Posts Tagged ‘ terrorism ’

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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Somalia: Al-Shabab kills 30 in twin blasts

February 29, 2016
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Newsweek    

"Somali militant group Al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for a double bombing attack in the central city of Baidoa that killed at least 30 people on Sunday. ... A Somali police officer told Reuters that a suicide car bomb exploded at a busy junction in Baidoa, the capital of Somalia's Southwestern State, while another blast struck a nearby restaurant. It was unclear whether the restaurant blast was caused by a suicide bomber or whether a device was planted there." (02/29/16)

http://www.newsweek.com/al-shabab-kills-30-twin-blasts-somalia-431258  

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Iraq: At least 70 killed by Baghdad suicide bombs

February 28, 2016
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KLFM 96.7 News    

"At least 70 people have been killed and more than 100 wounded in twin suicide bombings in Baghdad, according to morgue sources. The bombings in a Shi'ite district of the Iraqi capital -- Sadr City -- were claimed by Islamic State. ... In a statement circulated online, Islamic State said the bombers had killed and wounded 'hundreds of polytheist rejectionists,' as the ultra-hardline Sunni group refers to Shi'ite Muslims." (02/28/16)

http://www.klfm967.co.uk/news/world-news/1900726/at-least-70-killed-by-baghdad-suicide-bombs/  

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Afghanistan: Kabul blast targeting Tolo TV workers kills seven, wounds two dozen

January 21, 2016
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NBC News NBC News    

"A bomb targeting TV station workers in the Afghan capital killed at least seven people and wounded more than two dozen others Wednesday, officials said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast near the Russian embassy, though the Taliban has previously threatened journalists from Tolo TV, the target of the attack. Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi told NBC News a bomber in a Toyota targeted a minibus carrying employees of a Tolo-owned production company." (01/20/16)

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/kabul-blast-targeting-tolo-tv-workers-kills-7-wounds-two-n500351  

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Pakistan: At least 20 dead in Taliban attack on university

January 20, 2016
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USA Today USA Today    

"At least 20 people are dead and several wounded after Taliban gunmen climbed over the wall into a university in northwest Pakistan Wednesday and began firing indiscriminately, according to witnesses and Pakistani officials. Four gunmen were killed." (01/20/16)

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/01/20/pakistan-university-attack/79046258/  

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Pakistan: Suicide blast kills at least ten

January 19, 2016
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Al Jazeera Al Jazeera America    

"A suicide bomber detonated his explosives close to a police checkpoint in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least 10 people and wounding more than 20, officials said. The bomber rammed his motorcycle into a police vehicle next to the roadside checkpoint in the Jamrud area on the edge of Pakistan's volatile Federally Administered Tribal Areas, local government official Munir Khan told Reuters." (01/19/16)

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2016/1/19/bomb-blast-peshawar.html  

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Indonesia: Deadly blasts, shootout in Jakarta; police think Islamic State to blame

January 14, 2016
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CNN CNN    

"Attackers struck in the middle of the day Thursday, in the middle of a busy central Jakarta commercial hub -- killing at least two, wounding 19 and raising alarms about terrorism once more, this time in the world's most populous Muslim country. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the rattle of shots and explosions from at least five attackers. But police believe that they were linked to ISIS, and the Islamic State-affiliated Aamaq News Agency reported people from that terror group were behind the bloodshed." (01/14/16)

http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/14/asia/jakarta-gunfire-explosions/  

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Cameroon: Female suicide bombers kill at least ten

January 13, 2016
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CNN CNN    

"Two female suicide bombers killed at least 10 people and injured 12 at a mosque on Cameroon's northern border with Nigeria, the Far North Region's governor, Midjiyawa Bakari, said Wednesday (January 13). Cameroon's Far North Region flanks northeast Nigeria, heartland of the jihadist terror group Boko Haram, and has become a frequent target for the group's insurgents. There was no immediate confirmation that Boko Haram was behind the latest attacks. But the terror group has also been expanding its operations from its Nigerian base to other neighboring countries, including Niger, Benin and Chad." (01/13/16)

http://cnnphilippines.com/world/2016/01/14/Female-suicide-bombers-kill-at-least-10-in-Cameroon.html  

