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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 »

Chilling New Twist in London Investigation

Cops say assailants tried to rent a large truck

(Newser) - The London Bridge attack could have been far worse. Aiming to kill even more people, the terrorist trio tried to rent a 8.3-ton truck on the morning of the attack, Reuters reports. The bid failed when ringleader Khuram Butt failed to provide payment information. The chilling new details came... More »

UK's Theresa May: 'Enough Is Enough'

Most parties temporarily suspend campaigning as toll climbs to 7

(Newser) - Prime Minister Theresa May says of terror attacks in London and Manchester that "enough is enough"—and tougher measures are needed as "terrorism breeds terrorism" and attackers copy each other. May was speaking a day after three attackers left seven dead in an onslaught in the London... More »

Ariana Makes Surprise Visit to Injured Fans

Pop star will headline all-star benefit concert on Sunday

(Newser) - Pop star Ariana Grande stunned young fans when she popped into Royal Manchester Children's Hospital to say hello on Friday, the Telegraph reports. The surprise visit, ahead of Grande's benefit concert Sunday, cheered kids recovering from injuries from the May 22 suicide bombing at Manchester Arena. Social media... 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 »

Cops: Chicago Men Conspired to 'Drench Syria With Blood'

ISIS sympathizers charged with terrorism, police say

(Newser) - Two suburban Chicago men who posed for photos holding a black Islamic State flag at a Lake Michigan beach park were arrested Wednesday on federal terrorist charges, reports the AP . An FBI sting begun in 2015 compiled evidence that Joseph D. Jones and Edward Schimenti sought to provide material support... More »

FBI Reviewing 3 Years of Terrorism-Related Tips

It wants to make sure no red flags were missed

(Newser) - The FBI has been reviewing the handling of thousands of terrorism-related tips and leads from the past three years to make sure they were properly investigated and no obvious red flags were missed, the AP has learned. The review follows attacks by people who were once on the FBI's... More »

No Longer My Son: Indian Dad Won't Take Body of 'Traitor'

Police say son bombed a train, may be linked to ISIS

(Newser) - A father in India wants nothing to do with a son accused of terrorism, even in death. "Look, someone who's a traitor cannot be our son," says the father of 23-year-old Mohammad Saifullah, who was killed Wednesday in a standoff with police in Lucknow. "We will... More »

Zuckerberg Issues New Facebook Manifesto

It's all about 'building social infrastructure'

(Newser) - Welcome to 2017, when toasters have internet access, taxis drive themselves, and social media sites issue manifestos. Mark Zuckerberg set out his 5,500-word vision for the future in a Facebook post Thursday, setting out his plans to build "social infrastructure" that can help the world deal with issues... More »

2 Parents to Trump: No, Our Kids Didn't Die in Terror Attack

With no evidence, Trump includes deaths on terrorism list

(Newser) - Two Australian parents are blasting President Trump for including the incident that killed their children on his list of 78 terror attacks he contends weren't properly covered by the media, USA Today reports. British tourists Mia Ayliffe-Chung, 20, and Tom Jackson, 30, were stabbed to death at an Australian... More »

US Slaps Sanctions on bin Laden Son

'Hamza bin Laden is actively engaged in terrorism'

(Newser) - The Obama administration imposed sanctions on a son of Osama bin Laden on Thursday, saying the younger bin Laden poses a risk to US national security. The State Department said Hamza bin Laden was added to its Specially Designated Global Terrorist list after he was "determined to have committed,... More »

Video Shows Berlin Suspect Vow to Fight 'Crusader Pigs'

Anis Amri pledges allegiance to ISIS' leader

(Newser) - A video released by the Islamic State shows the Tunisian suspect in the Berlin truck attack pledging allegiance to its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and vowing to fight against what he calls "the Crusader pigs," the AP reports. The video, which appeared to have been taken by Anis... More »

Germany Arrests 2 Over Mall Terror Plot

Kosovo-born brothers accused of plotting attack

(Newser) - Police say that two Kosovo-born brothers have been detained on suspicion that they were planning an attack on a shopping mall in western Germany. The men, ages 28 and 31, were detained in Duisburg in the industrial Ruhr region early Friday, the AP reports. Authorities suspect that they may have... More »

Syrian Terror Suspect Asks Syrian for Shelter, Gets Tied Up

Police arrest suspect after 2-day manhunt

(Newser) - German police searched for a Syrian terror suspect for almost two days—and found him Sunday night tied up in another Syrian national's apartment. Jaber Albakr, 22, came to Germany last year as an asylum seeker. After German officials got a tip from the country's intelligence service, they... More »

Bombing Suspect's Dad Told Cops His Son Was a Terrorist

And then he took it back shortly after his 2014 statement

(Newser) - The father of the suspect accused of two separate bombings in New York and New Jersey over the weekend, as well as planting bombs in a third location, reportedly told cops two years ago that his son, Ahmad Rahami , was a terrorist, two senior law enforcement officials tell the New ... More »

NPR Editor's Scary Find: 'Hey, There's a Pressure Cooker'

Petra Mayer saw unexploded device in Chelsea

(Newser) - NPR editor Petra Mayer was visiting a friend in New York City on Saturday night and found herself in an unusual place: as part of a news story. As she explains in an essay , they were heading back to her friend's place when the radio reports began talking about... More »

Man Sought in NYC Bombing Taken Into Custody

Ahmad Kahn Rahami captured after shootout in Linden, NJ

(Newser) - The 28-year-old sought for questioning in this weekend's bombings and near-bombings in New York City and New Jersey is in custody, reports CNN . The network says Ahmad Khan Rahami—a naturalized US citizen born in Afghanistan—was captured after a shootout with police, and AP reports the same. Images... More »

FBI Looking for 28-Year-Old in Connection to NYC Bombing

Afghan native Ahmad Khan Rahami is wanted for questioning

(Newser) - Authorities have released their first "wanted" name in connection to Saturday night's Manhattan bombing. The FBI is looking for 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami, who is described as a naturalized US citizen born in Afghanistan. His last known address was in Elizabeth, NJ, where five more devices were found... More »

5 Questioned After NYC 'Vehicle of Interest' Stopped

FBI suspects there is link to Manhattan blast

(Newser) - There may have been a breakthrough in the Manhattan bombing case: The FBI says it is questioning five people brought in late Sunday after authorities stopped a vehicle that had crossed the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge from Staten Island to Brooklyn. Law enforcement sources tell the New York Times that all or... More »

Family IDs Assailant in Minnesota Mall Attack

Father says it was 22-year-old Dahir Adan

(Newser) - Authorities have not revealed the name of the man who stabbed nine people in a Minnesota mall on Saturday, but his family has identified him as 22-year-old Dahir Adan, reports the Star Tribune . Adan's father said he was a student at a local community college, adding that he had... More »

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