Stories tagged: attack
Sun., April 23, 2017, 4:19 p.m.
France: 2 men charged in thwarted pre-election attack
French authorities have filed preliminary charges against two people of plotting an attack days before a tense presidential election.
UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 9:17 a.m.
Philippine troops kill suspected militant on resort island
Philippine forces killed a suspected Muslim militant in new fighting Saturday in a central resort province where troops foiled possible kidnapping and bombing plots by extremists earlier this month, officials …
UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 9:06 p.m.
At least 140 dead after Taliban attack on a key Afghan army base, officials say
Authorities on Saturday raised the casualty toll to 100 in an attack on a military compound in northern Afghanistan a day earlier by gunmen and suicide bombers wearing army uniforms.
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 10:28 p.m.
ISIS claims attack on French police that left 1 dead, 2 wounded
A gunman opened fire on French police Thursday on a renowned Paris boulevard, killing one and wounding two others before being fatally shot himself in an incident that shook France …
Tue., April 18, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
Islamic State claims attack on Egypt police checkpoint
The Islamic State extremist group has claimed responsibility for an attack on an Egyptian police checkpoint near the famed Saint Catherine’s Monastery in Sinai late Tuesday which authorities said killed …
Sat., April 15, 2017, 9 p.m.
North Korean missile failure follows day of military fanfare
North Korea on Saturday flaunted missiles in a parade that can theoretically reach the United States and defiantly stated that it was prepared to counter any U.S. attack with “a …
UPDATED: Sun., April 9, 2017, 9:49 p.m.
Suspect’s status as failed asylum-seeker saddens Stockholm
Swedes questioned their country’s welcoming immigration policies with pride and pain on Sunday after learning that an asylum-seeker from Uzbekistan was allegedly behind the truck rampage that killed four people, …
UPDATED: Sun., April 9, 2017, 2:27 p.m.
Suicide bombers kill 44 at Palm Sunday services in Egypt
Bombs exploded at two Coptic churches in different cities in northern Egypt as worshippers were celebrating Palm Sunday, killing at least 43 people and wounding about 100 in an assault …
Sat., April 8, 2017, 12:45 p.m.
Swedish police arrest man suspected of driving truck that killed four in Stockholm
Swedish police said Saturday that they believe they have captured the man accused of turning a beer truck into a weapon a day earlier by driving it into a crowd …
Thu., April 6, 2017, 11:28 p.m.
Analysis: For Trump, an overnight evolution on Syria
President Donald Trump’s sudden decision to order airstrikes against the Syrian government was an overnight evolution for a president who long warned against deeper American involvement in one of the …
UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017, 11:39 p.m.
Analysis: The biggest question about attacking Assad is: What comes next?
For President Donald Trump, choosing targets and launching cruise missiles to punish the Syrian regime for using chemical weapons this week may have been a relatively clear-cut decision. The big …
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 4:37 p.m.
U.K. police, Muslim youths link hands to mark London attack
Police officers, Muslim youths and hundreds of others linked hands Wednesday on Westminster Bridge to honor the four people who died in a terrorist attack that started on the span …
Sat., March 25, 2017, 12:54 p.m.
London attacker had worked in Saudi Arabia teaching English
The British man who killed four people during a London rampage had made three trips to Saudi Arabia: He taught English there twice on a work visa and returned on …
Wed., March 22, 2017, 5:22 p.m.
Ramming cars into crowds becoming a major terror tactic
Wednesday’s attack in London involved one of terrorists’ new favorite tactics: driving a vehicle into a crowd.
UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 9:28 p.m.
Somalia blames Saudi-led coalition for deadly strike on boat
Somalia’s government on Saturday blamed the Saudi-led coalition for Friday’s attack on a boat that killed at least 42 Somali refugees off the coast of war-torn Yemen, calling the assault …
UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 5:27 p.m.
Paris prosecutor says airport attacker said, “I am here to die for Allah’
Yelling that he wanted to kill and die for Allah, a suspected Islamic extremist attacked a French soldier Saturday morning at Paris’ Orly Airport and wrested away her assault rifle, …
Thu., March 9, 2017, 2:59 p.m.
Several injured in ax attack at Dusseldorf train station
German police swarmed the main train station in the city of Dusseldorf after an ax attack left several people injured, authorities said.
UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 9:55 p.m.
Idaho school led locker room assault investigation
The investigation into the sexual assault of a disabled black football player by his white teammates at a small-town Idaho high school showed that crucial evidence was collected by school …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 2:22 p.m.
Deadly insurgent attack in Homs weighs on UN-led Syria talks
A deadly terrorist attack in central Syria on Saturday threatened to thwart efforts to wrest a political solution at peace talks in Geneva, with the U.N. mediator decrying “spoilers” who …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, 9:54 p.m.
Rockets hit Baghdad’s Green Zone after protests turn violent
Two rockets landed in Baghdad’s highly fortified Green Zone on Saturday night following clashes at anti-government protests that left five dead, according to Iraqi security and hospital officials.
Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 10:32 p.m.
Syria says Israeli strikes hit near airport west of capital
Syria on Friday accused Israel of firing rockets that hit near a major military airport west of Damascus, triggering a fire, and warned Tel Aviv of repercussions without specifying whether …
Sat., Dec. 31, 2016, 4:02 p.m.
New Year’s attack on packed Istanbul club leaves 35 dead
An assailant believed to have been dressed in a Santa Claus costume opened fire at a nightclub in Istanbul during New Year’s celebrations Saturday, killing at least 35 people and …
Sat., Dec. 24, 2016, 4:21 p.m.
Investigators seek supply network for slain Berlin attacker
Investigators on Saturday worked to determine if the Berlin Christmas market attacker got any logistical support to cross at least two European borders and evade capture for days before being …
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016, 3:47 p.m.
Gunmen kill 10, including Canadian, in attacks on police in Jordan, top news
Gunmen assaulted Jordanian police in a series of attacks Sunday, including at a Crusader castle popular with tourists, killing seven officers, two local civilians and a woman visiting from Canada, …
Sat., Dec. 10, 2016, 3:46 p.m.
Twin blasts near Istanbul soccer stadium kill 29 , wound 166
Two explosions struck Saturday night outside a major soccer stadium in Istanbul after fans had gone home, in an attack that caused fatalities and wounded at least 20 police officers, …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 9:44 a.m.
Somber moment for president-elect: Trump to meet Ohio State victims
President-elect Donald Trump is taking on a somber task Thursday that became all too familiar to his predecessor – supporting survivors after an outbreak of violence, this time families and …
Sat., Nov. 12, 2016, 2:29 p.m.
U.S. military: Blast at Afghan air base kills four Americans
An explosion at a U.S. airfield in Afghanistan early Saturday morning killed four people, the U.S. military said.
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 10:15 p.m.
Pakistani officials say 48 police trainees killed in attack
QUETTA, Pakistan – Gunmen stormed a police training center late Monday in Pakistan’s restive Baluchistan province and detonated explosive vests, killing at least 48 police trainees, authorities said. Baluchistan’s top …
Mon., Oct. 10, 2016, 6:31 p.m.
Shark attacks surfer off Oregon Coast, police say
Police say a shark has attacked a surfer north of Cannon Beach off the Oregon coast.
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 1:25 p.m.
Jury convicts Georgia man who threw boiled water on gay men
A jury convicted a Georgia man on Wednesday for throwing boiled water on a same-sex couple sleeping in an apartment, leaving them with severe burns that required surgery.