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Officials: Body of Suicide Bomber Blown Out of Plane

Bomber likely used wheelchair to get through security

(Newser) - The explosion aboard a passenger flight in Somalia on Tuesday is now believed to have been caused by a suicide bomber in a wheelchair, the Wall Street Journal reports. Officials believe the explosion blew the bomber through the side of the plane. According to the Telegraph , witnesses reported seeing a... More »

3 Dead as Gunmen Attack Somali Beach Restaurant

Situation is ongoing; there may be hostages

(Newser) - A suicide car bomber rammed the gates of a restaurant near a beach in Somalia's capital before gunmen fought their way into the building in an attack claimed by an Islamic extremist group that killed at least three people on Thursday, a police official said.The assailants may have... More »

At Least 20 Killed in Attack on Pakistan University

Taliban claims responsibility after gunmen storm campus

(Newser) - Gunmen stormed a university in northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, killing at least 20 people and triggering a heavy gunbattle with police and army troops who rushed to the scene in a town near the city of Peshawar, officials say. The attack began shortly after Bacha Khan University opened for classes... More »

'Imminent' Terrorist Threat Reported in Munich

Two train stations evacuated on New Year's Eve

(Newser) - Police in Munich, Germany, warned citizens of an "imminent" terrorist attack shortly before New Year's Eve, the AP reports. According to ABC News , there are possible plans to blow up bombs at two train stations: the main Munich station and Pasing station. "Due to existing information, which... More »

The Cost of Terror in San Bernardino: Just $4.5K

Analysis provides breakdown of costs

(Newser) - It cost Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik less than $5,000 to build the arsenal used for the Dec. 2 terror attack in which they killed 14 people and injured 22 others in San Bernardino, Calif., according to an analysis by NBC News . Materials to make more than 20 pipe... More »

Cops: London Underground Knife Attack Was Terrorism

Attacker shouted 'This is for Syria'

(Newser) - Counterterrorism police in Britain are investigating a stabbing at a London Underground station in which a man brandishing a knife injured two people and reportedly said, "This is for Syria." Police arrested a 29-year-old man after the Saturday night incident and said the "violent unprovoked knife attack"... More »

American Aid Worker Died in Mali Hotel Attack

Anita Datar is one of 20 confirmed victims

(Newser) - The death toll in Friday's terrorist attack on a hotel in Mali stands at 20, including an American woman described by her family as "one of the kindest and most generous people we know." Anita Datar, the only confirmed US casualty in the attack, was an international... More »

Sikh Portrayed as Paris Terrorist, Media Fooled

Social media and news outlets were quick to make the doctored image go viral

(Newser) - “Let us start with the basics,” Veerender Jubbal tweeted. “Never been to Paris. Am a Sikh dude with a turban. Lives in Canada.” The message was in response to a doctored image of Jubbal that went viral after Friday’s terror attacks in Paris, the Mary... More »

California Student Among Paris Victims

Nohemi Gonzalez, 23, was studying design

(Newser) - As authorities identify victims of the Paris attacks—who come from countries as varied as England, Mexico, and Morocco—America is grieving one of its own. Nohemi Gonzalez, 23, was dining out at a restaurant with other Cal State Long Beach students Friday when terrorists took her life, the LA ... More »

US Rock Band Was Playing at Hall Attacked in Paris

There are conflicting reports about the band's safety

(Newser) - Eagles of Death Metal, a rock band from Southern California, was playing a sold-out show at the Paris concert venue where unidentified attackers took and killed dozens of hostages Friday, the Los Angeles Times reports. The condition of the band's members and crew is unclear. Eagles of Death Metal... More »

27 Years After Lockerbie Bombing, 2 New Suspects IDed

Scotland, US want to interview Libyans they say worked with al-Megrahi

(Newser) - Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, the sole suspect convicted for the 1988 bombing that brought down Pan Am Flight 103, killing 270 people, died in 2012 —but now Scotland and the US say they've set their sights on two other Libyans they want to question in the attack, the BBC... More »

On al-Qaeda's New Hit List: Bill Gates, Warren Buffett

And other 'economic personalities' targeted in magazine article

(Newser) - On the eve of the 14th anniversary of 9/11, a group of what al-Qaeda is calling "economic personalities" and "wealthy entrepreneurs" has been labeled as being in the terror organization's sights. The list appears in its latest issue of Inspire and includes names like Bill Gates, Warren... More »

Hero in Paris Train Attack Will Compete on DWTS

Alek Skarlatos, American who helped foil terror attack, will compete on ABC

(Newser) - Paula Deen and Gary Busey (who made his announcement on a horse last night) were the latest celebs to be revealed for this season's Dancing With the Stars roster, but there's an even newer entry who only recently became a star: Alek Skarlatos, one of the three... More »

Obama Personally Thanks Americans Who Foiled Train Attack

Spencer Stone, injured while stopping the shooter, is released from French hospital

(Newser) - The three Americans credited with stopping a terrorist attack on a high-speed train yesterday in Belgium received a phone call from President Obama today thanking them for their heroism, the AP reports. Obama also received a grateful phone call today, with French President Francois Hollande thanking him for the "... More »

US Military Personnel Stop Shooter on Train

3 people are injured in apparent terrorist attack in France

(Newser) - Off-duty US military personnel subdued a gunman aboard a high-speed French train, stopping what some are calling a terrorist attack that could have been much worse, CBS News reports. Current reports are conflicting about whether two or three American servicemen—rumored but unconfirmed to be Marines—were involved in the... More »

19 Dead in Attack on Tunisia Museum

2 attackers, 17 tourists among the dead

(Newser) - Gunmen opened fire today at a leading museum in Tunisia's capital, leaving at least 19 people dead, including two gunmen and 17 foreign tourists, Tunisian PM Habib Essid said. "Two were engaged in the operation and were killed," said Essid, per the BBC . "As I speak,... More »

Paris Market Where 4 Died in Siege Re-Opens

'Being here now is an act of conscience,' says shopper

(Newser) - The kosher supermarket in France where four people were killed in the Jan. 9 siege that followed the Charlie Hebdo shootings in Paris has re-opened. A small throng, including reporters, gathered outside the doors of the Hyper Cacher market yesterday before the 9am opening, as employees completed last-minute preparations, the... More »

Terror Suspect Calls Reporter, Admits US Attack Plan

Christopher Cornell, 20, says he's 'with the Islamic State

(Newser) - An alleged terrorist may have undermined his not-guilty plea by saying he's "with the Islamic State" and planned lethal attacks against the US Capitol and the Israeli embassy, Fox19 NOW reports. Christopher Cornell, arrested by the FBI in January in Ohio, apparently said that and more when he... More »

French Comic Arrested for 'Defending' Paris Terrorist

Dieudonne held for controversial Facebook post: cops

(Newser) - Dieudonne M'bala M'bala has been accused of hate speech by his government before. Now the controversial French comedian has been arrested for "defending terrorism" after a Facebook post in which he appeared to be sympathizing with the man who killed four people in a kosher supermarket and... More »

Anguished but Defiant, Charlie Puts Out Next Issue

3M copies in 16 languages out tomorrow with Muhammad on cover

(Newser) - "This isn’t an issue produced by crybabies," Gerard Biard, the new editor in chief of Charlie Hebdo, tells France Info, as per Time . The next edition of the satirical magazine hits stands tomorrow—the first since last week's terrorist attack that left 12 staffers dead. More... More »

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