Al Jazeera [Qatar]    

"An improvised explosive device fixed to a motorcycle has exploded in northern Afghanistan, killing at least six people, a local official has told Al Jazeera. Monday's attack happened in the busy market of Dasht-e Archi district of Kunduz province, a provincial police spokesman said. ... The blast came a day after a suicide bombing at a volleyball tournament in Paktika province killed more than 60 people." (11/24/14)

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Afghanistan: Suicide bomber kills 45 at volleyball game

November 24, 2014
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CNN CNN    

"At least 45 people were killed and 60 others were wounded Sunday after a suicide bomber attacked a crowd watching a volleyball match in the Yahyakhil district of Afghanistan's southeastern Paktika province, according to a spokesman for the governor of Paktika province." [editor's note: This is a fairly early version of the story; the number killed seems in later accounts to have reached about 50 - TLK] (11/23/14)

http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/23/world/asia/afghanistan-violence/  

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Jerusalem: Four Israelis killed in synagogue attack

November 18, 2014
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Boston Herald    

"Two [Arabs] stormed a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday, attacking worshippers praying inside with knives, axes and guns, and killing four people before they were killed in a shootout with police, officials said. The attack, the deadliest in Jerusalem in years, is bound to ratchet up fears of sustained violence in the city, already on edge amid soaring tensions over a contested holy site. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed that Israel will 'respond harshly' to the attack, describing it as a 'cruel murder of Jews who came to pray and were killed by despicable murderers.'" (11/18/14)

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Silk Road takedown was only one shot in larger terror attack on freedom

November 9, 2014
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BBC News    

"Silk Road 2.0 and 400 other sites believed to be selling illegal items including drugs and weapons have been shut down. The sites operated on the Tor network -- a part of the internet unreachable via traditional search engines. The joint operation between 16 European countries and the US saw 17 [abductions], including Blake Benthall who is said to be behind Silk Road 2.0." (11/07/14)

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Nigeria: Suicide bomber kills 32

November 4, 2014
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Washington Post    

"A suicide bomber killed himself and 32 civilians Monday when he detonated explosives on the edge of a religious procession by the moderate Muslim Brotherhood in northeast Nigeria, a hospital official and witnesses said. The official said 119 people were wounded. He quoted hospital records in Potiskum, capital of Yobe state, and spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to give information to reporters." (11/03/14)

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Pakistan: Wagah suicide blast kills at least 60

November 2, 2014
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Daily Times [Pakistan]    

"At least 60 persons including women, children and paramilitary troops were killed and over 80 injured in deadly suicide attack in front of a roadside restaurant in Wagha [sic] Border market on Sunday evening. ... Banned organisation Jundullah has claimed the responsibility of attack. Punjab Police Inspector General Mushtaq Sukhera said that a suicide bomber aged between 18 to 20 years blew him when hundreds of people including women and children were dispersing after witnessing flag lowering ceremony at Wagah border." (11/02/14)

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Some hard facts about “terror”

October 30, 2014
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CounterPunch CounterPunch
by John Chuckman  

"Today we call people terrorists as easily as we more accurately might have called them reckless or mad. The word terrorist has been given an almost frightening, superstitious connotation much resembling the word witch in the seventeenth century when any poor old soul who suffered from a mental illness like schizophrenia might be burnt alive for her mumblings and delusions." (10/30/14)

http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/10/29/some-hard-facts-about-terror/  

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Chile: Resist Europe’s police-state response to terrorism

October 22, 2014
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The Canal The Canal
by Laurie Blair  

"In the United Kingdom as in Spain, the wave of anti-terror activity began with governing socialist parties, arguably under more pressure than conservatives to prove their tough-talk credentials. Likewise, the socialist government of Michelle Bachelet is now feeling the heat. For a time, it seemed as though the president would resist: she appealed for calm in the wake of the attacks, and qualified the attacks as 'isolated.' But the interior minister’s return from Spain has seen those in power largely meet in the middle with their conservative counterparts. They are offering greater surveillance, expanded use of prosecution-immune undercover police, pretrial detention, and a wider definition of terrorism." (10/21/14)

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Nigeria: Boko Haram allegedly beheads seven

October 6, 2014
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Times of India [India]    

"Boko Haram militants killed seven people on Monday in the remote northeast of Nigeria, residents and an official said, with reports indicating the victims were beheaded in a revenge attack. The overnight raid targeted the town of Ngamdu in troubled Borno state, the area hardest hit in the Islamists' five-year uprising." (10/06/14)

