NINE ISIL SUSPECTS DETAINED IN TURKEYS KONYA

Police detained nine ISIL suspects during an anti-terror operation in the Central Anatolian province of Konya on May 1, according to a police source. The suspects were accused of making propaganda for ISIL on social media, said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media. Police also seized a number of documents during the search.

POLICE: EXPLOSIVE DEVICE FOUND AT STARBUCKS IN TEXAS

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Police say a “legitimate explosive device” was found outside a Starbucks in Southeast Texas. Beaumont police say a Starbucks employee found the package outside Thursday morning and took it into the coffee shop. Police say the employee noticed a note while trying to open the package and then notified law enforcement after taking the package back outside. Police haven’t released the contents of the note. Police also haven’t said what the…

TERRORISTS USE OF DRONES HAS NYPD ON ALERT

Terrorists have grown increasingly inventive with their use of drones — and NYPD officials fear they could start using them to execute attacks in the Big Apple and other American cities. “Our job is to look forward . . . in terms of emerging threats that could affect an urban area like New York City,” Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism John Miller told reporters after a House subcommittee on emergency preparedness hearing on Monday….

ISIS SPOKESMAN ABU HASSAN AL-MUHAJIR CALLS FOR ATTACKS ON WEST AND RUSSIA IN FIRST SPEECH FOR NEARLY A YEAR

The terror group chief discussed a ‘new phase’ for future fights against Russia and Iran ISIS spokesman Abu Hassan al-Muhajir has released his first speech in 10 months – calling for attacks in the West and Russia. The beleaguered group once controlled lands the size of the UK in Iraq and Syria, but is now clinging on to less than three per cent of its territories. Now, in a rambling 50-minute address released through pro-ISIS…

Van plows into pedestrians in Toronto, injuring several, cops say

23 April 2018 Several people in Toronto were injured on Monday when a white van plowed into pedestrians, police said. The white van possibly struck eight to 10 people near Yonge Street and Finch Avenue just before 10:30 p.m., police said. They later clarified it was too early to confirm the number of those injured. The van then fled the scene, CBC reported. It’s unclear what is the extent of the injuries. http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/04/23/several-people-injured-when-van-plows-into-pedestrians-in-toronto-cops-say.html

MI5 AND POLICE TO BE GIVEN NEW ANTI-TERROR POWERS TO TARGET CERTAIN HIGH-RISK COMMUNITIES

The Independent Online Security services and police are to be given tougher powers to act against terrorism suspects in communities where the threat of people being radicalised is thought to be highest. Under a new strategy, authorities will aim to identify plotters before they have finalised any plans for terror attacks. Security chiefs believe a “step change” is needed to keep the public safe from terrorism, according to The Sunday Times.The targeting of certain communities, which will prove controversial, is part of…

PARIS ATTACK SUSPECT SALAH ABDESLAM CONVICTED IN BELGIUM

Image copyrightBELGIAN/FRENCH POLICE A Belgian court has convicted Salah Abdeslam, the sole surviving suspect from the 2015 Paris terror attacks, over a gunfight that led to his arrest. Abdeslam and co-defendant Sofien Ayari were both found guilty of terror-related charges of attempted murder. They fired on officers who raided a flat in Brussels in 2016. Abdeslam, 28, had been on the run for four months. He is being held in a jail in France and…

TEENAGER ARRESTED AFTER HOAX BOMB THREAT

Image copyrightPA An 18-year-old has been arrested after a number of schools and colleges across the UK received threatening emails. The National Crime Agency (NCA) said the incident was linked to a hoax bomb threat that closed hundreds of schools last week. The teenager was arrested in Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire, on Wednesday night on suspicion of making malicious communications. A NCA spokesman said the threats had “caused considerable concern”. He added: “We do not assess…

SUSPICIOUS PACKAGES SENT TO MILITARY BASES IN WASHINGTON DC REGION

The FBI was deployed to multiple government facilities in the Washington DC region, including the National Defense University. Suspicious packages have been sent to at least four military bases in the Washington DC region, according to US media reports. The FBI, Secret Service, Hazmat and an Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit were all deployed to the National Defense University at Fort McNair around 8.30am on Monday local time, where a package tested positive for black powder…

GUNMAN IN TRÈBES, FRANCE, KILLS AT LEAST 2

Hostages Taken at French Supermarket A gunman in the town of Trèbes, in southwest France, said he was acting on behalf of the Islamic State. PARIS — A gunman opened fire at a supermarket in southwestern France on Friday, killing at least two people and taking hostages, an attack that has rattled nerves in a country that has been the site of several terrorist attacks in recent years. The armed man entered a Super U…