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

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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

 

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Van hits people at UK mosque

One person has been arrested after a vehicle struck pedestrians in North London, leaving a number of casualties.

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

Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-40322960#_=_

 

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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

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Paris’s Notre-Dame: Attacker shot outside cathedral – BBC News

The suspect attacked a police officer with a hammer in an incident officials say is “terrorism”.

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.

Source: Paris’s Notre-Dame: Attacker shot outside cathedral – BBC News

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Australian police treating deadly shootout as terror attack – CBS News

Shootout ended with two men dead, three officers wounded and female hostage freed

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.

Source: Australian police treating deadly shootout as terror attack – CBS News

Across the pond: British police name 2 of 3 London attackers

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Car ‘ploughs into 20 people on London Bridge’ | Daily Mail Online

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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Source: Car ‘ploughs into 20 people on London Bridge’ | Daily Mail Online

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London Bridge crash: Fears of terror attack after ‘van ploughs into crowd of pedestrians’ | London Evening Standard

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.

Source: London Bridge crash: Fears of terror attack after ‘van ploughs into crowd of pedestrians’ | London Evening Standard

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Resorts World Manila: At least 36 bodies found at casino complex – BBC News

Police said he later killed himself by setting himself on fire.The incident sparked a security lockdown. Authorities initially said there were no casualties, but appear to have only found the bodies while sweeping the complex after the gunman’s body was recovered.

Source: Resorts World Manila: At least 36 bodies found at casino complex – BBC News

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Bombing in diplomatic area of Kabul kills 80, wounds scores

Security forces inspect near the site of an explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, May 31, 2017. A massive explosion rocked a highly secure diplomatic area of Kabul on Wednesday morning, causing casualties and sending a huge plume of smoke over the Afghan capital. (Rahmat Gul/Associated Press)

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.

Source: Bombing in diplomatic area of Kabul kills 80, wounds scores

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UPDATE 5: Death toll in Upper Egypt attack on vehicles carrying Coptic Christians rises to 28: Minya governor – Politics – Egypt – Ahram Online

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.

Source: UPDATE 5: Death toll in Upper Egypt attack on vehicles carrying Coptic Christians rises to 28: Minya governor – Politics – Egypt – Ahram Online

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Statement from President Donald J. Trump

The alleged leaks coming out of government agencies are deeply troubling. These leaks have been going on for a long time and my Administration will get to the bottom of this. The leaks of sensitive information pose a grave threat to our national security.

I am asking the Department of Justice and other relevant agencies to launch a complete review of this matter, and if appropriate, the culprit should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

There is no relationship we cherish more than the Special Relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom.

Source: Statement from President Donald J. Trump

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Suspected suicide bombers kill 3 police officers, wound 10 in Jakarta – NY Daily News

By Agustinus Beo Da Costa and Tom Allard

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.

Source: Suspected suicide bombers kill 3 police officers, wound 10 in Jakarta – NY Daily News

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82 Chibok Girls Abducted By Boko Haram Reunite With Families In Nigeria : The Two-Way : NPR

In an emotional reunion, 82 of the Chibok girls hugged their families for the first time since they were abducted by Boko Haram militants in 2014. The girls will remain in government care for now.

“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.

Source: 82 Chibok Girls Abducted By Boko Haram Reunite With Families In Nigeria : The Two-Way : NPR

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One dead, two wounded as Paris police come under fire on Champs-Elysees

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.

Source: One dead, two wounded as Paris police come under fire on Champs-Elysees

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Norway police neutralize explosive device, arrest suspect – NY Daily News

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.

Source: Norway police neutralize explosive device, arrest suspect – NY Daily News

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U.S. Teen Pleads Guilty to ISIS-Inspired Plot to Kill Pope Francis

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.

Source: U.S. Teen Pleads Guilty to ISIS-Inspired Plot to Kill Pope Francis

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