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Pakistan: Ten killed in bomb explosions inside Peshawar, Gilgit buses

October 3, 2014
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Daily Times [Pakistan]    

"At least ten people were killed and over a dozen injured in bomb blasts in passenger coaches in Peshawar and Gilgit on Thursday. ... Thursday’s attacks follows a suicide blast targeting Frontier Corps deputy chief Brigadier Khalid Bajwa in Peshawar. Javed narrowly escaped the explosion. Meanwhile, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police spokesman said five bombs were defused by the Bomb Disposal Squad." (10/03/14)

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Algeria: Islamist terrorists behead French hostage

September 24, 2014
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ABC News    

"Algerian extremists allied with the Islamic State group have decapitated a French hostage after France ignored their demand to stop airstrikes in Iraq, according to a video obtained Wednesday by a U.S.-based terrorism watchdog. A group calling itself Jund al-Khilafah, or Soldiers of the Caliphate, had said they would kill French mountaineer Herve Gourdel after abducting him Sunday unless France ended its airstrikes against Islamic State fighters in Iraq within 24 hours." (09/24/14)

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Uganda: Six arrested, explosives seized

September 15, 2014
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Omaha World-Herald    

"A Uganda military spokesman says six terror suspects were arrested over the weekend in a raid on an al-Shabab cell that was apparently plotting an attack in this East African country. Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda said Monday that explosives were seized from the suspects, all of whom are of Somali origin. He said they are under interrogation and more arrests are likely." (09/15/14)

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Afghanistan: Taliban kill 14 Shiites in road attack

July 25, 2014
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ABC News    

"Taliban insurgents halted minibuses in western Afghanistan, identified 14 Shiite passengers and shot them dead by the side of the road overnight Friday, an official said. The buses were traveling from Kabul and carrying around 30 passengers, many of whom had gone to the capital to shop ahead of the holiday marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, said Sayed Anwar Rahmati, the governor of the western Ghor province, where the attack took place." (07/25/14)

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Nigeria: Dozens killed in twin blasts

July 24, 2014
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Los Angeles Times    

"Twin blasts in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna on Wednesday -- both reportedly assassination attempts against prominent figures, killed at least 82 people. No one claimed responsibility for the blasts, but the first attack targeted the convoy of a cleric who has often criticized the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram. ... a second blast in a busy part of Kaduna killed about 50 people. It was apparently aimed at opposition politician Muhammadu Buhari, a former military leader who was a runner-up in the 2011 elections, according to his son, Musa, who spoke to Reuters from the scene." (07/23/14)

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DPR: Ukraine, Russia point fingers over downed Malaysian airliner

July 18, 2014
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Fox News    

"As pro-Russian separatists and the Ukrainian government traded charges about who was behind the surface-to-air missile that downed a Malaysia Airlines jet with 298 aboard Thursday, [Donetsk People's Republic personnel] on Friday said they have found 'most' of the plane's recording devices. ... [DPR spokesperson]Alexander Borodai told Reuters that Ukrainian military forces shot the jet down, but Kiev denied involvement and labeled the incident a 'terrorist act.' Russian President Vladimir Putin said Ukraine bore responsibility for the crash, but he did not address the question of who might have shot it down and didn't accuse Ukraine of doing so." (07/18/14)

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Pakistan: US drone terrorists murder 15

July 17, 2014
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Columbus Dispatch    

"A suspected U.S. drone strike killed at least 15 people in northwestern Pakistan yesterday, the deadliest such attack in at least a year. The strike hit a house in North Waziristan -- where the Pakistani military is engaged in a month-old battle against the Pakistani Taliban and other militant groups -- as well as a vehicle that was passing nearby, local intelligence officials said." (07/17/14)

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Greece: Terror arrest after tourist area shooting

July 17, 2014
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Business Week    

"Greek police arrested one of the country's most wanted men -- a fugitive convicted of terrorism -- during a shootout Wednesday in Athens' central tourist district that left four people wounded, authorities said. Police said the wounded included two tourists from Australia and Germany, a police officer and the fugitive, Nikos Maziotis. The 43-year-old has been on the run along with his wife Panagiota Roupa since June 2012 following their release from jail in 2011 after serving the maximum 18 months in pre-trial detention." (07/16/14)

