In latest Twitter outburst US president makes terrorism link even though annual figures cover all police-recorded offences
MARSEILLE, France/PARIS- Two women were stabbed to death and their assailant shot dead by soldiers in the southern French port city of Marseille on Sunday in what police sources described as a “likely terrorist act.”
Three police sources said the suspect had shouted “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest) as he carried out his attack at Marseille’s main railway station.
Tourists were locked inside the Eiffel Tower and the Eurostar evacuated.
The car detonated in the eastern district of Jamila, police said, as Iraqi government forces were preparing to declare victory over the Sunni Muslim militants of Islamic State more than 400 km (250 miles) further north in the city of Tal Afar.
Medics reported that at least 8 are dead and approximately 25 were wounded in the explosion.
Catalan police confirmed the shooting death of Younes Abouyaaqoub, the main suspect in the Barcelona attack on Las Ramblas in which 14 people died and over 100 were injured.
All 12 members of the terrorist cell which carried out the attack are either dead or in custody, but the authorities are not closing the investigation.
It has happened again: A vehicle driven by a radical jihadist maniac plowed into a crowd of people in a densely populated city, this time killing 13 and injuring dozens in Barcelona. In a second attack there, a car rammed into two police officers .
As in Nice, as in London, as in Stockholm, as in Jerusalem.
By Ahmed Kingimi
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) – A woman suicide bomber blew herself up and killed 27 others at a market in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, two local officials said, in an attack bearing the hallmark of Boko Haram militants.Two more suicide bombers detonated their devices at the gates to a nearby refugee camp, wounding many people, an emergency services official said.
In all, 83 people were wounded in the three explosions near the city of Maiduguri, epicenter of the long-running conflict between government forces and Boko Haram.
A young girl has been killed and at least 12 people injured after a car deliberately drove into a pizzeria in a small village to the east of Paris. The car ploughed into the busy terrace of the restaurant in Sept-Sorts, a village of about 450 inhabitants in Seine et Marne. A spokesman for the Ministry of the Interior said the young girl killed was 13-years-old. He added four people were in a critical condition and eight suffered from less serious injuries.
Witnesses were quoted as saying that three gunmen opened fire on customers seated outside a hotel and restaurant.
The city centre has been sealed off by the army, and the US embassy in Ouagadougou has warned its citizens to avoid the area.
A jihadist attack on a cafe nearby left 30 people dead in January last year.
There are fears that the attack is the work of one of the affiliates of al-Qaeda that are active in the Sahel region, the BBC’s Alex Duval Smith reports.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Sunday that security had been increased at Sydney Airport since Thursday because of the plot.
“I can report last night that there has been a major joint counterterrorism operation to disrupt a terrorist plot to bring down an airplane,” Turnbull told reporters. “The operation is continuing.”
HILLSBORO, Ore. —
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.
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.
The Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria has lost 80 percent of its revenue and more than 60 percent of its territory since its cataclysmic rise in 2014, according to a new analysis.
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.
- Threat level remains at 3, a “possible and likely threat”
- The incident was a failed bombing, senior Belgian counterterrorism official says
A vehicle has struck pedestrians “leaving a number of casualties” in north London, police said.
One person has been arrested following the incident on Seven Sisters Road in Finsbury Park.
Source: Van hits people at UK mosque
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.
Tourists fled for cover as the attack unfolded. Hundreds of people were in the cathedral at the time.
France is in a state of emergency since attacks by jihadists in Paris killed 130 people in 2015.
The gunman shot three officers before police killed him. Two of the wounded police officers were taken to a hospital, and the other was treated at the scene.
Across the pond: British police name 2 of 3 London attackers
Armed police are said to be at the scene while people have been seen fleeing the central London landmark. Bridge is reported to be on lockdown. Crash reported to have happened approximately 10:30 PM London time.
- There have been unconfirmed reports of at least seven victims being stabbed
- Witnesses said a white van veered off the road on London Bridge and hit people
- Witness said she saw three people with what appeared to be their throats cut
- Armed police and bomb squad are at the scene and boats are searching Thames
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London Bridge has been placed on lockdown after a van reportedly ploughed into a crowd of pedestrians in what is feared to be a terror attack. The bridge has been closed in both directions while armed police investigate the “major incident”. Witnesses at the scene reported seeing a white van drive into a number of pedestrians just before 10.30pm on Saturday evening.
A massive explosion rocked a highly secure diplomatic area of Kabul on Wednesday morning, killing 80 people and wounding as many as 350, an attack that left a scene of mayhem and destruction and sent a huge plume of smoke over the Afghan capital.
The number of Christians killed in an armed attack on buses carrying pilgrims in Upper Egypt’s Minya governorate has risen to 28, with 23 injured, the governor announced on Friday afternoon.
In a phone call interview with local satellite channel ONTV live on Friday afternoon, Minya’s governor, Essam El-Bedewy, announced the new death toll, adding that seven of the victims were from El-Minya while the other 21 were from Beni Suef governroate.
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JAKARTA (Reuters) – Two suspected suicide bombers killed three Indonesian police officers and injured 10 people on Wednesday night in twin blasts near a bus station in the eastern part of the capital, police said.
The blasts went off five minutes apart at Jakarta’s Kampung Melayu terminal, police said.
Footage from the scene sees police surrounding the assailant, who was quickly detained, local media reported.
“This is currently being treated as a terrorist incident until police know otherwise,” the Greater Manchester Police said in a statement.
“Today I thank God, my daughter is alive,” Yahi Bulata told NPR’s Ofeibea Quist-Arcton as he hugged his now 21-year-old daughter, Comfort Bulus Bulata. He said he hoped she would now be able to continue her education. Mothers sang a song of thanks.
PARIS — A gunman opened fire on French police Thursday on Paris’s best-known boulevard, killing one officer and wounding two others before being fatally shot himself in an incident that raised the specter of renewed terrorism just three days before voters go to the polls to elect a new president.
The Islamic State promptly claimed responsibility for the attack, French news media reported. The gunman was slain while attempting to flee.