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…

Update :France hostage crisis: Police shoot supermarket gunman

23 March 2018 Armed police have shot a suspect who took hostages at a supermarket in the southern French town of Trebes. The gunman, who is reported to have killed three people, is now dead, said government sources. Reports say the gunman, believed to be Moroccan, pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group. He is believed to have killed and wounded his victims in three separate incidents which began in Carcassonne, 15 minutes’ drive from…

Update : France hostage crisis: Police shoot supermarket gunman

23 March 2018 Armed police have shot a suspect who took hostages at a supermarket in the southern French town of Trebes. The gunman, who is reported to have killed three people, is now dead, said government sources. Reports say the gunman, believed to be Moroccan, pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group. He is believed to have killed and wounded his victims in three separate incidents which began in Carcassonne, 15 minutes’ drive from…

France: Hostage situation at supermarket in Trèbes

23 March 2018 A gunman is holding several people hostage in a supermarket in Trebes, in the south of France. French media say the man had earlier fired shots at some policemen who were jogging, wounding one of them, but not critically. Elite police have rushed to the Super U shop in Trebes, near Carcassonne. A prosecutor says the gunman claims to be in the Islamic State group. In January 2015 a jihadist gunman killed…

TURKEY ARRESTS 36 FOR TERROR PROMOTION ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Suspects arrested for promoting PKK/KCK/PYD-YPG terrorist group online By Ferdi Akilli ZONGULDAK, Turkey A total of 36 suspects were arrested in a number of Turkish cities on suspicion of promoting terrorist groups on the social media, security sources said on Wednesday. In the Black Sea province of Zonguldak, the number of arrested suspects has risen to five as they shared posts against Turkey’s ongoing Operation Olive Branch, according to a security source, who asked not…

AUSTIN BOMBING SUSPECT KILLS SELF WITH EXPLOSIVE AS POLICE CLOSE IN: REPORT

Police in Austin, Texas, were preparing to stage a media briefing early Wednesday about an officer-involved shooting, amid local media reports that the Austin bombing suspect had killed himself with an explosive device. The Austin American-Statesman reported that local police had located the suspect using a mix of cellphone information, security video and store receipts. Authorities identified the suspect based largely on security video and other evidence gathered when the suspect shipped an explosive device from…

GUNMAN DEAD AND TWO CRITICALLY INJURED IN SCHOOL SHOOTING IN MARYLAND

Two students are critically injured and a gunman is dead after a shooting in a high school in Maryland. 15:59, UK,Tuesday 20 March 2018 Image:Emergency services at the scene. Pic: The Bay Net A gunman has died and two students are critically injured after a shooting at a high school in Maryland. Great Mills High School confirmed an attack in their school just 8am (12pm GMT) on Tuesday, and said a gunman entered the school and shot two…

DEVICE EXPLODES IN FEDEX BUILDING OUTSIDE SAN ANTONIO, POLICE SAY

Fifth explosion hits Texas at a FedEx facility A device exploded early Tuesday at a FedEx ground distribution facility in Texas injuring one person, which may be linked to a string of bombings that have rocked the state’s capital this month, officials said. Schertz Police Lt. Manny Casas told Fox San Antonio a medium-sized box was on the conveyor belt when the explosion occurred shortly after midnight. Casas said a woman was treated for a “possible sound…

Texas explosions: New Austin blast ‘may be tripwire-activated’

19 March 2018 Police in Austin, Texas, have warned the public that a fourth explosion there may pose a new threat. They said they were investigating reports the explosion, which injured two people, was activated by tripwire. Three parcel bombs left on doorsteps have killed two people and injured two others since early March. The police they say they are working under the belief that the explosions are connected. They warned people in the area…

TEEN DIES IN THIRD PACKAGE BOMBING IN AUSTIN, TEXAS

The explosions come as hundreds of thousands of people descend on the city for the South By Southwest festival. 22:02, UK,Monday 12 March 2018 Three package bombings which have killed two people in 10 days are believed to be linked, say police in Texas. Officers in Austin spoke about the attacks following two explosions on Monday. Just hours after a package bomb killed a teenager and wounded a woman, police were called to deal with another blast elsewhere…