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London Crash Being Treated as Terrorist Attack

Suspect wasn't known to security agencies

(Newser) - The crash that injured three people outside Britain's Houses of Parliament on Tuesday is being treated as a terrorist attack, police in London say—but the suspect does not appear to have been on authorities' radar. The 29-year-old man isn't known to counterterrorism or spy agencies and is... More »

Car Slams Into Cyclists, Parliament Barriers in London

Driver arrested on suspicion of terrorism; 2 taken to hospital

(Newser) - A car slammed into barriers outside Britain's Houses of Parliament on Tuesday morning, injuring at least two pedestrians, police in London say. The male driver has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism, reports the Guardian . Witnesses saw officers surround the car before the man was taken away in handcuffs.... More »

Sword-Wielding Men Storm Indonesia Police HQ

Officers shot, killed 4 after latest militant attack

(Newser) - Indonesian police have shot dead four sword-wielding men who attacked a police headquarters in Sumatra, killing one officer in the latest in a spate of militant attacks across the Muslim-majority country. National police spokesman Setyo Wasisto says the men attacked officers Wednesday after driving a minivan into Riau province's... More »

2nd Family Carries Out Indonesia Suicide Attack

Police say church attack family spent time in Syria

(Newser) - Horror in Indonesia: For the second time in two days, a suicide bombing was carried out by an entire family, including a child, police say. Authorities say an 8-year-old girl was among five family members who attacked police headquarters in the city of Surabaya on Monday morning, the Guardian reports.... More »

Fake Terror Attack Sends Shoppers Screaming

All to promote a film about the Islamic State

(Newser) - A new generation of YouTube stars are staging prank terror attacks in public and angering a few people along the way, the Guardian reports. On Tuesday men stormed a mall in Iran wearing black Islamic State garb and crying "Allahu Akbar"—causing some shoppers to scream in terror... More »

French Politician Arrested for Cheering Death of Hero Cop

Tweets got him kicked out of far-left party

(Newser) - A far-left French politician who celebrated the death of a heroic police officer has been arrested and chucked out of the "France Unbowed" party. Stephane Poussier tweeted that the death of Lt. Col. Arnaud Beltrame, who traded places with a hostage held by an Islamic extremist, was "great"... More »

NYC Fights 'Disgusting' Acts With $50M Plan

Security bollards are designed to prevent ramming attacks

(Newser) - "When a vehicle plows into a group of innocent pedestrians, it's disgusting," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday, announcing a plan to install 1,500 new security bollards to protect pedestrians from vehicle ramming attacks like the one that killed eight people on Halloween... More »

FBI Says It Foiled Christmas Terror Attack in San Francisco

Former Marine allegedly planned terror attack on Pier 39 with explosives, rifle

(Newser) - A 26-year-old California man was arrested this week and charged Friday with attempting to provide material support for terrorism after he allegedly planned a Christmas suicide attack on San Francisco's Pier 39 in the name of the Islamic State, CBS News reports. Everitt Jameson of Modesto was reported for... More »

NYC Bombing Suspect Came to US in 2011

Akayed Ullah carried bomb on 55-minute subway ride

(Newser) - The man accused of detonating a bomb in a subway corridor near Times Square Monday morning carried the device strapped to himself on a 55-minute subway ride from his Brooklyn home, law enforcement officials say. Akayed Ullah, who came to the US from Bangladesh in 2011, injured himself and three... More »

Scope of Attack in Egypt Just Keeps Getting Worse

More than 300 dead in mosque assault by up to 30 extremists

(Newser) - Egypt on Saturday said an attack on a mosque by militants in the country's troubled region of northern Sinai has killed 305 worshipers, including 27 children, a dramatic increase in the death toll previously announced, which was 235. A statement by the country's chief prosecutor, Nabil Sadeq, said... More »

