Stories tagged: terrorism
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 9:40 a.m.
At least 20 people killed in mosque attack in Afghan capital
Militants stormed a packed Shiite mosque in the Afghan capital during Friday prayers, in an attack that lasted for hours and ended with at least 20 worshipers killed and another …
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 1:38 p.m.
Dutch police detain suspect in concert terror threat
Alerted by a detailed tip from Spanish colleagues, Dutch police arrested a man Thursday and questioned him on suspicion of preparing an attack on a concert in Rotterdam by an …
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 8:43 a.m.
Islamists behead 11 in attack on checkpoint in central Libya
At least 11 people were beheaded on Wednesday in an attack by Islamist fighters on a checkpoint controlled by forces loyal to military commander Khalifa Haftar in central Libya, according …
Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 12:40 p.m.
Suspect says imam planned to blow himself up in Barcelona
An extremist cell in northeastern Spain was preparing bombs for an imam who planned to blow himself up at a Barcelona monument, a key suspect in the attacks that killed …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 11:26 p.m.
Trump renews Afghan commitment but says ‘no blank check’
Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo says he’s glad President Donald Trump seems to be following the advice of the nation’s military leaders to recommit the United States to the 16-year-old war …
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 12:46 p.m.
Three Afghan prison workers missing during training in Colorado
Colorado officials say three Afghan prison workers in the United States for training are missing after failing to return from an organized trip.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 3:26 p.m.
Finnish police shoot man who stabs 8 people in Turku; 2 dead
A man stabbed eight people Friday in Finland’s western city of Turku, killing two of them, before police shot him in the thigh and detained him, police said. Authorities were …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 9:27 a.m.
U.S. adds Kashmir militant group to terrorism blacklists
The Trump administration has added a Kashmiri militant group fighting to end Indian rule in the disputed Himalayan region to several terrorism blacklists. The designation blocks any assets the group …
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: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 8:39 p.m.
9/11 victim’s remains identified nearly 16 years later
The remains of a man killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11 have been identified nearly 16 years after the attacks.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 12:18 p.m.
Taliban suicide bomber strikes NATO convoy in Afghanistan
A suicide bomber struck a NATO convoy near the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Wednesday causing casualties, the U.S. military said without providing more information.
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 10:21 a.m.
Afghan official says explosion inside mosque kills 20
An Afghan hospital official says an explosion inside a minority Shiite mosque in western Herat, on the border with Iran, has killed at least 20 people.
Mon., July 31, 2017, 8:39 a.m.
Iraqi Embassy in Kabul targeted by bombing, gunmen
Gunmen stormed the Iraqi Embassy compound in Kabul after a suicide bomber blasted open the gates to the site Monday, forcing diplomats and others to flee as Afghan security forces …
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 …
UPDATED: Sat., July 29, 2017, 5:46 p.m.
Police disrupt plot in Australia to ‘bring down an airplane’
Police disrupted a terrorist plot to bring down an airplane and arrested four men on Saturday in raids on homes in several Sydney suburbs, the prime minister said on Sunday.
Mon., July 24, 2017, 10:56 a.m.
Afghan security scrutinized after suicide bomber kills 24
A Taliban suicide bomber killed 24 people in a horrific early morning assault in a neighborhood where prominent politicians reside, causing residents and analysts to question the government’s ability to …
Mon., July 24, 2017, 9:30 a.m.
Man with chainsaw wounds 5 in Swiss city; manhunt on for him
A man armed with a chainsaw wounded five people at a health insurer’s office Monday in the northern Swiss city of Schaffhausen, police said, triggering a manhunt for a suspect …
Mon., July 24, 2017, 8:36 a.m.
Pakistan: Suicide bombing in Lahore kills 26, wounds 54
A suicide bomber struck near a police team in the eastern city of Lahore Monday killing at least 26 and wounded another 54, many of them police officers, an official …
Fri., July 21, 2017, 3:37 p.m.
Al-Qaida suspect linked to cartoonist plot extradited to US
An al-Qaida suspect linked to a plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist has been brought to Philadelphia from Spain to face terrorism charges in federal court, despite President Donald Trump’s …
Thu., July 20, 2017, 8:47 a.m.
Ambush near Syrian capital kill 28 government troops
Syrian opposition activists say insurgents have ambushed a Syrian military force near the capital, Damascus, killing more than two dozen of them.
Wed., July 19, 2017, 12:54 p.m.
9/11 survivors accuse Theresa May of suppressing a report on Saudi terror links
Back when David Cameron was Britain’s prime minister, he commissioned an inquiry into revenue streams for extremist groups. Cameron agreed, reluctantly, to produce the report if the Liberal Democrats supported …
Wed., July 19, 2017, 7:33 a.m.
Mexico announces new laptop, tablet security on U.S. flights
Laptops and tablets on U.S.-bound flights from Mexico will be subjected to heightened carry-on security measures beginning Wednesday at the request of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Mexican authorities …
Tue., July 18, 2017, 11:57 a.m.
Supreme Court urged to reject Trump request to tighten travel ban
Opponents of President Donald Trump’s ban on refugees and visitors from six mostly Muslim countries are urging the Supreme Court to leave in place a federal judge’s order that would …
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, 8:45 p.m.
Lawsuit challenges YouTube over lost ads in zombie videos
Google and YouTube can’t tell the difference between promoting terrorism and rekilling the undead, a new lawsuit claims.
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 8:02 p.m.
Soldier supported Islamic State but remained in military
A U.S. soldier who was recently arrested on terrorism charges expressed support for the Islamic State group as early as 2011, but remained in the Army for years while the …
Tue., July 11, 2017, 11:39 a.m.
With global jihadi network, ISIS is likely here to stay
The Islamic State group’s mix of a local insurgency and digitally connected global jihadis gives the group staying power and the means to relaunch its future, from small cells of …
Tue., July 11, 2017, 10:22 a.m.
Kushner Cos. sought Qatar funds as Jared advised Trump
A few months before President Donald Trump encouraged Saudi Arabia and others to blockade Qatar, the real estate business owned by the family of his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, sought a …
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 12:12 p.m.
Man accused of mailing severed finger, fake bomb to IRS
An Olympia man who authorities say mailed one of his fingers to the IRS is now facing federal charges.
Tue., July 11, 2017, 8:05 a.m.
ATF: Explosion was domestic terrorism or a horrible prank
An explosion outside an Oklahoma Air Force recruiting center is being investigated as a possible act of domestic terrorism, but the late-night blast could also have been a horrible prank, …