France stabbing: Two killed and seven injured in knife attack outside bakery

Two people have died and seven others are injured after a knife attack outside a bakery in southern France, according to reports. Police were called to a bakery in the town of Romans-sur-Isere around 11am on Saturday and arrested a man at the scene. Local reports say the suspect is a 33-year-old Sudanese national and cite witnesses who claim he shouted Allahu Akbar before the attack. At least one of the victims is described as…

Man admits to plotting to attack White House with weapons and explosives

A man has admitted plotting to attack the White House. Hasher Jallal Taheb, 23, of Cumming, Georgia, had been the subject of an undercover investigation by FBI Atlanta’s Joint Terrorism Task Force for more than a year. The investigation was launched following a tip from someone in the community in 2018 who was concerned that Taheb had become radicalised and was making plans to travel abroad. Taheb was arrested in January 2019 when he arrived…

TSA to require freight railroads to provide training addressing terrorist threats

Rail employees involved in higher-risk freight rail operations must now be trained to watch for terroristrelated threats, according to a new rule from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The rule, which goes into effect on June 22, calls for the owners and operators of higher-risk freight rail carriers, public transportation agencies, passenger railroad carriers and over-the-road bus companies to provide TSA-approved security training to employees performing security-sensitive functions, according to a March 23 notice in…

Homeland Security warns terrorists may attack amid coronavirus pandemic

The Department of Homeland Security has sent a memo to law enforcement officials across the nation warning that terrorists may attempt to take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic by attacking the US in the near future, according to a report. The memo by the federal agencys Counterterrorism Mission Center and Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office cautioned: Violent extremists probably are seeking to exploit public fears associated with the spread of COVID-19 to incite violence,…

Norway extradites jihadist preacher Mullah Krekar to Italy

A fundamentalist Iraqi cleric has been extradited to Italy from Norway, despite concerns about the coronavirus. Mullah Krekar, real name Najmaddin Faraj Ahmad, is considered a terrorist by the UN and the US. In July 2019 he was convicted by an Italian court of leading a jihadist group. His lawyers challenged his extradition, citing the coronavirus pandemic. The 63-year-old Iraqi Kurdish preacher came to Norway as a refugee in 1991. He was the founder of…

Man planning to bomb Missouri hospital killed, FBI says

A man suspected of planning to attack a hospital treating coronavirus cases in the US state of Missouri died after a shootout with the FBI, officials say. The confrontation happened as agents tried to arrest the 36-year-old in the city of Belton as part of a domestic terrorism investigation, the FBI said. Officials said the man was motivated by racist and anti-government beliefs. He had allegedly considered a range of targets before settling on the…

Christchurch shootings: Brenton Tarrant pleads guilty to 51 murders

A man accused of deadly attacks on mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch a year ago has pleaded guilty to 51 charges of murder. Brenton Tarrant, 29, also admitted the attempted murder of another 40 people, and one terrorism charge. He had previously denied the charges and was due to go on trial in June. The gun attacks at two mosques sent shockwaves around the world. In the wake of the killings, New…

Dutch tram terrorist is sentenced to life in prison for gun rampage that killed four

Dutch tram terrorist is sentenced to life in prison for gun rampage that killed four but is kept out of court due to coronavirus restrictions Gokmen Tanis, 38, shot four people dead on a tram in Utrech in March last year. He was found guilty of murder with terrorist intent and sentenced to life in jail. During the trial he had to be removed from court after spitting at his own lawyer. He was not…

Manchester Arena bombing: Hashem Abedi guilty of 22 murders

The brother of Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi has been found guilty of murdering 22 people. Hashem Abedi had denied helping to plan the sudden and lethal blast which killed or injured nearly 1,000. The Old Bailey heard the pair worked together to source materials used in the suicide blast after an Ariana Grande show at the venue. Prosecutors said Hashem wasjointly responsible with his brother for the attack on 22 May 2017. The Manchester-born…