Posts Tagged ‘ terrorism ’

Israel: Gunmen kill four in Tel Aviv market attack

June 9, 2016
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The Washington Post Washington Post    

"At least four people were killed and several seriously wounded in a mass shooting at a trendy Tel Aviv food market Wednesday night. The attacks occurred near Israel's version of the Pentagon. Police said two assailants were in custody. One of the gunmen was wounded. Israeli authorities described the shooting as a terror attack. The attackers' identities were not released. Police said the two gunmen were members of the same family from the Palestinian village of Yatta, near the city of Hebron in the West Bank." (06/08/16)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/gunmen-kill-three-at-trendy-tel-aviv-market-across-street-from-israels-pentagon/2016/06/08/b3cc7b00-ccfb-4657-8bd8-62126760a1e3_story.html  

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Bangladesh: Christian, Hindu latest victims in spate of likely Islamic State killings

June 7, 2016
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CBS News CBS News    

"Unidentified bike-riding assailants shot and hacked a Hindu priest to death Tuesday in southwestern Bangladesh amid a spate of similar attacks allegedly by radical Islamic groups since last year. ... The killing of Ganguly took place two days after suspected Islamist militants killed the wife of a police superintendent who led drives against militant groups and drug cartels in southeastern city of Chittagong. Also on Sunday, unidentified assailants killed a Christian man inside his grocery shop and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the killing in northwestern Bangladesh." (06/07/17)

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/bangladesh-hindu-priest-shot-dead-isis-kills-christian-man/  

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Turkey: Eleven killed in Istanbul car bomb

June 7, 2016
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CNN CNN    

"At least 11 people were killed and 36 injured Tuesday when a car bomb targeted a police bus in the historic center of Istanbul, the Istanbul governor told reporters. The death toll included seven police officers and four civilians. ... No group has taken responsibility for the bombing." (06/07/16)

http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/07/europe/istanbul-car-bomb/  

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Syria: Multiple blasts in regime stronghold kill 80

May 23, 2016
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US News & World Report US News & World Report    

"A series of explosions rocked two normally quiet coastal government strongholds in Syria Monday, killing more than 80 people and wounding 200 others, state media and opposition activists said. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attacks. The deadly blasts in the peaceful pro-government cities of Tartus and Jableh were the first of their kind targeting civilians in those areas during Syria's civil war, now in its sixth year. The targets included bus stations and a hospital, and marked an escalation in the conflict as world powers struggle to restart peace talks in Geneva." (05/23/16)

http://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2016-05-23/syria-tv-more-than-20-killed-in-explosions-in-coastal-city  

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Kenya: Regime claims it foiled potential bio-terror attack

May 5, 2016
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CNN CNN    

"Kenya's police chief says the country's security services have foiled a potentially major terror plot by an unnamed East African terror network with links to ISIS. The terror plot was aimed at 'various targets in Kenya,' Inspector General Joseph Boinnet said Tuesday. Police in Kenya and Uganda have so far arrested three individuals: one, a medical student named Mohammed Abdi Ali who was interning at a Kenyan hospital, and the others -- Ali's wife and her friend -- who are now in custody in Uganda. Ali was arrested on Friday." (05/04/16)

http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/04/africa/kenya-foiled-terror-attack/  

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Singapore: Eight Bangladeshis arrested on terror allegations

May 3, 2016
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Time    

"Singapore has arrested eight Bangladeshi immigrants in the past month for allegedly planning terrorist attacks in their home country, officials from the Singaporean Ministry of Home Affairs said on Tuesday. The suspects were all employed in the marine or construction industries and have been detained under the city-state’s Internal Security Act, according to Channel News Asia. One of the men, 31-year-old Rahman Mizanur, had reportedly set up a group called Islamic State in Bangladesh (ISB) a month ago, whose aim was to violently depose the Bangladeshi government and establish an ISIS-affiliated caliphate there." (05/03/16)

http://time.com/4315990/singapore-bangladesh-eight-arrested-terrorism/  

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“Kill them”: Islamic State hackers publish hit list of 75 US drone terrorists

