Stories tagged: attack
Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 10:18 a.m.
Thousands march over ‘Somalia’s 9/11;’ attack details emerge
Somali intelligence officials shared a detailed account of the country’s deadliest attack, while thousands marched Wednesday in Mogadishu in a show of defiance against the extremist group blamed for Saturday’s …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 10:02 p.m.
Deadliest single attack in Somalia’s history kills 276
The most powerful bomb blast ever witnessed in Somalia’s capital killed at least 231 people with more than 275 injured, a senator said Sunday, making it the deadliest single attack …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 4:50 p.m.
U.S. officials: 4th U.S. soldier dead after attack in Niger
After an extensive search, a U.S. soldier who had been missing for nearly two days in Niger was found dead, a result of a deadly ambush by dozens of Islamic …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 5:36 p.m.
After attacks on U.S. diplomats, Cubans’ visa hopes in limbo
Thousands of islanders have had their travel plans thrown into limbo by the U.S. State Department’s announcement Friday that it was indefinitely suspending visa processing in Cuba. The move was …
Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
Marseille suspect released from custody day before attack
A man who fatally stabbed two women outside Marseille’s main train station had been detained for shoplifting and released the day before the attack, and used seven fake identities in …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 5:56 p.m.
Grizzly attacks men hunting black bears in Montana
Montana wildlife authorities say a man shot and killed a grizzly bear after it ran out of some brush and bit his adult son’s arm.
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 9:33 a.m.
Attack in north Mali kills 3 peacekeepers
The U.N. mission in Mali says three peacekeepers have been killed and five others wounded in an attack on a convoy.
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 2:11 p.m.
Police: Third arrest made in London subway attack
British police have arrested a third suspect in connection with the bomb that partially exploded on a London subway last week.
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 5:03 p.m.
19 indicted for attacking protesters during Erdogan U.S. visit
A total of 19 people, including 15 identified as Turkish security officials, were indicted Tuesday by a grand jury in the U.S. capital for attacking protesters in May 2017 during …
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 3:20 p.m.
Teen pleads guilty to lesser charge in Slender Man attack
One of two Wisconsin girls charged with repeatedly stabbing a classmate to impress the fictitious horror character Slender Man pleaded guilty Monday, but she still faces a trial in the …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 20, 2017, 10:19 p.m.
Spanish town struggles to square growth of extremist cell
The town of Ripoll, home to two suspects in last week’s attack in Barcelona, is cut off by police roadblocks as the search for an alleged cell member thought to …
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 8:36 a.m.
Man ambushes French soldiers in car attack, later arrested
French police shot and arrested a man suspected of slamming a BMW into soldiers in a Paris suburb on Wednesday, injuring six of them in what appeared to be a …
UPDATED: Sun., July 30, 2017, 9:53 p.m.
Al-Shabab attack on African Union convoy kills 8 in Somalia
Fighters with the al-Shabab extremist group ambushed an African Union convoy in southern Somalia on Sunday, killing at least eight soldiers, a Somali military officer said. The attack came hours …
Thu., July 27, 2017, 2:29 p.m.
Boko Haram attack on Nigeria oil team said to have killed 48
An attack on a Nigerian oil exploration team by Boko Haram Islamist militants killed at least 48 people, hospital and military officials in the northeast city of Maiduguri said.
UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
Swiss police arrest man in chainsaw attack
A man suspected of wounding five people with a chainsaw was still on the loose Tuesday, Swiss police said, issuing an international arrest warrant amid a huge manhunt near the …
Mon., July 17, 2017, 9:34 a.m.
2 killed, 9 hurt in cleaver attack at Chinese Walmart store
Two people were hacked to death and another nine injured by a man wielding a meat cleaver inside a Walmart store in China’s southern manufacturing hub of Shenzhen, police in …
UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 7:41 p.m.
Egypt attacks: 2 German female tourists, 5 policemen killed
Two German female tourists were stabbed to death while four other foreigners were wounded in an attack Friday at a hotel in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Hurghada, an …
Fri., July 7, 2017, 11:08 p.m.
IS claims attack in Egypt’s Sinai that killed 23 soldiers
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for attacking a remote Egyptian army outpost in the Sinai Peninsula with a suicide car bomb and heavy machine gun fire. The assault killed …
Wed., July 5, 2017, 4:17 p.m.
Government supporters storm Venezuela congress, injuring lawmakers
Pro-government militias wielding wooden sticks and metal bars stormed congress on Wednesday and attacked opposition lawmakers during a special session coinciding with Venezuela’s independence day.
Wed., June 21, 2017, 3:17 p.m.
Republican convicted of attacking reporter joins House
Rep. Greg Gianforte of Montana was sworn in Wednesday. While his arrest last month on assault charges made national and even international news, Gianforte said he was greeted “very warmly” …
UPDATED: Sat., June 17, 2017, 9:01 p.m.
Palestinians dispute IS claim for deadly attack on Israel
Palestinian militants disputed an Islamic State claim Saturday that it was behind a deadly attack against Israel, saying it was their people who killed a female police officer on duty …
Fri., June 9, 2017, 3:26 p.m.
Iran leaders accuse U.S., Saudis of supporting Tehran attacks
Iranian leaders on Friday accused the United States and Saudi Arabia of supporting the Islamic State-claimed dual attacks that killed 17 people in Tehran this week, as thousands of Iranians …
Wed., June 7, 2017, 2:33 p.m.
London attacker’s mother blames internet for radicalizing son
The youngest of the London Bridge attackers pleaded with his mother to settle with him in Syria but instead moved to Britain, where his extremist views hardened and he fell …
UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017, 5:42 p.m.
UK hails man who fled attack holding beer an unlikely hero
People in the U.K. have responded to the deadly London Bridge attack with sorrow and distinctly British humor, hailing a man pictured walking away from the mayhem holding a pint …
Thu., June 1, 2017
Don’t lose sight of heroism, compassion in tragedy
As Jeremy Joseph Christian continued his menacing rant, the three men stepped forward because their sense of community, humanity and courage demanded it.
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 …