Police kill gunman trying to steal helicopter at airport

The incident is not believed to be an act of terrorism

 

Police in Oregon fatally shot a man who attempted to steal a helicopter from a private air hangar at an airport near Portland, authorities said Monday.

Hillsboro Police Lt. Henry Reimann said the armed man climbed a fence at the local airport and approached the helicopter in the hanger owned by Hillsboro Aero Academy around 11:30 a.m. local time. An academy employee was showing his girlfriend the helicopter, which had the engine switched on, Reimann said.

Source: Police kill gunman trying to steal helicopter at airport

Syria conflict: Damascus bomber strikes after car chase – BBC News

Police were chasing three suspected suicide attackers – one blew himself up after being surrounded.

Syrian state TV have released footage showing the aftermath of a car bomb attack in the capital Damascus.

The car exploded in Tahrir square in the capital’s east, reportedly killing at least 19 people and causing widespread damage.

Source: Syria conflict: Damascus bomber strikes after car chase – BBC News

Car bomb hits Afghan bank in restive Helmand province, 29 dead says governor

Dozens of civilians and members of the security forces were waiting to collect their monthly salaries.

The car detonated in the parking lot of the New Kabul Bank in the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah, where dozens of people, both civilians and security personnel, had gathered.

The weekend marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan and ushers in several days of celebration.

Source: Car bomb hits Afghan bank in restive Helmand province, 29 dead says governor

Brussels Central Station terror attack: Suspect dead after failed bombing – CNN.com

A suspect was fatally shot at Brussels Central Station Tuesday after a failed bombing that Belgian authorities are calling a terrorist attack.

Story highlights

  • Threat level remains at 3, a “possible and likely threat”
  • The incident was a failed bombing, senior Belgian counterterrorism official says

Source: Brussels Central Station terror attack: Suspect dead after failed bombing – CNN.com

 

At least 19 killed in hotel attack in Somalia’s capital

At least 19 people were killed when Islamist attackers launched a car bomb and gun attack on a busy hotel and adjacent restaurant in the Somali capital, a police officer said on Thursday.

A car driven by a suicide bomber rammed into the Posh Hotel in south Mogadishu on Wednesday evening before gunmen rushed into Pizza House, an adjacent restaurant, and took 20 people hostage. Posh Hotel is the only venue with a discotheque in the capital.

Source: At least 19 killed in hotel attack in Somalia’s capital