Thursday, May 13, 2021

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)

‘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)

‘American Taliban’ released from prison

John Walker Lindh, the captured Islamic militant who at age 20 journeyed to Afghanistan to join the Taliban and fought alongside the terrorists in the days after 9/11,  was released from a U.S. federal prison in Indiana on Thursday, his lawyer confirmed to the Washington Post -- despite lawmakers' concerns about the “security and safety implications” of freeing an unrepentant terrorist who officials say continues to “openly call for extremist violence." (Fox News)

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)

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)

More than 85 bomb detonators found at Sri Lanka bus station

Sri Lankan police have found 87 bomb detonators at the main bus station in Sri Lanka. Officers made the discovery in the capital, Colombo, on Monday, a spokesman said, a day after suicide bombers attacked churches and hotels killing 290 people and wounding about 500. (Metro News)

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)
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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)

Gaza rocket strike hits home in central Israel

An early morning rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck a house in central Israel on Monday, wounding seven people and prompting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cut short a trip to Washington. (CBC)
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Montreal priest stabbed during mass

MONTREAL - A Catholic priest was stabbed in front of dozens of stunned worshippers as he was celebrating mass Friday morning at Montreal's St. Joseph's Oratory. A 26-year-old man is in custody and was being questioned Friday afternoon by police. They said he will appear in court Saturday to face charges that have yet to be determined, but which could range from assault with a weapon to attempted murder. (CP24)
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