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Pakistan: Blast near polio centre kills 14

January 13, 2016
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BBC News BBC News [UK state media]    

"At least 14 people have been killed in a blast outside a polio vaccination centre in the south-western Pakistani city of Quetta, officials say. Many of the casualties are thought to have been police guarding the clinic. Armed guards are routine for polio workers in Pakistan, who have been the target of many deadly attacks by Islamist militants in recent years." (01/13/16)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35299597  

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Turkey: Istanbul’s Sultanahmet district hit by blast; at least ten dead, 15 wounded

January 12, 2016
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NBC News NBC News    

"A suicide bomber linked to ISIS killed 10 foreigners and wounded 15 other people in a popular tourist area in Istanbul on Tuesday morning, Turkish officials said. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said the bomber was a member of ISIS and that all those killed in the attack were foreigners. The attacker was described by the deputy prime minister as a Syrian national in his late 20s. Local media reported that the majority, if not all, of those killed in the blast dead were German." (01/12/16)

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/isis-terror/istanbul-turkish-media-says-blast-hits-sultanahmet-square-n494506  

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We are terrorized: Why US counterterrorism policy is failing, and why it can’t be easily fixed

January 11, 2016
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Christopher A Preble Cato Institute
by Christopher A Preble  

"The fact that Americans remain fearful of terrorism is surprising in several respects. Judged in purely probabilistic terms, terrorism poses a far less significant threat to human life than a host of hazards, from lightning strikes, to collisions with animals, to falling household furniture. 'An American's chance of being killed by a terrorist,' note Mueller and Stewart, 'has been, and remains, one in four million per year with 9/11 included in the calculation, or one in 110 million for the period since 2001.' More Americans have been killed by weather incidents in the last two weeks than have been killed by attacks by Islamist extremists on U.S. soil in the last 14 years. There are several plausible explanations for why public sentiment doesn't track with an objective assessment of the risks of terrorism relative to other hazards." (01/08/16)

http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/we-are-terrorized-why-us-counterterrorism-policy-failing-why-it-cant-be  

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France: Man in fake explosives vest killed amid high Paris tension

January 7, 2016
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LaCrosse Tribune    

"A man carrying a butcher's knife and wearing a fake explosives vest tried to attack a Paris police station Thursday, a year almost to the minute after two Islamic extremists burst in the offices of the Charlie Hebdo newspaper and unleashed a bloody 12 months in the French capital. The attacker was slain by police, and the Paris prosecutor's anti-terrorism unit opened an investigation after what officials described as an attempted attack on the police station in the city's north. Found on the man's body was a cell phone, a piece of paper with an emblem of the Islamic State group, and 'an unequivocal written claim of responsibility in Arabic.' The prosecutor's office did not provide details about what the claim meant." (01/07/16)

http://lacrossetribune.com/news/world/europe/man-in-fake-explosives-vest-killed-amid-high-paris-tension/article_57e45a63-0a49-5a27-8824-b8492cd3cdb2.html  

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The best, most effective way to stem this rising tide of terrorism

January 7, 2016
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OpEdNews
by Michael Payne  

"When one encounters a very serious and escalating problem such as this spreading of terrorism throughout the world it's imperative that the root cause be identified in order to develop the solutions to bring it under control. That's simply not being done by the leaders of these Western nations. And, as a result, the terrorists are gaining the upper hand and taking the initiative in planning more attacks on their primary targets, the U.S. and their allies. The reality of the situation is that terrorism can never be completely eliminated. It's been a part of life on this planet almost from the beginning of time and it will exist in one form or another as long as humans inhabit the earth. But if we do not come up with the ways to bring this current situation under control we will find ourselves living in a chaotic world filled with constant fear and paranoia." (01/07/16)

http://www.opednews.com/articles/The-Best-Most-Effective-W-by-michael-payne-Anger_Assad_Drone_Hatred-160107-647.html  

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Pakistan: Taliban faction claims suicide blast at government office; 23 dead

December 29, 2015
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NBC News NBC News    

