Tuesday, June 22, 2021

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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  • Gruesome details emerge in beheading of French teacher

    PARIS - French authorities detained nine people Saturday in connection with the gruesome beheading of a teacher who had shown students caricatures of the prophet Muhammad, which is strictly prohibited by Muslim law. (Washington Post)
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  • Death toll rises to 359 in Sri Lanka bombings

    Sri Lanka's president has asked for the resignations of the defence secretary and national police chief, a dramatic internal shakeup after security forces shrugged off intelligence reports warning of possible attacks before Easter bombings that killed over 350 people, the president's office said Wednesday. (CBC)

    Palestinian fatally stabs American-born Israeli in West Bank

    EFRAT, Israel - A well-known American-born activist on behalf of Israeli settlers was stabbed to death outside a West Bank mall Sunday, reportedly by a 17-year-old Palestinian attacker. (Fox News)

    Tactical police who stopped Edmonton terror attack testify

    EDMONTON - The tactical police officers at the front of the pursuit of a U-Haul truck downtown never saw the U-Haul’s brake lights as it sped through busy traffic and veered onto the sidewalk, the jury heard in Abdulahi Hasan Sharif’s attempted murder trial Thursday. (Edmonton Journal)

    Backpacker murders: ISIS posted grisly images on grieving mom’s Facebook page

    ISIS fanatics who murdered tourists Dane Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, and Norwegian Maren Ueland, 28, while they slept, used social media to spread their vile message. (Toronto Sun)
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  • Nine more arrested in backpacker murders
  • Deadly stabbing attack in Nice ‘is terrorism’ says mayor

    Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi said there had been a "terrorist attack at the heart of the Notre-Dame basilica". One elderly victim who had come to pray was "virtually beheaded". A suspect was shot and detained shortly afterwards. (BBC)

    Details on Richmond Hill terror case doesn’t pass the sniff test

    When the World Trade Centre was attacked on September 11, 2001, I was in Calgary. I wound up at the airport watching all the international flights being grounded and stack parked wherever they could on the tarmac.  I did more than a dozen TV news interviews that day from the airport. The underlying message I was giving was whatever you knew the world as on September 10, it had now changed and changed utterly.(True North)

    Chaos in Edmonton rush hour

    EDMONTON - In a series of events police are describing as a crime spree, the suspect allegedly fled the scene of the stabbing, robbed a nearby store, assaulted a shop employee and stole a getaway car before getting into a scuffle with police in west Edmonton. (CBC News)
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  • Suspected ISIS supporter arrested in Guelph

    A man suspected of trying to join ISIS while in Turkey was arrested on a terrorism peace bond after returning to Guelph, according to Global News. (True North)

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