May 2, 2016
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Hindustan Times [India]    

"ISIS hackers have published a 'hitlist' of over 70 US military personnel who have been involved in drone strikes against terror targets in Syria and asked their followers to 'kill them wherever they are.' According to 'The Sunday Times,' the hackers have links with Britain and call themselves 'Islamic State Hacking Division' and circulated online the names, home addresses and photographs of more than 70 US staff, including women and urged supporters: 'Kill them wherever they are, knock on their doors and behead them, stab them, shoot them in the face or bomb them.'" (05/02/16)

http://www.hindustantimes.com/world/kill-them-isis-hackers-publish-hit-list-of-75-us-military-personnel/story-RkzPZSUk7GOyU4Ven0R4gP.html  

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Iraq: Car bombing kills at least 18 pilgrims in Baghdad

May 2, 2016
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Seattle Times    

"An explosives-laden car detonated on Monday in the Iraqi capital, killing at least 18 Shiite pilgrims who were commemorating the anniversary of the death of a revered imam, officials said. Shortly after the explosion, the Sunni extremist Islamic State group, which sees Shiite Muslims as apostates, claimed responsibility for the attack in an online statement. It said the assault was carried out by a suicide bomber, but Iraqi officials denied that." (05/02/16)

http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/iraq-car-bombing-kills-at-least-13-pilgrims-in-baghdad/  

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Bangladesh: University professor hacked to death

April 23, 2016
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Canton Daily Ledger    

"A university professor on his way to work in northwestern Bangladesh was hacked to death Saturday in an attack similar to other killings by suspected Muslim militants, police said. A.F.M. Rezaul Karim Siddique was attacked on his way to the state-run university in the city of Rajshahi, where he taught English, deputy police commissioner Nahidul Islam said. The attackers used sharp weapons and fled the scene immediately, Islam said.
The attack was similar to recent killings of atheist bloggers in Muslim-majority Bangladesh by radical Islamists. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack, accusing Siddique of calling for atheism, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadi websites." (04/23/16)

http://www.cantondailyledger.com/news/20160423/university-professor-hacked-to-death-in-bangladesh  

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Jerusalem bus explosion that wounded at least 21 was a terror attack, Israeli police say

April 19, 2016
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Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times    

"A bus exploded in Jerusalem on Monday, wounding at least 21 people in what police said was a 'terror attack' and raising fears of a return to the Palestinian suicide attacks that ravaged Israeli cities a decade ago. ... It was not clear how many people were on the bus at the time it exploded. Police said the blast was caused by an explosive device detonated at the back of the vehicle. ... Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed retaliation." (04/18/16)

http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-jerusalem-explosion-20160418-story.html  

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Belgium: Two charged, three detained over Brussels, Paris attacks

April 12, 2016
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Reuters Reuters    

"Belgium has charged two more men with terrorist offences linked to last month's bombings in Brussels and also searched a house related to the attacks in Paris, detaining three people, federal prosecutors said on Tuesday." (04/12/16)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-belgium-blast-idUSKCN0X90JV  

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Somalia: Al-Shabab attack in capital kills five

April 11, 2016
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BBC News BBC News [UK state media]    

"At least five people have been killed and seven wounded after a suicide bomb attack on a restaurant near a local government building in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. The attacker drove a car packed with explosives outside the busy restaurant, a spokesman from the mayor's office told the BBC. Islamist militant group al-Shabab has said it was behind the attack." (04/11/16)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-36013862  

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Official: Kerry won’t offer US apology for deadliest terror attack in history

April 10, 2016
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Chicago Tribune Chicago Tribune    

"U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry won't say sorry for America's atomic bombing of Hiroshima when he visits a revered memorial. A U.S. official traveling with Kerry ruled out an apology ahead of Monday's tour with other foreign ministers of the Peace Memorial Park and Museum in the city where 140,000 Japanese died from the first of two atomic bombs dropped by the U.S. in the closing days of World War II more than 70 years ago." (04/10/16)

