Forty-four percent of countries have an identifiable risk of terrorist attack, according to Aon P.L.C.’s 10th annual terrorism and political violence map.
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After last week’s bombings at the Boston Marathon, authorities had to sift through a mountain of footage from government surveillance cameras, private security cameras and imagery shot by bystanders on smartphones. It took the FBI only three days to release blurry shots of the two suspects, taken by a department store’s cameras.
Compare their quick turnaround with the 2005 London bombings, when it took thousands of investigators weeks to parse the city’s CCTV (closed-circuit television) footage after the attacks. The cameras, software and algorithms have come a long way in eight years.
Two men have been arrested and charged with plotting a terrorist attack against a Canadian passenger train with support from al-Qaeda, police said.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser, who live in Montreal and Toronto areas, were conspiring to carry out an attack against Via Rail, but posed no immediate threat.
A suicide bomber has detonated explosives at a Baghdad cafe crowded with young people, killing at least 26 and wounding dozens ahead of provincial elections scheduled for the weekend.
The FBI has released photos and video of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing and asked for the public’s help in identifying them, zeroing in on the two men on surveillance-camera footage less than three days after the deadly attack.
Letters sent to President Barack Obama and a Mississippi senator have tested positive for poisonous ricin in preliminary checks, and authorities chased reports of other suspicious mail at a US Capitol already on edge.
An FBI intelligence bulletin said the letters to Obama and Senator Roger Wicker were postmarked Memphis, Tennessee.
Two bombs have exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing two people, injuring 23 others and sending authorities rushing to aid wounded spectators.
A senior US intelligence official said two other explosive devices were found nearby, and a third explosion was reported at JFK Library.
Nine Taliban suicide bombers killed themselves and 44 others today in an attack on a courtroom in western Afghanistan where 10 of their comrades were on trial, a local official said.
Causing the biggest death toll in a single attack since 2011, the militants, strapped with explosives, stormed the governor’s compound in the capital of Farah province, bordering Iran, where the trial was taking place.
A New Zealand Sikh community leader has been arrested in India on terrorism charges.
Manpreet Singh, a former president of the New Zealand Sikh Society Auckland and a JP, faces multiple charges including alleged involvement in seditious activities, masterminding a jailbreak and attempted murder of a jail staff, Punjab police said.
Islamist militants are less capable of organising plots on the scale of 9/11 but small groups of jihadists returning from Syria pose a grave threat to British security, the country’s two most senior counter-terrorism officers said on Thursday.
Every year, Britain’s security services are faced with at least one plan to carry out an attack on the level of the July 7, 2005 suicide bombings on London, known as the 7/7 attacks, which killed 52 commuters, the officers said.