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.
The airport has been evacuated after the incident at the south terminal.
Update 10.50am:A man has been shot dead after grabbing a gun from a female anti-terror officer at Orly Airport in Paris.
Authorities say earlier, the man shot and injured a traffic officer, before escaping and driving to the terminal in a stolen car.
The airport has been evacuated, and flights are being diverted to Paris’ other airport – Charles de Gaulle.
Update 9.55am: Police in Paris are linking two shootings that took place in the city this morning, one at a police checkpoint and one at Orly Airport.
French police shot dead a man at Orly Airport after he grabbed a soldier’s gun, while a traffic officer was injured in the earlier incident.
Passengers at Orly described gunshots and panic.
A witness identified only as Dominque said on BFM television: “The soldiers took aim at the man, who in turn pointed the gun he had seized at the two soldiers.”
Another man said a group of three soldiers were targeted, and they tried to calm the man who had seized the weapon. Then the man said he heard two gunshots.
Another witness, identified as Patrick, said he was at the check-in counter when he saw someone come in from outside and the incident began.
The White House has released a list of 78 attacks it describes as “executed or inspired by” the Islamic State group.
The White House says most did not get sufficient attention.
The list includes incidents like a truck massacre in Nice that killed dozens and received widespread attention, as well as less high-profile incidents in which nobody was killed.
The AP could not verify that each of the incidents had connections to the Islamic State group.
President Donald Trump claimed during a speech earlier Monday that the media was deliberately ignoring attacks.
Trump said that, “in many cases, the very, very dishonest press doesn’t want to report it,” adding, “They have their reasons.”
A suicide attack outside Afghanistan’s Supreme Court on Tuesday killed at least 21 people and wounded more than 40 others, including children, officials said.
Turkey announced that a massive anti-ISIS police operation carried out early Sunday morning led to the arrest of more than 440 people with alleged links to the terrorist organization. The counter-terrorism operation was carried out across 18 provinces, including Istanbul, the capital Ankara, and Gaziantep, a city near the Syrian border that is a popular point of departure for individuals crossing over into Syria, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency reported. Most of the detained suspects were foreign nationals.
Over the past year-and-a-half, Turkey has seen a sharp spike in ISIS-inspired and organized attacks in the country that have left hundreds dead.
Baghdad (AFP) – A suicide bomber targeted Baghdad’s main vegetable market Sunday, killing at least 12 people in the latest attack claimed by the Islamic State group as Iraqi forces battle the jihadists for Mosul.
Iraqi forces have pushed IS out of much of the territory it once held, but this bombing and the many others that have preceded it highlight the danger the jihadists can pose to civilians even as they lose ground.