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FBI: Flint Airport Attacker 'Has a Hatred for the US'

Canada condemns 'cowardly' attack

(Newser) - "Suffice to say, he had a hatred of the United States," Detroit FBI chief David Gelios says of Canadian citizen Amor Ftouhi, who is accused of stabbing a police officer in a suspected terrorist attack at Flint, Michigan's airport. Ftouhi, a 49-year-old Montreal resident, has been charged... More »

Man Charged in Suspected Terrorist Attack at Mich. Airport

Canadian allegedly stabbed airport officer in neck

(Newser) - The FBI says a Canadian man charged with stabbing an airport officer in the neck in Flint, Michigan, made references during the attack to people being killed in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Special agent in charge David Gelios says authorities are investigating the attack by Amor Ftouhi as an act... More »

Terrorist Attack Foiled in Brussels: Authorities

Suspect shot after explosion at Brussels train station

(Newser) - Soldiers shot a suspect in the heart of Brussels after a small explosion at a busy train station Tuesday night, the AP reports. A bomb squad performed a controlled explosion of a bomb belt the suspect had at the Central Station and established a wide perimeter near the city's... More »

Neighbors: London Attacker Was 'Bloody Psycho'

He was chucked out of a pub for 'cursing Muslims'

(Newser) - The man accused of driving a van into worshippers near a London mosque early Monday has been named as 47-year-old Darren Osborne—a man described as "aggressive," "strange," "cuckoo," and "a bloody psycho" by neighbors in Cardiff, Wales. Witnesses say Osborne shouted "... More »

New London Attack: Suspect Wanted to 'Kill All Muslims'

Mayor denounces 'horrific terrorist attack'

(Newser) - The man accused of driving a van into a group of people outside a London mosque early Monday shouted that he wanted to "kill all Muslims" as he was restrained by members of the public after the attack, witnesses say. The 48-year-old man also yelled "I'd do... More »

1 Dead, 8 Hurt in 'Terror Attack' Outside London Mosque

Van plowed into Finsbury Park worshippers

(Newser) - In what authorities say is being treated as a terrorist attack, at least one person was killed when a van plowed into worshippers outside a mosque in north London early Monday. Police say a 48-year-old man was arrested after the vehicle ran into people that had left Finsbury Park Mosque... More »

Twin Attacks Hit Iran Parliament, Khomeini Shrine

ISIS claims responsibility after attacks stun Tehran, kill at least 12

(Newser) - Terror in Tehran: Several attackers stormed into Iran's parliament and a second group of attackers including a suicide bomber targeted the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini on Wednesday. At least 12 people were killed and 42 people were wounded in the twin attacks, reports the AP . ISIS claimed responsibility,... More »

London Mayor: Time to Call Off Trump Visit

President 'is wrong about many things,' Khan says

(Newser) - London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who has found himself in a renewed feud with President Trump after Saturday night's terrorist attack, think it's time to call off Trump's state visit to the UK. "I don't think we should roll out the red carpet to the president... More »

Man Acquitted of Terror Plot Carries Out Another One

Australia gunman died in shootout with police

(Newser) - A gunman who killed a man and took a woman hostage before dying in a police shootout had been acquitted of plotting a terror attack at a Sydney army base years earlier, police in Australia said Tuesday. The siege Monday at an apartment building in a Melbourne suburb was being... More »

London Bridge Victim Died in Her Fiance's Arms

Guy with beer becomes unlikely symbol of defiance

(Newser) - The first victim of Saturday night's terrorist attack in London to be identified is a Canadian visitor who died in her fiance's arms. Christine Archibald, 30, had been living in the Netherlands, where fiance Tyler Ferguson was working. She was hit as the attackers drove into pedestrians on... More »

ISIS: Our Fighters Carried Out London Bridge Attack

Police say they know identities of 3 attackers

(Newser) - ISIS has claimed responsibility for Saturday night's terrorist attack in London, though authorities say the claim has not been verified. The militant group's media agency Amaq announced late Sunday that a "detachment of Islamic State fighters" carried out the atrocity, in which seven people were killed and... More »

Londoners Fought Back With Bottles, Chairs During Attack

Chef, taxi driver, off-duty officer among those who took on attackers

(Newser) - Londoners of all stripes showed incredible bravery fighting back during Saturday's attack that left at least seven dead and 48 injured—21 of them in critical condition, the AP reports. As three men with knives descended on the bars and restaurants of London's crowded Borough Market, Gerard Vowles... More »

Police Want to Know More About Concert Bomber's Blue Suitcase

Manchester police release images of 'distinctive' suitcase

(Newser) - Police in Manchester, England, have issued a picture of the arena suicide bomber holding a blue suitcase and asked anyone who might have seen him with it before the attack to call a confidential hotline. Counterterrorism squads are trying to re-create Salman Abedi's movements in the days before he... More »

Bomber Said to Have Pleaded 'Forgive Me' Before UK Blast

Salman Abedi was reportedly upset over killing of Muslim friend in 2016

(Newser) - The suspect in the deadly Manchester concert bombing was driven by what he saw as unjust treatment of Arabs in Britain, a relative said Thursday, confirming he made a final phone call in which he pleaded: "Forgive me." Salman Abedi was particularly upset by the killing last year... More »

UK Police to Stop Sharing Attack Information With US

Authorities are furious about leaks, insiders say

(Newser) - Police in Britain, angered by repeated leaks of sensitive information , have decided to stop sharing information on the Manchester terrorist attack with American authorities. The decision came after photographs believed to show bomb debris appeared in a New York Times report, sources tell the BBC , which calls the step a... More »

Bomber's Brother, Father Are Detained in Libya

Another brother was previously arrested in Manchester

(Newser) - Two brothers and the father of the Manchester suicide bomber are reportedly now in custody. Details were skimpy as the fast-moving investigation was unfolding, but here's what's known:
  • Bomber: Police have identified the bomber as 22-year-old Salman Abedi .
  • Younger brother: The AP reports that Hashim Abedi was arrested
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Slow Down on the Tweets After Terror Attacks

Social media gives terrorists the publicity they crave: Emily Dreyfuss for 'Wired'

(Newser) - After the suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert on Monday, thousands turned to social media to share information and offer their condolences. In doing so, they played right into the terrorists' hands, Emily Dreyfuss writes at Wired . At least one aim of attacks like the one in Manchester, England,... More »

Britain Chastises US Over Leak of Bomber's Name

Meanwhile, authorities say assailant was part of a 'network'

(Newser) - Authorities in Britain are more sure than ever that Salman Abedi didn't act alone when he detonated a suicide bomb at the Ariana Grande concert. But they're also ticked at the US that the world knows Abedi's name. The leak to the media originally came from a... More »

When ISIS Goes After Kids, They're Trying to Bait Us

Terrorists want to instigate a 'holy war,' warns the 'New York Times'

(Newser) - That one of the victims in the Manchester bombing is just 8 years old is no accident: The bomber, whether he was working with ISIS or not, almost certainly knew that children would be at the Ariana Grande concert, writes the New York Times editorial board. It's a calculated... More »

UK Believes Another Attack May Be Imminent

It's raised the threat level to 'critical' for the first time in a decade

(Newser) - Prime Minister Theresa May says Britain's threat level from terrorism has been raised to critical—meaning an attack may be imminent, the AP reports. It's the first time the threat level has been at this level in more than 10 years, CNN reports. May says Salman Abadi, the... More »

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