Counterterrorism

In this handout photo provided by Sky News, a suspect package that was sent to Waterloo station is seen in England, Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Britain’s counter-terrorism police are investigating after three suspicious packages were found in London, including one near City Airport and one near Heathrow Airport. Police said Tuesday all three write postal bags contained yellow bags thought by specialist police to be small improvised explosive devices. Police say the devices “appear capable of igniting an initially small fire when opened.” (Sky News via AP)
March 05, 2019 - 12:13 pm
LONDON (AP) — Three small explosive devices in plastic mailing bags arrived at offices for two London airports and at a train station Tuesday, and Irish police said they were helping British counterterrorism police with the investigation. London's Metropolitan Police Service said the devices found...
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March 05, 2019 - 6:34 am
PARIS (AP) — French anti-terror prosecutors are investigating a knife attack by a prison inmate that injured two guards in western France. Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet said the prisoner's wife was visiting him Tuesday and he locked himself in a visiting room after stabbing the guards with a...
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February 11, 2019 - 12:25 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. counter-terrorism chief warned Monday that recent losses by Islamic State extremists "should not lead to complacency at any level," saying the extremist group remains a global threat with up to 18,000 militants in Iraq and Syria. Vladimir Voronkov also told the...
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FILE - This Dec. 16, 2018, file photo provided by the al-Qaida-affiliated Ibaa News Agency purports to show al-Qaida-linked Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, or HTS, militants detaining a member of the Islamic State group in the countryside of Idlib, Syria. A U.N. report says international terrorist groups carried out more attacks in Iraq and Syria in the last six months of 2018 than in any other country. (Ibaa News Agency via AP, File)
February 06, 2019 - 1:17 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — International terrorist groups carried out more attacks in Iraq and Syria in the last six months of 2018 than in any other country, and Islamic State extremists were primarily to blame, according to a new U.N. report circulated Wednesday. U.N. experts said in the report to the...
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February 05, 2019 - 2:55 am
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso's armed forces have killed 146 jihadists in three counterterror operations in the northwest near the border with Mali, the army's commander general said. The army's response came after armed men attacked Kain village in Yatenga province early Monday,...
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January 31, 2019 - 11:04 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli and Palestinian officials on Thursday signaled that security coordination between them will continue, despite a looming midnight deadline that will cut off all U.S. assistance to the Palestinians. Security cooperation in the West Bank is one of the few remaining areas of...
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January 28, 2019 - 8:54 am
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Gunmen have killed at least 14 people in Burkina Faso's volatile Sahel region in the past two days, attacking a marketplace and military base, officials said Monday. Nearly a dozen gunmen opened fire on civilians at a Sunday market in the Soum province, killing at...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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