Tuesday, July 16, 2024

5 dead, 17 wounded in Vienna attack

Five people died, including an assailant, and 17 others were wounded in a shooting in the heart of Vienna hours before a coronavirus lockdown started, Austrian authorities said Tuesday. The dead attacker was a 20-year-old Austrian-North Macedonian dual national who had a previous terror conviction. (CTV)

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)

Sharif wanted to kill people says Crown

EDMONTON - Abdulahi Hasan Sharif intended to kill people when he led police on a high-speed chase through downtown Edmonton after allegedly attacking Const. Mike Chernyk, Crown prosecutors argued on his first day of trial. (Edmonton Journal)

France hunts terror suspect who launched attack on Strasbourg Christmas market

STRASBOURG - French authorities detained five people as they hunted Wednesday for a suspected extremist who sprayed gunfire at one of Europe’s most famous Christmas markets in the eastern city of Strasbourg, killing three and wounding at least 13 and putting the whole country on edge anew. (Time)
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  • 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 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)

    Saudi Air Force trainee condemned US as ‘nation of evil’ in hate-filled Twitter rant hours before shooting

    The Saudi Air Force trainee who killed three and injured eight when he opened fire at a naval base in Florida on Friday assailed the United States as 'a nation of evil' just before his shooting rampage. (Daily Mail)
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    Judge rules in favour of Khadr’s request to end sentence

    EDMONTON - Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench Chief Justice Mary Moreau made the ruling Monday morning in Edmonton, as family and supporters of Khadr cried and hugged each other when the decision was read out. Khadr was seeking the 3-1/2 years remaining on his 2010 youth sentence to be reduced to one day as he awaits a decision in his U.S. appeal. (Edmonton Journal)

    Montreal terrorist searched for ‘gay club’ before attack, lawyers blame Islamophobia

    Shortly before slashing a police officer’s throat in Flint, Michigan, Canadian terrorist Amor Ftouhi searched for the location of “gay club” on his phone, prosecutors say. (True North)

    ISIS leader dubbed ‘Jabba the Jihadi’ captured in Iraq

    He put the fat in fatwa. A morbidly obese ISIS fanatic dubbed “Jabba the Jihadi” has been captured by Iraqi forces — who loaded him onto a flatbed truck because he couldn’t fit in a police car. (New York Post)

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