Posts Tagged ‘ terrorism ’

Russia: Regime says plane brought down by bomb, offers $50 million reward

November 18, 2015
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Chicago Tribune Chicago Tribune    

"A homemade explosive device brought down a Russian passenger plane over Egypt last month, the head of Russia's FSB security service said Tuesday, telling Russian President Vladimir Putin it's now clear the bombing that killed 224 people was a 'terrorist' act. The FSB also offered a $50 million reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible, appealing to the 'Russian and international communities for cooperation in identifying the terrorists.' The FSB specified that the reward would be paid in dollars." (11/17/15)

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-russia-plane-crash-20151117-story.html  

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France, Belgium: Security theater as police “round up the usual suspects”

November 17, 2015
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CBS News CBS News    

"Seven terrorists died in the attacks on Paris on Friday night. And on Monday, the hunt continues for more. The police response to the attacks was swift and widespread. Along with an aggressive manhunt, security services carried out more than 150 property searches, slapped house arrest orders on over 100 people and deported 38 more, reports CBS News'[s] Elizabeth Palmer." [editor's note: Those numbers were not developed overnight; therefore they represent "names we had lying around in files." This isn't a "manhunt," it's a "show of activity" - TLK] (11/16/15)

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/massive-manhunt-for-terror-suspects-in-france-and-belgium-continues/  

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Saudi Arabia: At least one dead in attack on mosque

October 26, 2015
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BBC News BBC News [UK state media]    

"At least one person has been killed and a dozen others injured in a bomb attack in Saudi Arabia, state television says. The bomb exploded at a mosque in the southern city of Najran, near the border with Yemen. Unconfirmed reports said it was a suicide attack and suggested that the number of dead might be higher. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Sunni militants from Islamic State (IS) have bombed several Saudi mosques this year." (10/26/15)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-34640313  

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Pakistan: Suicide bomber kills at least ten at Shiite mosque

October 22, 2015
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Yahoo! News Yahoo! News    

"A suicide bomber blew himself up in a mosque killing at least 10 Shiite minority Muslims, including six children, and wounded 12 others in a remote southwestern Pakistani town on Thursday, officials said. The attack took place as Shiites gathered at the mosque to observe the holy month of Moharram in the town of Chalgari in restive Baluchistan, some 170 kilometres (105 miles) southeast of the provincial capital, Quetta." (10/22/15)

http://news.yahoo.com/pakistan-suicide-bomber-kills-least-10-shiite-mosque-152937147.html  

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Nigeria: Double suicide bombing at mosque kills at least a dozen

October 16, 2015
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Time    

"A double suicide bombing at a mosque in the Nigerian city that is the birthplace of Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram killed at least a dozen people and possibly more than three times that number on Thursday. ... The attack took place at around 6:30 p.m. local time Thursday, when the bombers entered the mosque disguised as worshippers. The first assailant detonated his device as soon as he was inside the building, while the other followed suit after many had rushed to help victims of the initial explosion." (10/15/15)

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Nigeria: Suicide bombers kill seven, injure 11

October 15, 2015
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Bloomberg    

"Seven people were killed and at least 11 injured in three suicide bombings late Tuesday in the northeastern Nigerian town of Maiduguri, the army said. 'The explosions occurred at three-minute intervals and seven people were confirmed dead, including the three suicide terrorists, while 11 others sustained various degrees of injuries,' Nigerian army spokesman Sani Kukasheka Usman said in an e-mailed statement Wednesday. Boko Haram has killed thousands of people since it began its violent campaign in 2009." (10/14/15)

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Jerusalem: Three dead, others injured in latest attacks

October 13, 2015
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USA Today USA Today    

"Three people were killed by Palestinian [Arab] attackers Tuesday and more than a dozen others were wounded in two separate incidents in Jerusalem, Israeli authorities said. Two assailants stabbed and shot people on a bus in a city neighborhood, killing a man thought to be around 60, the Jerusalem Post reported. Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld later said a second Israeli died in the bus attack. ... Almost simultaneously, a driver rammed his car into people waiting at a bus stop in Jerusalem, exited the vehicle and began stabbing the injured and others, killing a person, the Jerusalem Post reported. The attacker was shot dead." (10/13/15)

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Ankara bombing sets Turkey into uncharted waters

October 13, 2015
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Murtaza Hussain The Intercept
by Murtaza Hussain  