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-john-kerry-hiroshima-20160410-story.html  

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Don’t forget Lahore

March 31, 2016
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Gracy Olmstead The American Conservative
by Gracy Olmstead  

"[I]t often seems that the U.S. does not respond with the same gravity to atrocities that happen in non-Western countries. We change our profile pictures and update our statuses for Paris, but it barely registers in our news feed reading when similar -- or worse -- things happen in other countries. Yet it also seems that some particular details from the Sunday blast should have caught the attention of the media with greater speed and alarm than they did: the people killed in Pakistan on Sunday were mainly women and children, and mainly Christian. They were celebrating Easter together. The bomb was set off near a playground area. At least 29 children were killed -- almost equal to the entire death toll of the Brussels attacks. Honestly, I wonder whether I would have even noticed the news headlines about the bombing, if it wasn’t for Facebook’s mistaken safety check that it sent to my phone." (03/30/16)

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/olmstead/dont-forget-lahore/  

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Pope urges Pakistan to protect Christians after Lahore bombing

March 30, 2016
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Newsweek    

"Pope Francis has called on Pakistan to protect Christians and the country’s other religious minorities after a Taliban faction targeted worshippers celebrating Easter. The Argentine pontiff denounced the 'vile and senseless' suicide bombing in a public park in Lahore on Sunday, in which at least 70 people were killed, in an address to the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square on Monday. Francis appealed to the Pakistani 'civil authorities and all community leaders ... to do everything possible to ensure the security and serenity of the population, particularly the most vulnerable religious minorities.'" (03/30/16)

http://www.newsweek.com/pope-francis-pakistan-easter-attack-taliban-442008  

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A better approach to terrorism

March 24, 2016
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Jeff Deist LewRockwell.com
by Jeff Deist  

"[I]f market failure is the justification for state-provided public goods like security at airports, what is the argument when such state services utterly and predictably fail to protect anyone? Do economists then clamor about 'bureaucratic failure' and propose privatization to break up the state's unnatural monopoly on police and intelligence services? On the contrary, nobody blames government agencies or government police when terrorist acts are not thwarted. If anything, state actors are rewarded with increased budgets, personnel, and powers when horrific things happen on their watch." (03/24/16)

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/03/jeff-deist/better-approach-terrorism/  

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Do they hate Belgium for its freedom and values?

March 24, 2016
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Jacob G Hornberger Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger  

"ISIS now becomes a new official enemy, replacing al Qaeda, the organization consisting of former extremist Muslims who the U.S. national-security state was partnering with in Afghanistan when it was the Soviets doing the occupying of that country. We're now told that ISIS is the greatest threat to 'national security' ever. ... So, they keep killing and killing and killing, this time in the name of killing ISIS, the latest new official enemy. ISIS then responds with a terrorist attack on people in France, another colonialist power who won't leave people in the Middle East alone, especially in the former French colony of Syria. Belgium arrests one of the terrorists who committed the attacks in France. ISIS bombs innocent people in Belgium. Belgian, French, and U.S. officials exclaim, 'They just hate us all for our freedom and values,' acting as though the ongoing U.S. death machine in the Middle East has nothing to do with this never-ending, perpetual cycle of death and destruction." (03/23/16)

http://fff.org/2016/03/23/hate-belgium-freedom-values/  

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Belgium: More explosive devices reportedly found as police stage nationwide raids

March 23, 2016
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Fox News Fox News    

"More explosive devices reportedly were turned up Tuesday as police raided homes throughout Belgium in a desperate manhunt for a third suspect believed to have survived the morning's coordinated bombings in Brussels, where at least 34 people were killed. Included in the haul were several unexploded devices, NBC reported. CBS reported two more devices had been found. ... The flurry of law enforcement activity came after a channel on the encrypted messaging app Telegram that is maintained by [the Islamic State] described the operation and took credit for the carnage." (03/22/16)

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/03/22/isis-claims-credit-for-brussels-attacks-as-death-toll-reaches-31.html  

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Belgium: Explosions at Brussels airport, subway station