Parents Plan to Sue NYC Over 'Preventable' Terror Death

City failed to secure bike path, lawyer says

(Newser) - The parents of one of eight people killed in New York City's deadliest terrorist attack since 9/11 are planning to sue the city and three agencies for "gross negligence" that put their son at risk. Rosemarie Arnold, an attorney for the parents of 32-year-old Darren Drake, filed a... More »

Neighbor Noticed Something Suspicious About NYC Suspect

He says Sayfullo Saipov drove around in a Home Depot truck that was empty

(Newser) - Court papers filed against New York City terror suspect Sayfullo Saipov Wednesday stated that he asked for an ISIS flag in his hospital room —news that outraged President Trump, among others. "NYC terrorist was happy as he asked to hang ISIS flag in his hospital room," Trump... More »

Alleged NYC Attacker Wanted ISIS Flag in Hospital Room: FBI

Sayfullo Saipov charged Wednesday in New York City

(Newser) - Despite President Trump's talk of a military trial , Sayfullo Saipov was charged Wednesday in a civilian court in New York City, the New York Times reports. Prosecutors say the 29-year-old drove a rented Home Depot truck down a bicycle and pedestrian path Tuesday, killing eight people. According to USA... More »

NYC Attack Suspect Was Questioned by Feds in 2015

Trump is considering sending 'animal' Sayfullo Saipov to Guantanamo

(Newser) - President Trump says he may send Sayfullo Saipov, the 29-year-old who allegedly killed eight people Tuesday in New York City, to Guantanamo Bay as the first step in getting "much tougher" on terror suspects, the Washington Post reports. The president called Saipov, who arrived in the US from Uzbekistan... More »

5 Friends on Dream Trip to NYC Among Victims of Attack

Group from Argentina was celebrating 30th anniversary of graduation

(Newser) - Five of the eight people killed in what authorities believe was an ISIS-inspired terrorist attack in Manhattan Tuesday were friends visiting the city to celebrate the 30th anniversary of graduating from high school in Argentina. Authorities say the five men from Rosario, all in their late 40s, were riding bikes... More »

Cops: NYC Attacker Is Uber Driver Who Gave 1,400 Rides

Sayfullo Saipov came to US in 2010

(Newser) - The man who killed eight people Thursday in what's believed to be New York City's deadliest terror attack since 9/11 has been identified as Sayfullo Saipov, an Uber driver who came to the US from Afghanistan in 2010. The 29-year-old, who was shot by police but survived after... More »

Would-Be Airport Bomber ID'd by Love of Discounts: Cops

Michael Estes allegedly left improvised explosive inside North Carolina airport

(Newser) - The glass mason jar found Oct. 6 inside Asheville Regional Airport in North Carolina held ammonium nitrate and nails, NPR reports. According to WLOS , it also held a shotgun cartridge and was equipped with matches and an alarm clock set for 6am. Authorities say the man who allegedly left the... More »

Alleged ISIS-Inspired Plot Against NYC Revealed

The alleged plot was foiled by the FBI in 2016

(Newser) - An alleged plot to attack New York City—detonating bombs in Times Square and the subway system while shooting civilians at concert venues—in the summer of 2016 "in the name of ISIS" was stopped by the FBI, according to newly unsealed records. "Three men allegedly plotted to... More »

Arrest Made in Hunt for London Attack Suspects

Threat level still at critical after 'significant arrest'

(Newser) - British police have made a "significant" arrest in the urgent manhunt for suspects a day after the London subway blast that injured more than two dozen people, authorities say. Police say that an 18-year-old man was arrested by Kent police Saturday in the port of Dover on the English... More »

2nd Man Arrested in Sword Attack at Buckingham Palace

30-year-old detained in London on suspicion of involvement in terrorism

(Newser) - Police detectives on Sunday arrested a second man in London in connection with what they called a terrorist incident near Buckingham Palace , when a man drove up to a police van then reached for a 4-foot sword. Three police officers were slightly injured Friday night as they confronted a 26-year-old... More »

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