"The brazen act of terrorism that saw 128 people killed at a political rally in Ankara this weekend traces back at least somewhat to government missteps in feeding Syrian violence -- violence that appears to have now migrated home. The attack by two suicide bombers, whose victims had gathered in support of the opposition party HDP, or Peoples' Democratic Party, has sent Turkey into uncharted territory. Unlike two bombings earlier this summer, which hit restive parts of the country, this one occurred near the heart of the capital city of Ankara. It was also the single deadliest terrorist incident in Turkish history." (10/12/15)

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Weekend suicide bombings in Chad, Cameroon blamed on Boko Haram

October 11, 2015
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Christian Science Monitor Christian Science Monitor    

"Nigeria's Islamic extremist insurgents Boko Haram are blamed for using teens and women to carry out suicide bombings in neighboring Chad and Cameroon this weekend, killing more than 45 .... Two girls between the ages of 13 and 17 carried out suicide bombings in the northern Cameroon village of Kangeleri near Mora town on Sunday, killing at least nine and wounding 29 others .... five coordinated suicide bombings in neighboring Chad on Saturday killed at least 36 people and wounded some 50 others in a village near Lake Chad that is home to thousands of Nigerians who have fled the extremists' violence. The government said a man, two women, and two children carried out the attacks." (10/11/15)

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Turkey: Thousands gather in Ankara in aftermath of deadly blasts that killed scores

October 11, 2015
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CNN CNN    

"Thousands of people gathered in the streets of Ankara on Sunday near the site of two deadly bomb blasts that tore through crowds taking part in a peace rally in the capital a day earlier. The attack, for which no group has so far claimed responsibility, killed at least 95 people, wounded nearly 250 others and threatened to deepen divisions and distrust in Turkey's polarized society." (10/11/15)

http://cnn.it/1G7iE17  

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West Bank: Israeli couple killed in shooting attack

October 2, 2015
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Belfast Telegraph [Ireland]    

"A Palestinian assailant shot and killed two parents driving with their four children along a West Bank road, the Israeli military said, amid mounting unrest surrounding a Jerusalem site holy to both Muslims and Jews. ... The military, which called the violence a "ruthless, heinous, barbaric attack," said forces were scouring the area, near the Palestinian village of Beit Furik. The military said the four children in the car were lightly wounded." (10/02/15)

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Bangladesh: Islamic State claims assassination of Italian aid worker

September 29, 2015
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CBS News CBS News    

"The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for gunning down an Italian aid worker in the diplomatic quarter of Bangladesh's capital, according to an intelligence group that monitors jihadist threats. The claim by the Sunni extremist group could not immediately be verified independently, but if confirmed would mark its first attack in Bangladesh, a secular country with a predominantly Muslim population. The South Asian nation has been struggling in recent months with the rapid rise of hard-line Islamic groups, banning several that have been blamed for killing four bloggers this year." (09/29/15)

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Afghanistan: Attack on cricket match kills nine, wounds more than 50

September 28, 2015
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Reuters    

"A suicide car bombing killed at least nine people and wounded more than 50 at a cricket match in Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said. The attack took place in southeastern Paktika province, on the border with Pakistan, the officials said. Authorities initially said the game being played at the time of the blast was soccer, but an interior ministry statement later said it was a cricket match. The attack probably targeted members of the local government watching the game, officials said." (09/27/15)

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Yemen: Suicide bomber kills 25 at mosque

September 24, 2015
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NBC News NBC News    

"A suicide bomber blew himself up during prayers at a mosque for the Eid al-Adha holiday on Thursday, killing 25 people in Yemen's capital Sanaa, security officials said. Dozens were wounded in the blast at the al-Bolayli mosque, said the officials, who remain neutral in the conflict that has splintered the country. It is located in an area where many people support the Shiite Houthi rebels [sic] who control Sanaa." (09/24/15)

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Somalia: Car bomb kills seven near presidential palace

September 22, 2015
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Yahoo! News    

"At least seven people were killed and at least 10 wounded on Monday when a car bomb exploded near a heavily-guarded complex housing the offices of Somalia's president and its prime minister in Mogadishu, a government spokesman said. There were no immediate reports of anyone attempting to enter the complex, and there was no claim of responsibility. The Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab have often used cars driven by suicide bombers as a way of breaking into a location, with more attackers following on foot." (09/21/15)

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Iraq: Suicide blasts kill 21; Islamic State claims responsibility

September 18, 2015
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Dawn [Pakistan]    

"Two suicide bombers targeted Iraqi police checkpoints in commercial areas in central Baghdad during rush hour Thursday, killing at least 21 people, officials said. The self-styled Islamic State (IS) group swiftly claimed responsibility for the blasts. Both attacks were carried out by bombers on foot, wearing explosives-laden vests, two police officers said." (09/17/15)

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Syria: At least ten killed in Latakia blast

