Friday, August 23, 2019

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)

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)

    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)

    Freed homegrown jihadist remains ‘high risk to public safety’

    It’s clearly a bad sign when the Parole Board had labels you a “high risk to public safety” but must release you nonetheless. Kevin Omar Mohamed will soon be out of prison, freed on mandatory release after serving two-thirds of his four-and-a half-year sentence for participating in the activities of a terror group. (Toronto Sun)

    Appeal dismissed for alleged Edmonton ISIS supporter set for extradition

    EDMONTON - Abdullahi Ahmed Abdullahi is charged in the U.S. with providing material support for terrorists and conspiring to provide material support for terrorists. A three judge panel ruled in the Court of Appeal of Alberta Tuesday that the extradition judge was correct in his ruling there is enough evidence to allow a jury to convict if properly instructed, meeting the bar for extradition. (Edmonton Journal)

    Militants, police killed in failed attack on Chinese consulate in Karachi

    KARACHI - Separatist militants armed with guns and a suicide vest tried to storm the Chinese consulate in the southern Pakistani port city of Karachi on Friday, in one of the most serious attacks in years against Chinese nationals in the Islamic state. No Chinese nationals or consulate staff were harmed.(NPR)

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