Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Russian teen blows himself up in lobby of FSB building

MOSCOW - Russia opened an investigation into suspected terrorism after a 17-year-old youth blew himself up on Wednesday in the lobby of an office belonging to Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) in the north of the country. (Reuters)

London Bridge closed after apparent terror attack

A "major incident" on the London Bridge on Friday brought auto and pedestrian traffic in the key thoroughfare to a standstill, as police descended on the scene after reports of a stabbing and dramatic video appeared to show British authorities struggling with a man before shooting him. (Fox News)

At least 20 dead, scores hurt in bombing at Catholic Cathedral in Philippines

JOLO, Philippines - Two bombs minutes apart tore through a Roman Catholic cathedral on a southern Philippine island where Muslim militants are active, killing at least 20 people and wounding 111 others during a Sunday Mass, officials said. (CTV News)
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  • French anti-terror police arrest Algerian national in Lyon bomb attack

    A 24-year-old man suspected of planting a parcel bomb in the centre of the French city of Lyon on Friday afternoon has been arrested along with his parents and another relative, the Paris prosecutor said on Monday. French judicial sources have confirmed the suspect is an Algerian national. (Financial Times)

    Failed Port Authority bomber found guilty of terrorism

    NEW YORK - A Bangladeshi immigrant who set off a pipe bomb in New York City's busiest subway station at rush hour on behalf of ISIS has been convicted of terrorism charges.(Daily Mail)

    Three injured in stabbing attack in The Hague shopping district

    At least three people were stabbed in an attack on a busy shopping street in The Hague, officials say. Police said they were still searching for a suspect and no arrests had been made after the attack at about 19:45 local time. (BBC)

    Coast Guard Lieutenant arrested in terror plot

    WASHINGTON - A Coast Guard lieutenant who was arrested last week is a “domestic terrorist” who drafted an email discussing biological attacks and had what appeared to be a hit list that included prominent Democrats and media figures, prosecutors said in court papers. (AP)

    ‘Nothing to see here, folks’: What Canadians are increasingly being told about national security matters

    Whoddunit? What happened? Why’d it happen? It’s only natural that human beings will ask these questions if a shooting happens in their neighbourhood, a vehicle rams into pedestrians, or people in their city are arrested for having explosive devices. So natural that there are entire genres of books, movies and TV shows devoted to people asking these questions and doggedly pursuing answers. (Toronto Sun)

    Terror mayhem in Melbourne

    MELBOURNE - Islamic State is taking credit for a savage terror attack in Australia that killed one man and could have left scores dead.Cops say a Somalian immigrant, Mohamed Khalif — who goes by the name of Hassan Shire — crashed his truck on a busy street, hitting a pedestrian and then tried to set the truck on fire. (Toronto Sun)

    London Bridge terrorist was banned from London but given exemption Friday

    The London Bridge terrorist was banned from entering the capital – and was only allowed in on Friday afternoon to attend a prisoner rehabilitation session. Multiple reports suggest Usman Khan had 20 strict conditions imposed on him when he was released from jail in December 2018, ahead of the horrific attack, which has left two people dead. (Metro UK)
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