September 2, 2015
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Business Standard [India]    

"At least 10 people were killed and 40 others wounded in a blast that rocked Syria's northwestern coastal city of Latakia on Wednesday, the state-run TV reported. The blast was triggered by a booby-trapped vehicle and tore through al-Hamam square in the city of Latakia, Xinhua reported. ... Earlier on Tuesday, the state-run media outlets said authorities discovered two explosive-laden vehicles that were set to be detonated in Latakia, the hometown of President Bashar al-Assad and heartland of his Alawite minority, an offshoot of Shiite Islam." (09/02/15)

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India: Scholar who criticized idol worship and superstition shot dead

August 31, 2015
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Toronto Star [Canada]    

"Following a knock at his front door, an Indian scholar greeted two unidentified visitors and was shot in the head and the chest, becoming the third critic of religious superstition to be killed in the country in three years. The attack on Malleshappa M. Kalburgi sent a chill through Indian civil society, stoking worries about religious extremism and intolerance and prompting an outpouring of condemnation as the 77-year-old author and academic was cremated Monday in his hometown of Dharwad, in the southern Indian state of Karnataka." (08/31/15)

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Thailand: Court issues warrant for suspect in second bomb blast

August 27, 2015
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ABC News ABC News    

"A Thai court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for an unnamed suspect in a riverside blast that occurred a day after the bombing of a shrine in central Bangkok which killed 20 people. Police spokesman Prawut Thawornsiri said the suspect appeared in a security video that shows a blurry image of an unidentified man in a blue shirt kicking a bag into the water near a busy pier on the night of Aug. 17, soon after the explosion at the Erawan Shrine. An explosion took place near the spot about 18 hours later on Aug. 18, but caused no casualties." (08/27/15)

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Nigeria: Child suicide bombers kill at least six

August 25, 2015
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National Post [Canada]    

"At least six people were killed after explosives strapped to two children detonated in the northeastern Nigerian city of Damaturu on Tuesday. A girl about 12-years-old exploded around 7:30 a.m. at a motor park in the capital of Yobe state, killing herself and three others, police spokesman Toyin Gbadegesin said. ... Meanwhile, the bombs carried by a boy detonated as a man tried to disarm him in the city’s Pompari area." (08/25/15)

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France: Americans who stopped attack on Paris-bound train to meet Hollande

August 23, 2015
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ABC News ABC News    

"Three Americans who helped take down a gunman aboard a train bound for Paris will be received by the French president Monday. Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos, and Anthony Sadler will meet French President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace Monday morning. Jane Hartley, the U.S. ambassador to France, was also expected to attend the meeting, along with representatives from the Netherlands, Belgium, and France. ... The trio was vacationing when a man identified by authorities as Ayoub El Khazzani began his attack on board the high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris." (08/23/15)

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Egypt: Six wounded in Cairo explosion

August 20, 2015
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Fox News Fox News    

"A large bomb exploded early Thursday near a national security building in the Shubra neighborhood of Cairo, wounding at least six people, Egyptian security officials said. There were no immediate reports of deaths from the explosion, which tore the facade off of the government building. For blocks around the blast site in the popular residential neighborhood, glass from blown-out windows could be seen on the street." (08/19/15)

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Thailand: Bangkok bomb attack kills at least 16

August 17, 2015
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Chicago Tribune Chicago Tribune    

"A powerful explosion killed at least 16 people in Bangkok's central shopping district on Monday night, the deadliest attack in the Thai capital in recent memory. The blast during rush hour left body parts scattered on the roadways and sidewalks in Ratchaprasong intersection, which is surrounded by shopping malls, luxury hotels and the Erawan Hindu shrine frequented by tourists and locals. Thailand's military government blamed miscreants who wanted to destroy the tourist- reliant economy." (08/17/15)

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Pakistan: Military court sentences six to death in school massacre

August 14, 2015
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Firstpost [India]    

"A secret military court in Pakistan sentenced six men to death after convicting them of involvement in the Taliban massacre of 134 children at an army-run school in Peshawar, the military said on Thursday. The sentences are the first known convictions for the December massacre in the northwestern city after parliament in January approved military courts to try accused militants. The government argued civilians were afraid to convict them." (08/14/15)

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Iraq: Baghdad truck bomb kills 76

August 13, 2015
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USA Today USA Today    

"At least 76 people were killed in a Baghdad food market after a massive truck bombed ripped through the area Thursday, reports said. Around 200 people were wounded in the blast in Sadr City, a district of Iraq's capital, Reuters said. Islamic State militants claimed responsibility for the attack." (08/13/15)

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