Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Attack on college in Crimea kills 18, 50 wounded

Eighteen people were killed and dozens injured Wednesday at a college in Crimea when at least one attacker set off a bomb in the cafeteria and went through the building shooting at random, officials said. (CBC News)

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)

Police link N. Ireland bomb to new IRA

LONDONDERRY - Police investigating a suspected car bombing in the Northern Irish city of Londonderry said Sunday they believe dissident republican group the New IRA to be responsible. (AFP)

Media absent in Mississauga shooting

On May 29 a shooter walked into the Chicken Land restaurant in Mississauga.  When the shooting stopped five people were shot, one fatally. The Peel Regional Police Homicide squad is handling the file. They have named three suspects: Anand Nath, Naqash Abbasi, and Suliman Raza (pictured). Two of the suspects were subsequently arrested and charged, but Nath tried to flee, boarding a flight to Montreal. He ultimately turned himself in and was flown back to Mississauga. Peel Police have since charged him with first degree murder as well.  Now you’d almost think that this sort of shooting attack would attract a lot of media attention. But it didn’t. Unless you’re a voracious news consumer, it’s likely you never heard of any of this.  I scoured the internet to find information about this incident but had precious little success.Tom Quiggan has been following this story on his excellent podcast The Quiggan Report. But where’s the mainstream media? The shooting victims were, all but one, members of the same family which operated the restaurant. Naim Aki, 25, was killed in the shooting rampage. His dad, 56, Jihad, mom Rania, 44 and brother Daniel, were also shot but not fatally. A shot was fired at the 13-year-old sister Sandra, but fortunately missed.  A 58-year-old male employee of the restaurant was also shot.  The victims were members of the Lebanese Druze community while the suspects are Sunni Muslims.  It looks like the shooting was targeting the family and appears to have been a bid to eradicate them. Why? Well,...

‘Parcel bomb’ injures pedestrians in Lyon, France

A suspected parcel bomb has exploded in the centre of the eastern French city of Lyon, injuring eight people. Those hurt in the explosion on Victor-Hugo Street, including a girl aged eight, appear to have suffered superficial injuries. A cyclist was seen leaving the parcel outside a bakery on a street corner, reports say. (BBC)

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)

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)

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)

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