Posts Tagged ‘ terrorism ’

Yemen: 13 murdered in suspected US drone terror strike

September 4, 2012
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CNN    

"A U.S. drone strike targeting al Qaeda suspects in Yemen killed 13 civilians, including three women, three security officials in the restive Middle Eastern country said. 'This was one of the very few times when our target was completely missed. It was a mistake, but we hope it will not hurt our anti-terror efforts in the region,' a senior Yemeni Defense Ministry official told CNN. The official asked not to be named because of the sensitivity of the issue." (09/03/12)

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Afghan official: Insurgents murder four civilians

August 1, 2012
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ABC News    

"Insurgents pulled four Afghan civilians off a minibus travelling in the east of the country, shot them dead and left their bodies on the side of the road, officials said Wednesday. Villagers reported Tuesday's attack in Jalrez district to the police who then recovered the bodies, said Wardak provincial government spokesman Shahidullah Shahid. It was the second such shooting in the district in two weeks." (08/01/12)

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Kenya: Simultaneous attacks on churches kill 17

July 1, 2012
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Al Arabiya [United Arab Emirates]    

"Masked assailants launched simultaneous gun and grenade raids on two churches in a Kenyan town on Sunday, killing at least 17 people in the worst attack in the country since Kenya sent troops into Somalia to crush al-Shabaab militants. More than 60 people were wounded in the attacks in Garissa, the north Kenya town which has been used as a base for operations against al-Qaeda-linked insurgents in Somalia." (07/01/12)

http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/07/01/223894.html  

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Norway: Prosecutors call for Breivik insanity verdict

June 21, 2012
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BBC News [UK state media]    

"Prosecutors in Norway have called for self-confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik to be considered insane in their closing argument at his trial. Prosecutor Svein Holden said there were still doubts about his insanity but he should be placed in psychiatric care, not sent to prison. ... Breivik killed 77 people and injured 242 on 22 July of last year. He bombed government buildings in Oslo before shooting young Labour Party supporters at an island camp." (06/21/12)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18530670  

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Pakistan: US terrorists murder 15

June 4, 2012
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Voice of America [US state media]    

"Pakistani officials say a U.S. drone strike in northwestern Pakistan early Monday has killed 15 people. Security officials say missiles were fired into a village in North Waziristan, along the Afghan border. ... Intelligence officials said the missiles hit a group of people who had gathered to offer condolences to the brother of another militant killed in a drone strike a day earlier." (06/04/12)

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Japan: Sarin attack fugitive arrested

June 3, 2012
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Agence France-Presse    

"Police officers found a woman believed to be Naoko Kikuchi, 40, a former Aum member who had been on the run for more than 17 years, in the city of Sagamihara west of Tokyo, public broadcaster NHK said. Kikuchi, one of only two remaining Aum fugitives at large, is believed to have been part of the cult team responsible for producing the sarin nerve gas used in the subway attack which killed 13 people." (06/03/12)

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Nigeria: Suicide bomber kills at least nine in church attack

June 3, 2012
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BBC News [UK state media]    

"A suicide bomber has killed himself and at least nine other people near a church in the northern Nigerian city of Bauchi, police have told the BBC. They say the man drove a car full with explosives towards the church. About 30 people were wounded in the blast. No group has claimed the bombing, but it comes amid a wave of violence by the radical Islamic sect Boko Haram." (06/03/12)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-18314722  

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Denmark: Police arrest two in alleged terror plot

May 30, 2012
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USA Today    

"Two Danish brothers originally from Somalia were arrested on suspicion of plotting a terror attack, Denmark's security service said Tuesday. The two brothers, ages 18 and 23, were arrested late Monday -- one in the western city of Aarhus and the other as he arrived by plane at Copenhagen's international airport, said the Danish Security and Intelligence Service, or PET." (05/29/12)

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Kenya: Nairobi blast wounds at least 15

May 28, 2012
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Reuters    

"A blast struck a shopping complex in Nairobi's business district during Monday's lunch hour, wounding more than a dozen people, but it was not immediately clear what had caused the explosion. ... Police Commissioner Mathew Iteere said it was too early to determine the cause of the blast. He said blackened wires inside the trading centre indicated a possible electrical fault but did not rule out a bomb." (05/28/12)

