Posts Tagged ‘ terrorism ’

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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Australia: Five, including 15-year-old, held on terrorism conspiracy charges

December 10, 2015
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The Guardian The Guardian [UK]    

"Police will charge two people arrested on Thursday and another three already in custody with conspiring to prepare a terrorist act, probably an attack on a police building in Sydney. Ibrahim Ghazzawy, 20, from Raby, and a 15-year-old from Georges Hall who cannot be named were arrested after at least four early-morning raids across Sydney's south-west. Another three men already in custody in Goulburn's Supermax prison -- understood to include 20-year-old Sulayman Khalid -- will be charged with the same offence. The charges relate to documents seized in raids on 18 December last year as part of the counter-terrorism investigation Operation Appleby." (12/10/15)

http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/dec/10/anti-terrorism-raids-in-south-west-sydney-target-15-year-old-and-one-other-young-person  

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Chad: Female suicide bombers kill at least 27

December 6, 2015
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Independent [UK]    

"Three female suicide bombers have blown themselves up at a market in Chad, killing at least 27 people. Boko Haram is suspected of orchestrating the blasts on Koulfoua Island in Lake Chad, which borders Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Chad. Security officials told the Associated Press that at least 90 people were injured in Saturday’s attack, carried out by three women." (12/05/15)

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/boko-haram-three-female-suicide-bombers-kill-at-least-27-people-on-lake-chad-island-where-refugees-a6761731.html  

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Paris terror not funded by Bitcoin

November 30, 2015
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The Libertarian Enterprise The Libertarian Enterprise
by Jim Davidson  

"[T]ransactions on the Bitcoin blockchain are not untraceable, they are permanently published facts recorded by everyone running the Bitcoin Core software. You can look up transactions at various web sites including Blockchain.info. So if there is evidence of ISIS/Daesh using a particular Bitcoin address, one can get quite a lot of information about what happened -- where the Bitcoin came from, how much of it there was, and any other information included with the transaction. ... Where would ISIS/Daesh be getting their Bitcoins? They must find a buyer for oil somewhere, right? Who is this mysterious buyer of oil paying in Bitcoin? The blockchain ought to show some evidence for it." (11/29/15)

http://www.ncc-1776.org/tle2015/tle849-20151129-05.html  

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Tunisia: Regime declares state of emergency after bus explosion kills 12

November 24, 2015
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Globe & Mail [Canada]    

"Tunisia's president declared a 30-day state of emergency across the country and imposed an overnight curfew for the capital after an explosion Tuesday struck a bus carrying members of the presidential guard, killing at least 12 people and wounding 20 others. The government described it as a terrorist attack. The blast on a tree-lined avenue in the heart of Tunis is a new blow to a country that is seen as a model for the region but has struggled against Islamic extremist violence." (11/24/15)

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/at-least-11-people-killed-in-tunisia-military-bus-attack/article27452911/  

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Greece: Athens bomb explodes near parliament

November 24, 2015
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BBC News BBC News [UK state media]    

"A powerful bomb has exploded in central Athens, causing considerable damage but no injuries. The night-time blast -- outside the Greek Business Federation offices and close to parliament -- shattered windows in nearby buildings. The federation's offices and nearby buildings including the Cypriot embassy were badly damaged." (11/24/15)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-34907489  

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Suicide attacks in Nigeria, Cameroon kill 12 plus five bombers

November 24, 2015
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New York Times    

"Officials say five girl suicide bombers have killed at least 12 people in Nigeria and Cameroon in weekend attacks. The bombers also died. Police who blamed Boko Haram say one girl detonated explosives strapped to her body Sunday evening at a military checkpoint guarding an entry to the northeastern city of Maiduguri. ... Cameroon said Monday that four teenage suicide bombers killed themselves and a family of five when they were stopped by self-defense fighters in that country's Fotokol town, near Nigeria's border." (11/23/15)

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2015/11/23/world/africa/ap-af-boko-haram.html  

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Israel: Two killed, one wounded in Tel Aviv stabbing attack

November 19, 2015
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Haaretz [Israel]    

"Two were killed and one was wounded in a stabbing attack on Ben Tzvi Road in Tel Aviv on Thursday afternoon. The wounded is in moderate condition. The Palestinian [Arab] assailant was lightly wounded and is in custody. At least some of the victims were reportedly in prayer at the time they were assaulted. According to a Magen David Adom rescue services spokesperson, the stabbing occurred at the entrance to the Panarama Building in southern Tel Aviv. The assailant was apprehended by a traffic cop in the storeroom of a shoe store." (11/19/15)

http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.687133  

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Belgium: Police launch raids in Molenbeek area of Brussels

November 19, 2015
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NBC News NBC News    

"The fate of the suspected lynchpin behind the Paris massacre was still unclear Thursday as police staged six new raids and made another arrest linked to last week's atrocity. ... Authorities launched six raids in Brussels early Thursday, including in the impoverished Molenbeek neighborhood where [Abdelhamid] Abaaoud grew up, a spokesman for Belgium's federal prosecutor told NBC News. The raided homes belonged to family and friends of Bilal Hadfi. The 20-year-old was one of three suicide bombers who attacked the Stade de France during a soccer game between France and Germany. One person was arrested, the spokesman said, adding that the operation was 'ongoing.'" (11/19/15)

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/paris-terror-attacks/paris-attacks-police-launch-raids-molenbeek-area-brussels-n466106  

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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)

http://ti.me/1jFDkTw  

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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)

http://bloom.bg/1RaPizm  

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