Bombing of Roman Catholic cathedral in southern Philippines kills at least 20

Two bombs minutes apart tore through a Roman Catholic cathedral on a southern Philippine island where Muslim militants are active, killing at least 20 people and wounding 81 others during a Sunday Mass, officials said.

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Afghanistan attack: More than 100 security officers killed in Taliban assault on military base | The Independent

More than 100 security forces members have been killed in a Taliban assault on a military base in eastern Afghanistan, authorities said.

An interior ministry spokesperson said a suicide car bomber struck the base first, followed by insurgents who opened fire at the Afghan forces in Maidan Shar, the capital of Maidan Wardak province.

An official in the defence ministry, speaking anonymously, told Reuters the death toll was as high as 126.

Source: Afghanistan attack: More than 100 security officers killed in Taliban assault on military base | The Independent

Trump visits air base where remains of Americans killed in Syria are returned – CBS News

Four Americans were killed this week in an attack claimed by ISIS

President Trump announced Saturday morning he was heading to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, where the remains of four Americans killed in an attack in Syria on Wednesday will be returned.

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Colombia car bomb attack leaves at least 11 dead – CNN

At least 11 people were killed Thursday after a car bomb detonated in the Colombian capital of Bogota, the country’s Defense Ministry told CNN en Español.

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Officials said 65 others were injured in the blast, which occurred outside the General Santander National Police Academy.
A high-ranking police official told CNN that the explosion appeared to be the result of a suicide attack.

Source: Colombia car bomb attack leaves at least 11 dead – CNN

Syria attack kills US service members. ISIS claims responsibility – CNNPolitics

Washington (CNN)ISIS has claimed responsibility for a deadly explosion that killed US service members in the Syrian city of Manbij on Wednesday.

US service members were killed in the attack, according to a tweet from the spokesperson for the US-led coalition Operation Inherent Resolve.
“U.S. service members were killed during an explosion while conducting a routine patrol in Syria today. We are still gathering information and will share additional details at a later time,” the tweet said.
The coalition has not said how many service members were killed. Prior to Wednesday’s attack, only two US service members had been killed in action in Syria since the start of the campaign in 2014

Source: Syria attack kills US service members. ISIS claims responsibility – CNNPolitics

Militant Suspected Of USS Cole Bombing Is Killed In U.S. Airstrike, Trump Says : NPR

President Trump and U.S. Central Command on Sunday confirmed that a United States airstrike in Yemen has killed one of the militants believed to be behind the deadly USS Cole bombing in 2000.

Jamal al-Badawi, an al-Qaida commander, was on the FBI’s most wanted list for his part in the attack. Seventeen American sailors died in the bombing, which came when two suicide attackers in a small boat detonated explosives as the Navy destroyer was refueling in Yemen’s Aden harbor. The blast left a gaping hole in the side of the Cole. Nearly 40 others were injured in the attack.

“Our GREAT MILITARY has delivered justice for the heroes lost and wounded in the cowardly attack on the USS Cole,” President Trump tweeted on Sunday. “We have just killed the leader of that attack, Jamal al-Badawi. Our work against al Qaeda continues. We will never stop in our fight against Radical Islamic Terrorism!”

U.S. military officials had previously announced they targeted al-Badawi in a “precision strike” in Yemen on New Year’s Day. They said there was no collateral damage.

Source: Militant Suspected Of USS Cole Bombing Is Killed In U.S. Airstrike, Trump Says : NPR

Egypt police ‘kill 40 militants’ in raids after tourist bus blast – BBC News

Police in Egypt have killed dozens of militants during security raids on their hideouts, the interior ministry has said.

The raids killed “40 terrorists” in Giza and North Sinai on Saturday morning, according to a statement from the ministry.

It said the militants were planning a series of attacks on tourist sites, churches and military personnel.

The raids followed Friday’s roadside bomb attack on a tour bus in Giza.

No group has yet said it was behind the blast, which killed three Vietnamese tourists and an Egyptian tour guide, but Islamist militants have targeted tourists in Egypt in the past.

Source: Egypt police ‘kill 40 militants’ in raids after tourist bus blast – BBC News

Cherif Chekatt, France gunman who opened fire at Christmas market, is dead, prosecutor says | Fox News

Cherif Chekatt, the gunman who killed multiple people Tuesday at a Christmas market in Strasbourg, France, is dead, a Paris prosecutor said Thursday.

France Interior Minister Christophe Castaner shared details on Twitter of how the incident unfolded. Around 9 p.m., police officers spotted a suspicious individual on Rue du Lazaret who fit the description of the suspect from Tuesday night’s shooting, Castaner wrote in translated tweets. After the officers addressed him, the suspect turned around and opened fire at the officers, following which they responded, he wrote.

The suspect was armed with a pistol and a knife, a local police official told The Associated Press.

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Bomb threats emailed to multiple locations across the country – CNN

 

At this time it’s unclear if the threats — which have been received in San Francisco, New York, Seattle, Miami, Washington, DC and other locations nationwide — are connected. The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said they are aware of the threats and are working with law enforcement to provide assistance.
“As always, we encourage the public to remain vigilant and to promptly report suspicious activities which could represent a threat to public safety,” the FBI said.
Email threats also have been received in Vancouver, Ottawa and Toronto,Canada.

Source: Bomb threats emailed to multiple locations across the country – CNN

Brazil shooting: Campinas cathedral gunman ‘mentally ill’ – BBC News

Police investigating a deadly shooting in a cathedral in the Brazilian city of Campinas have identified the gunman.

Euler Fernando Grandolpho opened fire in the Metropolitan Cathedral after midday Mass on Tuesday.

Four people were killed and four more injured before the 49-year-old turned the gun on himself after being shot by police.

Officers said the systems analyst had no criminal record and “no motive except for his own madness”.

While gun crime is common in Brazil, shootings of this nature and especially in a place of worship are not.

Source: Brazil shooting: Campinas cathedral gunman ‘mentally ill’ – BBC News

FBI: Ohio terror suspect was inspired by Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

A 21-year-old Ohio man accused of planning to attack a Toledo synagogue told undercover FBI agents that he was inspired both by Islamist propaganda and the suspect in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre that killed 11 people, authorities said Monday.

“I admire what the guy did with the shooting actually,” Damon M. Joseph wrote to an undercover FBI agent on Oct. 30, three days after the Pittsburgh attack, agents wrote in an affidavit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

He added: “I can see myself carrying out this type of operation inshallah,” he said, using the Arabic word for “God willing.”

Source: FBI: Ohio terror suspect was inspired by Pittsburgh synagogue shooting