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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

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

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

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 …

‘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 …

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

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 …

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 …

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

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.

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

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 …

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

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

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 …

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

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 …

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.

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.

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

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, …

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.

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, …

Anti-Defamation League, Jewish centers get more threats

The Anti-Defamation League and several Jewish community centers across the country got a new round of bomb threats Tuesday, prompting a school in Chicago to evacuate and adding to the …

U.S. renews global terrorism warning for Americans abroad

The State Department has renewed its global terrorism warning for American citizens abroad, urging them to stay vigilant in public places and boost their security awareness.