Counterterrorism

January 19, 2019 - 5:43 am
MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Counter-terrorism officers killed four insurgents, including two women, in a shootout on a highway in eastern Punjab province on Saturday, officials said. Senior officer Rai Tahir said insurgents traveling in a car opened fire when police stopped them near the city of...
Read More
Civilians flee as security forces aim their weapons at the buildings of a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Extremists launched a deadly attack on a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital Tuesday, sending people fleeing in panic as explosions and heavy gunfire reverberated through the complex. A police officer said he saw bodies, "but there was no time to count the dead." (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
January 15, 2019 - 9:07 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on the attack on a hotel in Nairobi, Kenya (all times local): 7:10 a.m. Dozens of people are reuniting with friends and family after being trapped for more than 12 hours in a hotel complex under attack in Kenya's capital. Survivor Lucy Wanjiru says she had been...
Read More
FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2017, file photo, a police K-9 unit patrols in New York's Times Square where crowds were gathered for the annual New Year's Eve celebration. The New York Police Department is adding a drone this year to the security forces it uses to protect the huge crowds celebrating New Year's Eve in the city. (AP Photo/Go Nakamura, File)
December 30, 2018 - 7:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — It's an Auld Lang Syne of the times: For the first time, a police drone will be keeping watch over the New Year's Eve celebration in New York's Times Square. The unmanned eye-in-the-sky is the latest wrinkle in the New York City Police Department's ever-evolving plan to keep...
Read More
Moroccans lay flowers and messages during a candlelight vigil outside the Norwegian embassy in Rabat for two Scandinavian university students who were killed in a terrorist attack in a remote area of the Atlas Mountains, Morocco, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. Moroccans gathered Saturday in front of the Norwegian and Danish embassies in Rabat in a candlelight vigil to honor two Scandinavian university students killed in a terrorist attack in the Atlas Mountains. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
December 22, 2018 - 1:16 pm
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccans gathered Saturday in front of the Norwegian and Danish embassies in Rabat in a candlelight vigil to honor two Scandinavian university students killed in a terrorist attack in the Atlas Mountains. Hundreds of people brought flowers and shed tears Saturday in a show of...
Read More
FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2009 file photo, Marc Sageman, of the Foreign Policy Research Institute, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing. Sageman, a former CIA employee who studies terror networks, says Amer Alhaggagi, a California man convicted of attempting to support the Islamic State does not have the attributes of an Islamic extremist. Sageman described Alhaggagi at a sentencing hearing on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, as an Internet troll who talked about making bombs and conducting terror attacks in the San Francisco Bay Area, but was a coward who took little action. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
December 17, 2018 - 5:41 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California man convicted of attempting to support the Islamic State does not have the attributes of an Islamic extremist despite his discussions about making bombs and planning terror attacks, a former CIA employee who studies terror networks testified Monday. Marc Sageman...
Read More
November 23, 2018 - 1:59 pm
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — France's anti-terrorism forces in Mali have killed at least 30 al-Qaida-linked extremists in central Mali, including the possible death of a chief jihadi leader, France's armed forces ministry said Friday. The ministry said in a statement that the attack overnight Thursday into...
Read More
FILE - In this Friday, May 26, 2017 file photo, people stand next to tributes placed in St Ann's Square in central Manchester, England, after Monday's bombing. A major British parliamentary report found Thursday Nov. 22, 2018, that shortcomings by security services led to missed opportunities to possibly prevent last year's lethal extremist attack at Manchester Arena. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File)
November 22, 2018 - 5:44 am
LONDON (AP) — A major British parliamentary report found Thursday that shortcomings by security services led to missed opportunities to possibly prevent last year's lethal extremist attack at Manchester Arena. The Intelligence and Security Committee, which investigated five terror attacks that took...
Read More
In this Nov. 20, 2018 photo a man acting as a terrorist shoots a mock victim during an anti-terror exercise at the Cologne-Bonn-airport in Cologne, western Germany. About 1 000 police and rescue staff trained how to react on a terror attack in the so far biggest exercise on a German airport. (Marius Becker/dpa via AP)
November 21, 2018 - 12:15 am
BERLIN (AP) — German police have conducted a large-scale anti-terror drill at Cologne-Bonn airport, in the west of the country, amid ongoing concerns about the threat posed by Islamic extremists. Some 1,000 officers took part in the exercise early Wednesday, which took into account insight from...
Read More
Police officers stand next to a cordoned off area where a policeman was stabbed in Brussels, early morning Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. A policeman was stabbed Tuesday by an assailant who was shot close to the Grand Place in Brussels' historic centre. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
November 20, 2018 - 7:10 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — An assailant was shot by police after he stabbed and injured a policeman in a pre-dawn attack on Tuesday in Brussels' historic center. The prosecutor's office is investigating whether the attack was linked to any terror group and charged the suspect with "attempted murder in a...
Read More
November 15, 2018 - 2:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is reducing its counterterrorism forces in Africa and studying whether to make similar moves elsewhere in the world as part of a broad effort to shift American military focus toward what it calls threats from Russia and China. The planned 10 percent cut from U.S...
Read More

Pages