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Libya: Lockerbie bomber dies more than two years after release

May 20, 2012
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CNN    

"Abdelbeset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi, the only person convicted in connection with the Lockerbie bombing that killed 270 people, died Sunday, the Libyan government and a family member said. He was 60. The former intelligence officer, who had suffered from prostate cancer, will be buried Monday, a foreign ministry spokesman said. ... His death came more than two years after he was freed from a life sentence in Scotland on the grounds that he was dying." (05/20/12)

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Nigeria: Troops kill one in raid on suspected Boko Haram hideout

May 1, 2012
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Agence France-Presse    

"Nigerian troops killed one suspected Boko Haram militant Tuesday during a pre-dawn raid in the city of Kano over weekend attacks against church services that left around 20 people dead. A military task force stormed a two-bedroom bungalow in the troubled northern city's Bubbugaje district, two days after attackers armed with bombs and guns sowed carnage among churchgoers on Kano's Bayero university campus. Security sources told an AFP reporter on the scene that one suspected Islamist was killed when a shootout erupted during the raid while another managed to escape." (05/01/12)

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Nigeria: Ten killed in suicide blast

April 30, 2012
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Associated Press    

"A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber drove into a convoy carrying a top police official in northeast Nigeria on Monday, detonating his explosives and killing at least 10 people, rescue officials said. The attack targeted police commissioner Mamman Sule who was being driven in a convoy toward his offices, near the governor's office in Jalingo, the capital of Taraba state, said police spokesman Ibiang Mbaseki." (04/30/12)

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Nigeria: Gunmen kill Christian worshipers on campus

April 29, 2012
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Deutsche Welle [Germany]    

"Gunmen on motorcycles have killed at least 16 people on a campus in the northern Nigerian city of Kano. Bombs were thrown into a lecture room being used for a Catholic Mass. Worshippers fled and were shot dead outside. ... There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Kano state police spokesman, Commissioner Ibrahim Idris, said the attackers had used explosives packed into aluminum drink cans, a method previously used by a radical Islamist sect known as Boko Haram." (04/29/12)

http://www.dw.de/dw/article/0,,15917274,00.html  

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Nigeria: Newspaper bombings kill six

April 26, 2012
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Agence France-Presse    

"A suicide attack at the Abuja bureau of a top Nigerian newspaper and a car bombing at another of its offices killed at least six people Thursday in the first such strikes against the country's media. ... Police said a suspect in Kaduna was arrested and he was suspected to be a member of Islamist group Boko Haram. A purported spokesman for the Islamist group had recently made threats against news media outlets, saying they were being used by authorities to publish stories against Boko Haram." (04/26/12)

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Norway: Breivik claims self-defense as trial opens

April 16, 2012
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Sydney Morning Herald [Australia]    

"Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik made a far-right salute as he entered a courtroom before pleading not guilty to charges of committing 'acts of terror' when he massacred 77 people in twin attacks last July. On the first day of his 10-week trial, Breivik told the Oslo District Court: 'I acknowledge the acts but not criminal guilt, and I claim self-defence.' The judge then entered a plea of not guilty." (04/17/12)

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Norway: Breivik set for trial

April 15, 2012
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CTV [Canada]    

"The terror trial against an anti-Muslim fanatic who confessed to killing 77 people in Norway starts Monday amid worries that he will use the proceedings to showcase his radical views. After opening statements, Anders Behring Breivik is set to testify for five days, explaining why he set off a bomb in downtown Oslo, killing eight, and then shot to death 69 people, mostly teenagers, at a Labor Party youth camp on Utoya island, outside the Norwegian capital." (04/15/12)

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Nigeria: Car bomb kills 16

April 8, 2012
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swissinfo [Switzerland]    

"A car bomb killed 16 people and wounded dozens more in the northern Nigerian town of Kaduna on Easter Sunday, after security officers stopped the vehicle carrying it from approaching a church, witnesses and police said. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but the apparent targeting of a Christian place of worship will stir memories of a string of deadly assaults by Islamist militants Boko Haram on Christmas Day last year." (04/08/12)

