Hong Kong Police Sound Alarm Over Homemade Explosives

HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s much-maligned police force provided a rare behind-the-scenes look Friday at its bomb disposal squad to show the potentially deadly destructive force of homemade explosives seized during months of protests that have shaken the Chinese territory. In a demonstration for media cameras, the bomb squad set off a series of controlled explosions in a disused quarry overlooking the citys high-rise skyline, blowing up a watermelon and shredding the front of a…

Andrew Dymock charged with 12 terror offences

A 22-year-old man from Bath has been charged with 12 terror offences. Andrew Dymock, of Weymouth Street, was arrested on Wednesday following an investigation by counter-terror police into suspected right-wing terrorism online. He will appear before Westminster Magistrates Court later, a spokesperson for Counter Terrorism Policing North East said. The charges include five offences of encouraging terrorism. He has also been charged with four offences of disseminating terrorist publications, two counts of terrorist fundraising, and…

Usman Khan’s 2012 accomplice bomb plotter arrested after review of terrorists on licence.

Nazam Hussain, 34, has been arrested after a review of terrorists on licence in the wake of the London Bridge attack. Police arrested Nazam Hussain after a search of his home address One of nine extremists convicted in 2012 alongside London Bridge terrorist Usman Khan for plotting to attack the London Stock Exchange has been arrested in Stoke-on-Trent. Nazam Hussain, 34, was detained on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts after a search of his…

Lisa Smith: IS recruit arrested after arriving back in Ireland

Lisa Smith is from Dundalk in County Louth an Irish citizen who became an Islamic State bride has been arrested after arriving back in Dublin. Lisa Smith and her daughter travelled from Turkey after being deported, arriving in Ireland on Sunday. She was arrested on arrival, and it is expected she will now be interviewed by police about suspected terrorist offences. Plans have also been made for the care of her two-year-old daughter, who was…

London Bridge: attacker had been jailed for al-Qaida inspired bomb plot

Usman Khan shot dead by police while wearing fake suicide vest. Man and woman killed in attack on Friday, three others injured. A man and a woman were killed in a terror attack in London carried out by an Islamist extremist who had been jailed for an al-Qaida inspired bomb plot and was recently released on licence. Scotland Yard are investigating how 28-year-old Usman Khan was able to launch the attack in London Bridge on…

The Hague stabbing: Several hurt in attack at department store

The attack happened in a busy shopping area At least three people have been stabbed in an attack at a department store in a busy shopping street in The Hague, Dutch police say. Police are searching for a man aged between 45 and 50, wearing a grey jogging tracksuit, who they believe may be behind the attack. Images on social media showed emergency services at the scene amid crowds of Black Friday shoppers. The condition…

London Bridge terror attack: Suspect wearing hoax suicide vest shot dead after a number of people stabbed

One suspect detained by police. Scotland Yard said there had been a stabbing. Number of people have been injured. Witnesses reported hearing gunshots Armed police have shot a man on London Bridge after several people were injured in a stabbing in an incident officers are responding to as though it is terror-related. Eyewitnesses described seeing several people restraining one man as they grappled on the pavement on London Bridge. Armed police then responded, firing shots….

London Bridge: One killed and several stabbed in terror attack

Police say they are treating the London Bridge stabbing as terror-related as a precaution. Key points: One person has died after a stabbing attack on London Bridge Met Police will make a statement at 4pm Officers are treating the attack as terror-related The person who died is not the suspect, Sky News understands Police have shot the alleged attacker and say a man has been detained There are believed to be five casualties A witness…

Florida man wanted ISIS to bomb deans at colleges that suspended or expelled him, feds say

A Florida man tried to direct a purported ISIS agent to bomb Miami Dade College, prosecutors say. A man who had been suspended or expelled from two South Florida colleges asked an FBI informant he thought belonged to ISIS to bomb the schools, targeting specific deans, a federal prosecutor says. Salman Rashid, 23, is charged with soliciting another person to commit a crime of violence. He made an initial court appearance Monday in US district…

Britain is country worst affected by terrorism in EU, study reveals

Britain is the country worst affected by terrorism in the EU, according to an authoritative study of the its impact worldwide. The Global Terrorism Index puts the UK in the top 30 of the worlds 168 nations, ahead of France, Germany, Belgium and Spain as well as Sri Lanka, Iran, Russia and Israel. Afghanistan has overtaken Iraq as the nation worst affected by terrorism followed by Nigeria, Syria and Pakistan, according to the analysis of…