Terrorist attacks

November 29, 2020 - 2:23 am
GHAZNI, Afghanistan (AP) — At least 34 people were killed on Sunday in two separate suicide bombings in Afghanistan that targeted a military base and a provincial chief, officials said. There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the attacks, which took place as Afghan government...
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November 27, 2020 - 11:01 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A local official says a suicide bombing at an ice cream shop in Somalia’s capital has killed at least seven people, and the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group has claimed responsibility. The attack occurred just hours after acting U.S. Secretary of Defense...
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FILE - This June 28, 2014, artist's rendering shows United States Magistrate, Judge John Facciola, swearing in the defendant, Libyan militant Ahmed Abu Khatallah, wearing a headphone, as his attorney Michelle Peterson watches during a hearing at the federal U.S. District Court in Washington. (AP Photo/Dana Verkouteren)
November 24, 2020 - 2:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for a Libyan militant convicted in the Benghazi attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans have asked for a new trial, citing what they say is “recently disclosed exculpatory evidence.” Ahmed Abu Khattala is serving a 22-year prison sentence...
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November 17, 2020 - 10:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is slapping new sanctions on Somalia’s al-Shabab extremist group, an al-Qaida-linked organization responsible for multiple terrorist attacks in East Africa. The State Department announced it had imposed sanctions on two senior leaders of the group, which...
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November 11, 2020 - 6:59 am
BERLIN (AP) — Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz's Cabinet on Wednesday agreed on a wide range of anti-terrorism measures meant to plug perceived security flaws identified after a deadly attack by an Islamic extremist in Vienna last week. The proposals include the ability to keep individuals...
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Mohamed Houli Chemlal, left, Driss Oukabir, centre and and Said Ben Iazza, right sit behind a glass panel inside the national court at the start of a trial in San Fernando de Henares on the outskirts of Madrid, Spain, Tuesday Nov. 10, 2020. The men went on trial Tuesday for their alleged roles in terror attacks in and near Barcelona that killed 16 people and injured some 140 in 2017. The three, Driss Oukabir, Mohamed Houli Chemlal and Said Ben Iazza, are not accused of taking part directly in the attacks but of forming part of the extremist cell that carried them out. (Fernando Villar, Pool photo via AP)
November 10, 2020 - 5:17 am
MADRID (AP) — Three people went on trial Tuesday in Spain for their alleged roles in terror attacks around Barcelona that killed 16 people and injured 140 others in 2017. The three — Driss Oukabir, Mohamed Houli Chemlal and Said Ben Iazza — are not accused of taking part directly in the attacks but...
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FILE - In this Oct.5, 2020 file photo, people are being checked before the trial of Sidi Ahmed Ghlam, a 29-year-old Algerian man accused of killing a woman and trying to blow up a church near Paris, a failed 2015 attack that investigators say was orchestrated by Islamic State extremists in Syria. The suspect faces life in prison if convicted and the verdict is expected later Thursday, Nov.5, 2020. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
November 05, 2020 - 10:37 am
LYON, France (AP) — A Paris criminal court sentenced a 29-year-old Algerian man Thursday to life in prison for killing a woman and trying to bomb a church near the French capital in a failed 2015 attack that investigators said was plotted by Islamic State group extremists in Syria. The court...
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Police officers guard the scene in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Police in the Austrian capital said several shots were fired shortly after 8 p.m. local time on Monday, Nov. 2, in a lively street in the city center of Vienna. Austria's top security official said authorities believe there were several gunmen involved and that a police operation was still ongoing. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
November 03, 2020 - 5:52 am
VIENNA (AP) — Austria’s top security official said Tuesday that evidence gathered so far shows no indication that there was a second assailant in the attack in Vienna. Interior Minister Karl Nehammer said video material offered no evidence of another attacker though it isn’t the final word. A 20-...
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Police officers stay in position at stairs named 'Theodor Herzl Stiege' near a synagogue after gunshots were heard, in Vienna, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. Austrian police say several people have been injured and officers are out in force following gunfire in the capital Vienna. Initial reports that a synagogue was the target of an attack couldn't immediately be confirmed. Austrian news agency APA quoted the country's Interior Ministry saying one attacker has been killed and another could be on the run.(Photo/Ronald Zak)
November 02, 2020 - 4:52 pm
VIENNA (AP) — Gunmen opened fire on people enjoying a last night out at Vienna's cafes and restaurants before a coronavirus lockdown Monday in what authorities said was a terrorist attack that left at least two dead — including one of the assailants — and 15 wounded. “We are victims of a despicable...
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November 02, 2020 - 10:54 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Amnesty International says survivors of a massacre by rebels in western Ethiopia on Sunday counted 54 bodies in a schoolyard, the latest attack in which members of ethnic minorities have been deliberately targeted. Human rights groups are asking why federal soldiers...
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