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Kenya: 22 dead in attacks on coast, Red Cross says

July 6, 2014
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Christian Science Monitor    

"Twenty-two people were killed in overnight attacks by gunmen on the Kenyan coast, the Kenya Red Cross said Sunday. Al Qaeda-linked militants claimed responsibility but Kenyan officials blamed local separatists. The Saturday night attacks left 13 dead in the town of Hindi and nine dead and one person missing in the town of Gamba, in neighboring Lamu and Tana Delta counties, Kenya Red Cross chief Abbas Gulet said." (07/06/14)

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Nigeria: 56 dead in market blast, civilian group says

July 1, 2014
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USA Today    

"A car bomb in a marketplace in Maiduguri, the northeast Nigerian city that is the birthplace of Boko Haram extremism, killed at least 56 people on Tuesday, the leader of a civilian group that recovered the bodies said. Sadiq Abba Tijjani, leader of the Civilian Joint Task Force, told the Associated Press his group recovered at least 56 dead bodies at the blast site, mostly elderly women who sold peanuts and lemon juice at the market.

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Afghanistan: US drone terrorists murder three

June 30, 2014
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PressTV [Iranian state media]    

"At least three people have been killed in a drone strike by US-led forces in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Kunar. Abdul Habib Sayed Khel, the provincial police chief, says the deaths were a result of an overnight drone strike targeting a village in the Marawara district. Drone strikes by US-led forces in Afghanistan have surged in the recent weeks." (06/30/14)

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Nigeria: Pop star offers her virginity to Boko Haram for kidnapped girls

June 26, 2014
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Time    

"A Nigerian pop singer told the country’s Vanguard newspaper that she would offer up her virginity to the Islamist group Boko Haram in exchange for the safe return of about 300 girls who were kidnapped about two months ago in the Nigerian town of Chibok. 'I wish I could offer myself in exchange,' said up-and-coming pop singer Adokiye Kyrian. 'They are between 12 and 15 year old girls for Christ sake. I am older and more experienced. Even if 10 to 12 men have to take me every night, I don’t care. Just release these girls and let them go back to their parents,' the singer reportedly said." (06/26/14)

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Lebanon: Explosion rocks upscale Beirut hotel during security raid

June 25, 2014
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Fox News    

"A suicide bomber blew himself up in his room at a Beirut hotel Wednesday as Lebanese security forces raided the premises, causing an explosion that sent flames and a dark cloud of black smoke billowing out of the third-floor windows, security officials said. The blast toward the end of evening rush-hour took place inside the Duroy Hotel in Beirut's Raouche district, a posh neighborhood of apartment towers and upscale hotels perched on cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Lebanese security forces, who detained a second suspected bomber in the sweep, sealed off the area around the hotel and armed gunmen fanned out on the street to secure the location." (06/25/14)

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Nigeria: Abuja bomb blast in Wuse district kills 21

June 25, 2014
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BBC News [UK state media]    

"A bomb attack on a busy shopping district in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, has killed at least 21 people and injured 52 more. The blast, near the popular Banex plaza shopping complex in Wuse district, could be heard from miles away and sent plumes of smoke into the air. Police say a suspect has been arrested. No group has claimed responsibility. Islamist militant group Boko Haram has bombed targets in Abuja and across northern Nigeria recently." (06/25/14)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-28019433  

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Nigeria: 91 abducted in northeast

June 24, 2014
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution    

"Extremists have abducted 60 more girls and women and 31 boys in weekend attacks on villages in northeast Nigeria, witnesses said Tuesday, another sign of the Nigerian military's failure to curb an Islamic uprising. Some married women were taken along with their children who range in age from three to 15, said witnesses. A local official confirmed the abductions but security forces denied them." (06/24/14)

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Lebanon: One dead, 20 hurt in Beirut blast

June 24, 2014
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Albany Democrat-Herald    

"A suicide bombing in a southern Beirut neighborhood killed a security officer and wounded 20 people, officials said Tuesday. The overnight attack -- the second such bombing this week -- heightened fears that Lebanon was reverting to a cycle of violence after a few months of respite. The explosion occurred near a checkpoint and a cafe in the Shatila area of the Lebanese capital just after midnight Monday. The area is a stronghold of the Shiite militant Hezbollah group, which has been heavily involved in fighting alongside President Bashar Assad's army in neighboring Syria." (06/24/14)

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