Archive for the ‘Terrorism’ Category

Al Qaeda linked Kiwi killed in Yemen drone strike

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

A Kiwi killed in a drone strike in Yemen had attended a terrorist training camp and may have been a foot soldier for al-Qaeda. The man, whose name and age have not been released, died after an incident on November 18. It is understood his identity had only been confirmed recently.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade confirmed the New Zealand-born man was believed to have died in a counter-terrorism operation

29 dead after knife attacks at Chinese railway station

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Witnesses of a horrifying attack at a Chinese train station which killed 29 people and wounded more than 130 have described how injured victims fled in panic amid the sound of gunshots.

A heavy police presence was in place at Kunming station in the southwestern province of Yunnan after knife-wielding attackers slashed indiscriminately as people queued to buy tickets late on Saturday, an incident blamed by authorities on separatists from the restive Xinjiang region.

Yemen: Police quell Sanaa prison riot

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

SANAA, Yemen (AP) Yemeni security officials say police have fired tear gas to quell a prison riot by inmates held on terrorism charges in the capital, leaving at least three in critical condition.

Ukrainian charged under terrorism law with murder, mosque blasts

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

LONDON (Reuters) – A 25-year old Ukrainian man appeared in court on Tuesday, charged under terrorism laws with the murder of a British Muslim in Birmingham and with planting explosive devices at three mosques.

The murder prompted an outpouring of support for the local Muslim community and came in the wake of an increase in Islamophobic attacks against individuals and institutions following the killing of soldier Lee Rigby in May.

Terror alert issued for Indian airports

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

There may be terror attacks on the airports in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Guwahati and Ahmedabad, intelligence agencies said issuing an alert on Sunday.

TSA head warns that Al Qaeda has retooled underwear bomb

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

The head of the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) said Friday that underwear bombers are still a concern.

Speaking at the Aspen Security Forum, TSA chief John Pistole said al Qaeda has retooled its underwear bomb designed to take planes down over the United States.

Airport security systems had to be modified after a double agent discovered exposed the second iteration of the device last year

Boston bombs impact on security planning for NY Triathlon

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Organizers of Sunday’s New York City Triathlon have rolled out a series of new security measures designed to prevent terrorist attacks similar to the bombings at this year’s Boston Marathon.

Indonesia’s most wanted terrorist promises holy war in You Tube video

Friday, July 12th, 2013

After months of silence, Indonesia’s most-wanted man, the fugitive terrorist Santoso, posted a six-minute-long tirade on YouTube in which he promised to wage a holy war against anti-terrorism police Densus 88 “until doomsday.”

Leader of Al Qaeda Indonesia sentenced to 10 years in prison

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Badri Hartono, alias Toni, the leader of Al Qaeda Indonesia, was sentenced to 10 years in prison during a hearing at the West Jakarta District Court, on Thursday.

Potassium chlorate new explosive of choice for Afghan insurgents

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Insurgents in Afghanistan are shifting to a new source of homemade explosives for the bombs responsible for two-thirds of U.S. casualties there: the substance that makes matches catch fire.Potassium chlorate has surpassed fertilizer as the explosive of choice for insurgents, Pentagon research shows.