"At least 23 people were killed and more than 75 injured Tuesday when after a motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a government office in Pakistan, officials said. A Pakistani Taliban faction claimed responsibility for the attack on a branch of the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra), which issues government ID cards, in Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province." (12/29/15)

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/taliban-faction-claims-suicide-blast-pakistan-office-23-die-n487256  

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France: Beheading suspect found dead in prison cell

December 23, 2015
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Irish Times [Ireland]    

"A man suspected of beheading a businessman at a French gas factory in June has been found dead in his prison cell. Deputy prosecutor Jean-Michel Bourles in Evry, a suburb of Paris, said Yassin Salhi had committed suicide in Fleury-Merogis prison. The former delivery driver faced preliminary murder and terrorism charges and was suspected of ties to Islamic State extremists." (12/23/15)

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/europe/french-beheading-suspect-found-dead-in-prison-cell-1.2476248  

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Kenya: Muslims shield Christians when al-Shabaab attacks bus

December 22, 2015
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CNN CNN    

"Their M.O. is a tried and terrifying one: Launch a raid, single out Christians, and then spray them with bullets. But when Al-Shabaab militants ambushed a bus Monday, things didn't go according to plan. A group of Kenyan Muslims shielded the Christian passengers and told the attackers they were prepared to die together. The Muslim passengers who were mostly women told the Islamic militants to kill them all or leave them alone, witnesses said." (12/22/15)

http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/22/africa/kenya-bus-attack-al-shabaab-muslim-christians/  

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Indonesia: Police arrest nine accused of plotting major attack

December 21, 2015
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Time    

"Indonesian police have arrested nine terrorist suspects across five cities on the island of Java after receiving leads from the Australian Federal Police and the U.S. FBI .... Among those detained were a teacher from a boarding school and a student named Zaenal, who was allegedly being trained to carry out a suicide bombing in Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, on New Year's Day, the Australian Associated Press said. Authorities say attacks on Shi'ite communities on the islands of Java and Sumatra were also planned." (12/21/15)

http://time.com/4156533/indonesia-terrorism-arrests-attack/  

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Belgium: Five detained over Paris attacks

December 21, 2015
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ABC News ABC News    

"Two people were detained early today and three other people detained late Sunday in Brussels in connection with the Paris attacks in November, the Belgian federal prosecutor said. An investigating judge who specializes in terrorism cases ordered a search of a house in Brussels Sunday, the prosecutor said in a statement. The search was connected with the federal investigation of the Paris attacks that killed 130 people and based on a 'thorough analysis of phone records.'" (12/21/15)

http://abcnews.go.com/International/people-detained-brussels-paris-attacks/story?id=35883214  

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Egypt: Regime investigators say no evidence of terrorism found in Russian plane crash

December 15, 2015
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Time    

"No evidence has been found so far that indicates an act of terrorist brought down a Russian passenger plane in Sinai, Egypt officials said Monday. Egypt's civil aviation ministry said a completed preliminary report of the Oct. 31 crash that killed 224 people found no signs of a criminal act. ... The head of Russia's FSB security service said in November the deadly crash was caused by a homemade explosive device, telling Russian President Vladimir Putin the bombing was a 'terrorist' act, the Associated Press reported at the time. Several air lines have postponed all flights to Sharm al-Sheikh airport until the security improves." (12/14/15)

http://time.com/4147402/egypt-plane-crash-russia/  

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Pakistan: Bombing at market kills 18

December 14, 2015
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CBS News CBS News    

"At least 18 people were killed and more than 40 wounded on Sunday in a powerful bomb blast in a remote town near Pakistan's border with Afghanistan, just days ahead of Wednesday's upcoming first anniversary of a December 2014 Taliban attack on a school in the northern city of Peshawar. Although no one claimed responsibility, a senior Pakistani intelligence official who spoke to CBS News on condition of anonymity said 'early signs suggest the attack was linked to the Taliban.' There are unconfirmed reports in Pakistani media of two Taliban suspects being arrested after the attack from Parachinar, the town where the blast took place." (12/13/15)

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/bombing-pakistan-market-kills-many-school-attack-anniversary-taliban/  

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