France Lyon: ‘Parcel bomb’ injures people

A suspected parcel bomb has exploded in the eastern French city of Lyon, injuring at least eight people, local media report. Those hurt in the explosion on Victor-Hugo Street seemed to have suffered superficial injuries to the lower limbs, one report says. Soldiers sealed the area afterwards as police and explosives experts arrived. French President Emmanuel Macron has described the blast in the country’s third-biggest city as an “attack”. The parcel full of screws, nuts…

New Jersey man arrested for plotting terror attack at Trump Tower

A New Jersey man was arrested Wednesday on terror-related charges for allegedly seeking to provide material support to Hamas, and discussing the bombing of Trump Tower and the Israeli consulate in Manhattan, according to federal officials. Jonathan Xie, 20, of Basking Ridge, is charged with two counts of attempting to provide material support to a designated terrorist organization, two counts of making false statements, and one count of transmitting a threat in interstate commerce. He…

Hezbollah Agent in NY Convicted of Terror Offenses

An Hezbollah agent in NY was found guilty of eight counts relating to terrorism, sanctions and immigration offenses. Ali Kourani, a naturalized citizen living in the Bronx, was working for the Lebanese terror group and was part of a secret unit that plans and carries out terror attacks on foreign soil. Hezbollah, an Iranian proxy group, is one of the most powerful terrorist organizations in the world. “Ali Kourani was recruited, trained, and deployed by Hezbollah’s Islamic Jihad Organization…

Police Anti-Terror Squad Nabs Seven Ex-Syria Militants

Jakarta. The National Police’s elite anti-terrorism unit detained nine suspected terrorists – seven of them former Syrian fighters – in a series of raids in East and Central Java on Tuesday, a spokesman said. Police believe the suspected terrorists are more professional compared with the members of Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD) recently arrested in Bekasi (West Java), Lampung and Tegal (Central Java). “It is important to note that of these nine suspected terrorists, seven returned from…

San Diego synagogue shooting: Rabbi describes seeing attacker

A rabbi who was injured in the deadly shooting at a synagogue near San Diego on Saturday has described the moment he faced the gunman. Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein says he lifted his hands when he saw the “murder terrorist”. The man shot and the rabbi lost his right index finger. One woman died and two other people were injured in the attack. A 19-year-old man named as John Earnest was arrested shortly afterwards in Poway,…

Sri Lanka explosions: 137 killed as churches and hotels targeted

At least 137 people have been killed and hundreds more injured in explosions at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, police and hospital sources say. At least six explosions have been reported. Three churches in Kochchikade, Negombo and Batticaloa were targeted during Easter services. The Shangri La, Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury hotels, all in Colombo, were also hit. Easter Sunday is one of the major feasts in the Christian calendar. Images on social media showed…

Taliban declare start of spring offensive amid talks with US

Taliban announce start of their annual spring offensive despite talks with the US, upcoming Afghan dialogue meeting The Taliban announced Friday the start of their spring offensive despite talking peace with the United States and ahead of a significant gathering of Afghans meant to discuss resolutions to the protracted war and an eventual withdrawal of American troops from the country. The insurgents released a lengthy missive in five languages, including English, saying the fighting would continue while…

ISIS CLAIMS TERROR ATTACK IN NORTH SINAI, KILLING FOUR

Egypt is battling an Islamist militant insurgency that has carried out attacks mainly in the remote Sinai Peninsula. CAIRO – Five people including four police personnel were killed on Tuesday when a suspected militant blew himself up near a market in the North Sinai town of Sheikh Zuweid, three security sources said. The head of investigations in the town and his assistant were among those killed, the sources said, adding several people were wounded. No…

Teen pleads guilty to plotting terror attack at Texas mall

DALLAS  A suburban Dallas teenager has pleaded guilty to plotting an Islamic State group-inspired mass shooting at a North Texas mall. A state judge sentenced Matin Azizi-Yarand to 20 years in prison Monday for solicitation of capital murder and making a terroristic threat, state and federal prosecutors announced. The 18-year-old is eligible for parole after serving 10 years. Azizi-Yarand was arrested last May for plotting to shoot civilians and police at a Frisco mall in…

UK : Steven Bishop admits London mosque bomb plot

8 April 2019 A man has admitted planning a bomb attack on a south London mosque. Steven Bishop, 41, admitted buying fireworks and possessing instructions on how to make an explosive. Bishop, of Thornton Heath, was believed to have been targeting Morden Mosque when his home was raided by police on 29 October last year. He will be sentenced on Wednesday after changing his plea on the opening day of his trial at Kingston Crown…