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Thailand: Bomb attacks mark increased threat

April 1, 2012
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Wall Street Journal    

"Three car-bomb attacks in southern Thailand, which killed at least 14 people and wounded hundreds more over the weekend, are propelling a long-simmering Muslim insurgency to a new crisis point after years of brutal attacks. ... National police chief Priewpan Damapong early Sunday confirmed the third car bomb, which triggered a fire at a high-rise hotel in Hat Yai city, killing at least three people and badly damaging a McDonald's." (04/01/12)

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Somalia: Car bomb rocks Mogadishu, al Shabaab says responsible

March 21, 2012
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Reuters    

"A car bomb exploded in the heart of the Somali capital on Wednesday, wounding two people in an attack Somalia's al Shabaab rebel group said was carried out by its militants. The blast, which triggered bursts of gunfire in Mogadishu, was the latest in a wave of bomb attacks in the country where the embattled U.N.-backed government is struggling to secure the city against al Qaeda-linked Islamist rebels." (03/21/12)

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Yemen: Al Qaeda claims killing of American

March 18, 2012
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CNN    

"Gunmen shot dead an American teacher in the Yemeni province of Taiz on Sunday, two defense ministry officials said. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula -- the terror network's affiliate in Yemen -- claimed responsibility for the killing. In a text message sent to Yemeni media outlets, the group said the victim was spreading Christianity to the Yemeni people, calling him one of the biggest missionaries in the country." (03/18/12)

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/03/18/world/meast/yemen-american-killed/  

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Azerbaijan: 22 arrested in alleged terror plot

March 14, 2012
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Jerusalem Post [Israel]    

"Officials in Azerbaijan announced the arrest of 22 people suspected of plotting attacks on Israeli and US embassies in the capital Baku on behalf of Iran, AFP reported Wednesday. ... The arrests mark the second time this year Baku said it made arrests over a foiled terrorist plot involving Iran, the first being in February." (03/14/12)

http://www.jpost.com/International/Article.aspx?id=261837  

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Nigeria: Reprisals kill 10 after church bombing

March 11, 2012
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Reuters    

"Christian youths killed at least 10 people in reprisal attacks after a suspected suicide bomber hit a Catholic church in the central Nigerian city of Jos on Sunday, killing three people, authorities said. ... 'We haven't got actual figures of injured yet, but at least three people have been confirmed dead by our men attending the scene of the blast,' the Jos coordinator for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Al Hassan Aliyu said." (03/11/12)

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Kenya: Officials blame al-Shabab for deadly attack

March 11, 2012
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Voice of America [US state media]    

"Kenyan officials say al-Shabab militants are responsible for a grenade attack at a busy bus station in the capital, Nairobi, killing at least six people and wounding scores of others. The explosions Saturday evening came hours after Kenya officially announced it joined African Union Mission in Somalia, known as AMISOM. Witnesses say people in a moving car hurled three grenades at the terminal in Nairobi. The targets were hundreds of commuters travelling to the countryside to spend the weekend." (03/11/12)

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Government debt = terrorism?

February 20, 2012
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Thomas L. Knapp KN@PPSTER
by Thomas L. Knapp  

"If heroin cultivation in Afghanistan is a 'war on terror' concern, so is an unbalanced US government budget and $15 trillion + in US government debt. But I'd advise against holding your breath while you wait to see if Congress declares 'war' on those things." (02/19/12)

http://knappster.blogspot.com/2012/02/government-debt-terrorism.html  

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Victim impact statement

February 19, 2012
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LewRockwell.com
by Kurt Haskell  

"Every victim of a crime in Michigan is entitled to make a statement in open court regarding the impact of the crime on their life. The statement is limited to the victim's physical, emotional and financial well being as it relates to the crime. Keep that in my as you read my statement. Below is a copy of the victim impact statement I gave today at the Underwear Bomber sentencing hearing." (02/18/12)

http://lewrockwell.com/orig13/haskell2.1.1.html  

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