Stories tagged: terrorism
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 …
UPDATED: Fri., April 7, 2017, 2:47 p.m.
Four killed in Stockholm truck attack described as terrorism
A hijacked beer truck plowed into pedestrians at a central Stockholm department store on Friday, killing four people, wounding 15 others and sending screaming shoppers fleeing in panic in what …
Fri., April 7, 2017, 6:17 a.m.
Russians arrest three in subway bombing case, defuse device
Russian security agents on Thursday arrested three people suspected of links to a suicide bomber accused of attacking the city’s subway and deactivated an explosive device in the apartment where …
Wed., April 5, 2017, 1:48 p.m.
Police arrest 7 in wake of St. Petersburg subway bombing
As part of a sweeping hunt for any accomplices of the St. Petersburg suicide bomber, investigators Wednesday rounded up seven suspected Islamic State recruiters from the Central Asia region of …
Wed., April 5, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Russia sets out agenda for Tillerson as Moscow visit announced
Russia seized on the announcement of Rex Tillerson’s first visit to Moscow as U.S. secretary of state by setting out an unusually detailed agenda for talks that it said aimed …
Tue., April 4, 2017, 2:12 p.m.
Russian police hunt possible accomplices of suicide bomber
Investigators searched for possible accomplices of a 22-year-old native of the Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan identified as the suicide bomber in the St. Petersburg subway, as residents came to …
Tue., April 4, 2017, 7:55 a.m.
St. Petersburg subway blast was suicide attack, officials say
A 22-year old suicide bomber born in the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan was behind a blast on the St. Petersburg subway that killed 14 people, Russian investigators said Tuesday.
UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 3:33 p.m.
Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof to plead guilty to murder charges
Convicted South Carolina church shooter Dylann Roof is set to plead guilty to state murder charges to avoid a second death sentence.
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 …
Tue., March 28, 2017, 8:58 a.m.
‘Carlos the Jackal’ sentenced to life for 1974 attack
A French court on Tuesday convicted the man known as “Carlos the Jackal,” once the world’s most-wanted fugitive, of a deadly 1974 attack on a Paris shopping arcade and sentenced …
Mon., March 27, 2017, 11:45 a.m.
Maryland teen planned violent attack at her school, authorities say
A shotgun, ammunition and bomb-making materials were found at the Maryland home of an 18-year-old student planning an attack at her high school, authorities announced Monday.
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 3:59 p.m.
U.S.-backed fighters to pause military action near Syria dam
U.S.-backed forces in northern Syria said Monday they will pause military operations near a major dam held by the Islamic State group in order to allow engineers to fix any …
Mon., March 27, 2017, 11:32 a.m.
No evidence London attacker was linked to Islamic State, police say
British police said Monday that they have found no evidence that London attacker Khalid Masood was linked to the Islamic State, despite a claim by the militant group that he …
Mon., March 27, 2017, 8:05 a.m.
Suspected al-Qaida bomber kills 5 soldiers in Yemen’s south
Yemeni security officials say a suicide bomber likely from al-Qaida has attacked a government building in the southern Lahj province, killing five soldiers and wounding ten, including civilians.
UPDATED: Sun., March 26, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
UK: Attacker used WhatsApp, firm must help police get access
Westminster Bridge attacker Khalid Masood sent a WhatsApp message that cannot be accessed because it was encrypted by the popular messaging service, a top British security official said Sunday.
Sat., March 25, 2017, 1:01 p.m.
Suspected suicide bomber dies in blast near Dhaka airport
Bangladesh police say a man detonated a bomb near a police post on a busy road near Dhaka’s airport, killing himself but causing no other injuries.
UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 9:32 p.m.
After promising youth, London attacker became troubled loner
On the final night of a troubled, disjointed life that began in the affluent English countryside and ended in a deadly rampage on the streets of London, Khalid Masood returned …
Thu., March 23, 2017, 1:22 p.m.
Car tries to ram Antwerp shopping area; security tightened
Belgian authorities tightened security Thursday in the port city of Antwerp after a Frenchman drove his car at high speed through a busy shopping area, forcing pedestrians to jump out …
UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017, 7:32 p.m.
Israel arrests hacker linked to threats on U.S. Jewish centers
Israeli police on Thursday arrested a 19-year-old Israeli Jewish man as the primary suspect in a string of bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers and other institutions in the U.S., …
UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017, 3:04 p.m.
IS claims responsibility for London attack; police identify killer as Khalid Masood
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for an attack by a man who plowed an SUV into pedestrians on London’s Westminster Bridge before stabbing a police officer to death 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: Wed., March 22, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Five killed, including assailant, in attack outside British Parliament
A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage in the heart of Britain’s seat of power Wednesday, plowing a car into pedestrians on London’s Westminster Bridge before stabbing an armed …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 8:06 a.m.
Taliban attack Afghan checkpoint, kill 6 intelligence forces
A suicide car bomb targeted a checkpoint in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province, killing at least six members of an intelligence unit, an Afghan official said Tuesday.
Mon., March 20, 2017, 11:13 a.m.
Iraqi officials say Baghdad bombing kills at least 23
A suicide car bombing in Baghdad killed at least 23 people on Monday and wounded 45 others, according to Iraqi officials.
Mon., March 20, 2017, 11:02 a.m.
Video from Paris airport attack shows suspect rushing soldier
Video of a suspected Islamic extremist at Paris’ Orly airport shows a soldier caught by surprise when an attacker drops a shopping bag and grabs her from behind.
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, …
Tue., March 14, 2017
Debate to persist on eve of Iraq invasion
The questions that were unanswered before the president declared the window for diplomacy shut are unanswered still.
Mon., March 13, 2017, 12:44 p.m.
Carlos the Jackal regrets not killing ‘people I should have’
PARIS – Once the world’s most-wanted fugitive, the man known as “Carlos the Jackal” appeared in a French court Monday for a deadly 1974 attack on a Paris shopping arcade, …