Two arrested after explosives found in car on Luton street

Witnesses said home surrounding Dunstable Road in Luton had been evacuated Two men have been arrested after explosives were found in a car on a Luton street. Witnesses said nearby homes were evacuated. A Bedfordshire Police spokesman said: We are currently attending an incident in Dunstable Road, Luton, where a suspicious device has been found in a car. Dunstable Road has been closed between Nadeem Plaza and Francis Street, and an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD)…

HMP Whitemoor: Two arrests over prison officer terror attack

The attack happened as prison cells were being unlocked. Two men are being questioned under terror laws over an attack on a prison officer at a maximum security jail. The officer suffered stab wounds to his head, chest and face as the cells were unlocked at HMP Whitemoor in March, Cambridgeshire, on 9 January. The men, aged 24 and 26, were arrested on Monday on suspicion of conspiracy to murder and preparation of a terrorist…

New terror laws come into force two days before extremist due to be freed from prison

Fifty terrorist prisoners must now serve at least two-thirds of their prison term before they are considered eligible for release. Mohammed Zahir Khan was jailed in 2018 for four years for encouraging terrorism, dissemination of a terror publication and stirring up religious hatred The government rushed the Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Bill through parliament, after two former terrorist prisoners went on to launch attacks in London within two months of each other. The…

Germany: Ten injured as car drives into carnival parade

Police have said the driver has been detained after the incident in Volkmarsen, which is in the central state of Hesse. Police say the driver has been arrested following the incident in Volkmarsen in the central state of Hesse. Officials have declined to say whether it was an accident or a deliberate attack. German news website HNA cited witnesses as saying the driver appeared to have deliberately targeted children and had driven into the crowd…

Female Islamic State supporter admits plot to try and blow up St Paul’s Cathedral

A supporter of the Islamic State terror group has pleaded guilty to plotting to bomb St Paul’s Cathedral and a hotel. Safiyya Amira Shaikh, 36, from Hayes, Middlesex, admitted preparation of terrorist acts and dissemination of terrorist publications at a hearing at the Old Bailey. The charge states that Shaikh made contact with someone who could prepare explosives and went on a reconnaissance trip to scope out the historic site and a hotel as locations…

Germany shooting. Nine dead after two attacks on Hanau shisha bars

A gunman opened fire on two shisha bars in the western German city of Hanau, killing at least eight people and injuring several others, police say. The shootings took place around 22:00 (21:00 GMT) on Wednesday. In both places the clientele were reported to have been predominantly Kurdish. The suspect then fled to his home where he was later found dead along with the body of a second person. The motive for the attacks is…

A letter bomb exploded in a Dutch bank headquarters

Letter bomb goes off at Dutch offices and a second explosive is disarmed at another premises as blackmailer strikes again a day after explosions struck two firms A letter bomb exploded in a Dutch bank headquarters today and another was disarmed at an IT firm as police hunt for the blackmailer behind two blasts at postal offices yesterday. An employee of ING was rushed to hospital and treated for smoke inhalation after a small explosion…

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Jihadist guilty of plotting terror attack on tourist sites and Pride parade.

The 28-year-old was convicted after being earlier acquitted of a sword attack on police outside Buckingham Palace. A former Uber driver, cleared of launching a sword attack on police outside Buckingham Palace, has been found guilty of plotting a terror attack just months after his release. Mohiussunnath Chowdhury, 28, from Luton, had planned to target iconic tourist sites including Madame Tussauds, Piccadilly Circus and London’s Pride parade, using a vehicle, knife and gun. He was…

Three arrested over Islamic State knife attacks in Maldives

Reports say a Maldivian radical group affiliated with Islamic State says it carried out the attack in a video posted online. Three men with suspected links to Islamic State have been arrested over the stabbing of two Chinese nationals and an Australian in the Maldives. The attack happened on Tuesday night in Hulhumale, an island four miles (7km) north of the capital Male. One of the Chinese nationals was a tourist and the two other…