Tag: terrorism

Russia Warned U.S. About Boston Marathon Bomb Suspect Tsarnaev

Russian authorities warned the FBI in 2011 about Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of two Chechen brothers accused of carrying out last year’s Boston Marathon bombings, but U.S. authorities missed chances to detain him, NBC News reported on Tuesday. Citing a congressional report it said could be released by the House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee as…

Toothpaste Terror Warning Could Be Use As Bomb In Sochi Olympics

The United States is advising airlines with direct flights serving Russia to be aware of the possibility that explosive materials could be concealed in toothpaste or cosmetic tubes, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said Wednesday night. Rep. Michael McCaul said the Department of Homeland Security issued a bulletin to airlines flying into…

5 dead, dozens wounded as explosions rock Cairo

At least five people were killed and almost 100 more wounded after several explosions rocked Cairo on Friday morning, Egypt’s Ministry of Health said. Shortly after sunrise, a vehicle attempting to gain entrance to police headquarters in the Egyptian capital exploded, killing four and wounding 76, officials said. Photo: Damage outside the Islamic museum after…

U.S. speed skater asks family not to go to Sochi due to threat

U.S. Olympic speed skater Tucker Fredricks asked his family not to follow him to Sochi because of security concerns, his father said Tuesday. Fredricks, 29, is going to his third and final Olympics in February and told his family he didn’t want to worry about them while there. The U.S. State Department issued a travel…

Russia hunts as many as 4 ‘black widows’ before Olympics

Russian security services may be looking for as many as four ‘black widows’ dispatched to carry out terrorist attacks related to the Winter Olympics, including at least one woman believed to be in or near the Olympic city of Sochi, US and Russian sources told NBC News on Monday. Wanted posters that have gone up…

‘Female Suicide Bomber’ hits Russia’s Volgograd train station [Video]

An explosion at a train station in the southern Russian city of Volgograd has killed at least 13 people, reports say. A female suicide bomber was thought to be responsible for the blast, Russia’s anti-terrorism committee said. A suspected female suicide bomber killed at least six people when she attacked a bus in the city…

Beirut bomb kills anti-Assad Lebanese former minister

Former Lebanese minister Mohammed Shattah, who opposed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, was killed in an explosion that targeted his convoy in Beirut on Friday along with at least four other people, security sources said. Photo: The blanket-covered body of former Finance minister Mohammad Chattah next to the wreckage of his car in downtown Beirut, Friday.…

Israel Killed Hezbollah commander Hassan al-Laqis in Beirut

A senior commander for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah was gunned down Wednesday outside his home in southern Beirut, security officials said. Hezbollah blamed Israel for the killing, something an official there quickly denied. Hezbollah immediately announced the death of Hassan al-Laqis and described him as one of the founding members of the group, suggesting…

Terror group arrested in Moscow, police claim

Russian police have arrested a group of ‘armed Islamists’ in Moscow with just months left until the Winter Olympics are held in Sochi, authorities say. Authorities say members of the group were caught with guns, bombs and hand grenades. BBC News

Sorry Our Bad! Syrian rebels ask for ‘understanding and forgiveness’ after accidentally decapitating wrong man, putting severed head on display

Militant Islamist rebels in Syria linked to Al-Qaeda have asked for “understanding and forgiveness” for cutting off and putting on display the wrong man’s head. In a public appearance filmed and posted online, members of Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham, one brandishing a knife, held up a bearded head before a crowd in Aleppo.…

Obama nominates Jeh Johnson as secretary of Homeland Security

President Obama nominated Jeh Johnson as next the secretary of Homeland Security. At the Pentagon, Johnson oversaw the increased use of unmanned drone strikes, the revamping of military commission to try terrorism suspects and the repeal of the ban on gays in the military. If confirmed by the Senate, Johnson, 56, would succeed Janet Napolitano,…

Car Bombs Hit Baghdad Shi’ite Districts, 17 Killed

A series of car bombs exploded in markets and shopping areas in mainly Shi’ite neighborhoods across Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 17 people, police and hospital officials said. Sunni Muslim Islamist insurgents and al-Qaeda’s Iraqi wing have increased attacks since the beginning of the year and often target Shi’ite districts to try to trigger…

LONDON ATTACK – Woolwich Attack Exclusive: Man In Bloody (VIDEO) – Named ‘Mujahid’ – Was Known To Anjem Choudary’s Ban

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Full headline : Woolwich attack exclusive: Man in bloody video – named ‘Mujahid’ – was known to Anjem Choudary’s banned Islamist group Al Muhajiroun One of the two men involved in the Woolwich terror attack was known to a banned Islamist organisation and went by the name of Mujahid, The Independent has learned. Anjem Choudary,…

Mother Of Bomb Suspects Insists Sons Are Innocent

The angry and grieving mother of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects insists that her sons are innocent and that she’s no terrorist. But Zubeidat Tsarnaeva is drawing increased attention after federal officials say Russian authorities intercepted her phone calls, including one in which she vaguely discussed jihad with her elder son. In another, she was…