As the shock begins to wear off from the murder of a British soldier on a London street by Islamic terrorists, British counter terror officials have arrested two more people for suspected connections to the killing. (more…)
terrorism in the news.
A Russian counter-terrorism agency has stopped a group that was planning a terrorist attack on Moscow.
Two terrorists were killed and a third was arrested. One agent was hurt in the raid. (more…)
Al-Qaeda now has control of oil wells in Syria.
The violent anti-Western Jabhat al-Nusra, the al-Qaeda branch which is the strongest in the Syrian resistance, took over wells around the city of Raqqa and in the desert region in the Eastern part of the country. They control up to 380,000 barrels of crude oil. (more…)
Four Minnesota men have been sentenced to prison for their role in supporting the al-Shabab terrorist group in Somalia.
Abdifatah Isse, Salah Ahmed and Ahmed Mahamud were sentenced to three years in prison for providing material support to terrorists. Omer Mohamed received a 12-year sentence for conspiracy to provide material support. (more…)
The president of Nigeria has declared a state of emergency in three of the country’s states after assaults from Islamic terrorists.
President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered the military to be sent to Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states to take “all necessary action” to eliminate the terrorist threat in the region. (more…)
A Saudi Arabian man was arrested at Detroit Metropolitan Airport with an altered passport and a pressure cooker.
The man lied during questioning by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agent about the pressure cooker he was carrying into the country. A pressure cooker was a key component in the Boston Marathon bombings. (more…)
An Iranian national was convicted of smuggling arms into Nigeria in violation of international regulations against Iran shipping arms. (more…)
A Tunisian national who met with one of the men arrested for plotting to bomb a Canadian train has been arrested in New York on visa fraud charges.
Ahmed Abassi is believed to have helped radicalize Chiheb Esseghaier, one of two men charged in Canada with conspiracy to carry out an attack and kill people. The indictment against Abassi alleges that he then came from Canada to obtain a U.S. work visa to “facilitate an act of international terrorism.” (more…)
A magazine called “Al Qaeda Airlines” has surfaced on the internet and is filled with how-to guides on conducting terrorist attacks like the Boston Marathon bombing.
The 676-page “magazine” aims to encourage “lone wolf” terrorist attacks like the Boston bombing. Various stories tell the reader how to create homemade weapons of mass casualties like pressure-cooker bombs. (more…)