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.
ISIS claimed responsibility for bombings that killed 43 at two Coptic churches in Egypt on Palm Sunday — brazen strikes against a vulnerable minority on one of the most important days on the Christian calendar.
STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — An explosive device found by a busy subway station in the Norwegian capital forced police to evacuate late night bars and restaurants, but officials said the device was neutralized and a suspect arrested.
Police Chief Vidar Pedersen confirmed that the device found Saturday night, initially described as “bomb-like,” was an explosive. The police Twitter account said it had been defused or neutralized.
Lahore, Apr 5 (PTI) A suicide bomber killed at least six persons, including four soldiers, and injured several others in Pakistan’s eastern Lahore city when he blew himself up near an army vehicle today. The blast targeted a census team on Lahore’s Bedian Road. The six killed included four army personnel
The suspect hired a sniper, who was an undercover FBI agent, to kill the pontiff during a 2015 visit.
A teenager from New Jersey pleaded guilty Monday to a 2015 assassination plot, inspired by the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) and its focus a high-profile target: Pope Francis.
The pontiff visited the U.S. in 2015, parading in his open ‘Popemobile’ at a Mass held in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on September 27.
The U.S. Justice Department said it was here that Santos Colon, 15 years old at the time, attempted to recruit a sniper to shoot and kill the leader of the Catholic faith, who is revered by more than a billion followers.
A suspected chemical attack killed at least 58 civilians including several children in rebel-held northwestern Syria on Tuesday, a monitor said, with the opposition accusing the government and demanding a UN investigation. The attack in the town of Khan Sheikhun left dozens suffering respiratory problems
British authorities reportedly made several arrests during an armed raid at a home Thursday in connection to the terror attack which left five people dead, including the police officer and the attacker.
Authorities cordoned off several roads in Birmingham, which is just over 100 miles from London, Sky News reported. London metro police said they were not “prepared to discuss the matter for operational reasons.”
China says one of its citizens was among 40 people injured in the attack outside Britain’s Parliament, and is urging Chinese nationals in the country to avoid crowded areas or traveling alone at night.
The Chinese Embassy in London said Thursday it was in touch with the family of the Chinese citizen injured in Wednesday’s attack. Its statement did not provide further details.
Chinese President Xi Jinping condemned the attack, sent condolences to Queen Elizabeth II and extended his regards to the families of those killed and injured.