March 22, 2016
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CNN CNN    

"A series of blasts throughout Brussels on Tuesday have killed multiple people. Two explosions occurred at the city's airport. Several people were killed, according to the country's public broadcaster, RTBF. Initial reports say up to 10 people were killed and more than 30 people were injured. Another blast at a subway station occurred in the suburb of Maelbeek, near the European quarter, where much of the European Union is based, according to CNN affiliate RTL." (03/22/16)

http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/22/europe/brussels-explosions/  

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Nigeria: Female suicide bombers kill 24 at mosque

March 16, 2016
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Fox News Fox News    

"Two female suicide bombers killed at least 24 worshippers and wounded 18 in an attack during dawn prayers Wednesday on a mosque on the outskirts of the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, officials said from the birthplace of Boko Haram. One bomber blew up inside the mosque and the second waited outside to detonate as survivors tried to escape, said coordinator Abba Aji of the civilian self-defense Vigilante Group." (03/16/16)

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/03/16/female-suicide-bombers-kill-24-at-nigerian-mosque.html  

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Belgium: Brussels anti-terror operation continues after officers shot

March 16, 2016
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RTE News [Irish state media]    

"Belgian police killed a suspect armed with an assault rifle after four officers were wounded today in a raid on a Brussels apartment linked to investigations into November's Islamist attacks in Paris. One or more people opened fire on Belgian and French police officers when they went to conduct what they had expected to be a routine search of an apartment in a suburban side street in the south of the Belgian capital. Some of those involved in the 13 November bombings and shootings lived or were based in the city." (03/15/16)

http://www.rte.ie/news/world/2016/0315/775055-brussels-paris-police/  

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Turkey: Ankara bombing kills at least 34

March 14, 2016
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The Washington Post Washington Post    

"A car bomb in the heart of the Turkish capital Ankara killed at least 34 people on Sunday, heightening anxieties that violence from the war against Kurdish militants in the southeast is spilling into Turkish cities. The early evening explosion struck near a busy square along the main Ataturk Boulevard, an area of malls and restaurants that is typically packed with shoppers and commuters. It was the second such bombing in Ankara in less than four weeks, and was less than a mile from the earlier one." (03/13/16)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/bomb-in-turkish-capital-kills-more-than-two-dozen/2016/03/13/b6924baa-e954-11e5-a9ce-681055c7a05f_story.html  

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Pakistan: Suicide bombing kills 17

March 7, 2016
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Business Standard [India]    

"At least 17 people were killed on Monday when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden vest in Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, police said. A Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) factional group Jamatul Ahrar, in an emailed statement, claimed responsibility for the attack, terming it as a 'revenge of the hanging of Mumtaz Qadri,' killer of former Punjab governor Salman Taseer. The blast in Charsadda district of the province left over 30 people injured. Two policemen and a woman were among the 17 dead." (03/07/16)

http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/17-killed-in-pakistan-suicide-bombing-116030700530_1.html  

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Occupied Ireland: Charges dropped against Omagh bombing suspect

March 1, 2016
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Newsweek    

"The case against a suspect linked to one of Ireland's worst atrocities has collapsed. [Occupied] Ireland's public prosecutor has dropped 29 murder charges -- brought in relation to the Omagh bombing in August 1998 -- against Seamus Daly. The attack, in which 29 people were killed by a 500lb bomb, was the worst mass murder of the 'troubles' and was linked to the dissident republican group the Real IRA. ... Nobody has ever been convicted of carrying out the attack." (03/01/16)

http://www.newsweek.com/omagh-bombing-charges-dropped-real-ira-seamus-daly-431910  

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Conflating terrorism and insurgency

February 29, 2016
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Cato Institute Cato Institute
by John Mueller and Mark G Stewart  

"While it is not true that 9/11 'changed everything,' the tragedy did have a strong impact on language, on how terrorism has come to be understood and explained. In particular, terrorism’s apparent incidence, and therefore the seeming importance, has been multiplied by effectively conflating it with insurgency." (02/29/16)

http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/conflating-terrorism-insurgency  

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