Terrorism

August 27, 2018 - 8:58 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A U.S. strike over the weekend killed a senior Islamic State commander in eastern Afghanistan, Afghan and U.S. officials said Monday. The strike in Nangarhar province killed Abu Sayeed Orakzai, a senior leader in the extremist group, according to Shah Hussain Martazawi,...
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August 25, 2018 - 7:29 am
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A senior al-Qaida leader was killed in Yemen's central province of Marib while fighting alongside the government forces battling Shiite rebels, officials and tribal leaders said Saturday. Ghalib al-Zaidi's death came a week ago in an exchange of fire during clashes with the...
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French hooded police officers guard the area with other police officers after a knife attack Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 in Trappes, west of Paris. A man flagged by French authorities as a suspected radical killed his mother and sister and seriously injured another woman in a knife attack Thursday that was quickly claimed by the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
August 23, 2018 - 7:11 am
TRAPPES, France (AP) — A man with severe psychiatric problems killed his mother and sister and seriously injured another woman in a knife attack Thursday in a Paris-region town, officials said. Police shot and killed the man soon afterward. The Islamic State group, which has a history of...
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August 21, 2018 - 8:39 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A lawyer for a Hawaii-based Army soldier accused of attempting to support the Islamic State group says his client will plead guilty. Assistant Honolulu Federal Defender Alexander Silvert tells The Associated Press on Tuesday that Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang has agreed to plead guilty...
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August 20, 2018 - 11:08 am
GROZNY, Russia (AP) — Islamic militants launched a series of attacks Monday in Russia's southern province of Chechnya, leaving five young militants dead and several police officers wounded, officials said. The violence indicated the Islamist insurgency remains active in the mostly Muslim province...
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A body is taken on a stretcher by mortuary service members, outside a Police station following an attack in Cornella de Llobregat near Barcelona, Spain, Monday, August 20, 2018. Police in Barcelona say they have shot a man who attacked officers with a knife at a police station in the Spanish city, saying in a tweet Monday the attack occurred just before 6 a.m. in the Cornella district of the city. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
August 20, 2018 - 9:18 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A man pleaded to be let into a locked police station in Barcelona before dawn Monday, then lunged with a knife at officers inside. Police shot him dead and the attack is being investigated for any links to terror, authorities said. Commissioner Rafel Comes, the second-in-...
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A woman places a flower around a memorial tribute of flowers, messages and candles on Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas in Barcelona, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, the day before to the anniversary of the attacks that took place here on Aug. 17, 2017 killing 16 people and injuring more than 120. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
August 17, 2018 - 4:58 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona on Friday marked the first anniversary of terror attacks that killed 16 people, though the divisive local issue of whether to pursue the region's independence from Spain intruded on the proceedings in the Catalan capital. Spain's King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia,...
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Relatives pray near to the dead bodies of civilians after Wednesday's deadly suicide bombing that targeted a training class in a private building in the Shiite neighborhood of Dasht-i Barcha, in western Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
August 16, 2018 - 10:10 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — As Afghanistan's Shiites mourned their dead and held funeral services Thursday, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the horrific suicide bombing in Kabul that targeted a Shiite neighborhood the previous day, killing 34 students. Grieving families gathered to...
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Security personnel arrived at the site of a deadly suicide bombing that targeted a training class in a private building in the Shiite neighbourhood of Dasht-i Barcha, in western Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. Both the resurgent Taliban and an Islamic State affiliate in Afghanistan have targeted Shiites in the past, considering them to be heretics. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
August 16, 2018 - 8:19 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan after a deadly suicide bombing in a Shiite area of Kabul (all times local): 5 p.m. Amnesty International says the suicide attack on Shiites in Kabul the day before that killed 34 students is a "war crime." Thursday's statement from...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018 file photo, Malian incumbent President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, arrives to cast his ballot during the Presidential second round election in Bamako, Mali. Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has won another term in a runoff election with more than 67 percent of the vote. AP Photo/Annie Risemberg, File)
August 16, 2018 - 6:25 am
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won a second five-year term in the turbulent West African nation with more than 67 percent of the vote in a runoff election, the Ministry of Territorial Administration said Thursday. Opposition leader Soumaila Cisse received over 32...
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