10/06/22

Terrorist groups exploiting power vacuums in Africa, says UN

Addressing the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact in New York on Wednesday, Secretary-General António Guterres has warned of the growing terrorism risk to Afica. “Groups like Al-Qaida, Da’esh and their affiliates are continuing to grow in the Sahel and make inroads into Central and Southern Africa. .....

10/06/22

Worrying increase in youth arrests for terrorism offences

Counter Terrorism officers say an upward trend in youth arrests is of 'real concern’ as figures reveal that more under 18’s were arrested in the year to March 2022 than any other annual period. The latest Home Office figures relating to the police’s use of powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 show that there were .....

08/06/22

At least one dead and several injured after vehicle drives into crowd

At least one person has died and several others injured after a vehicle drove into a crowd in western Berlin, police say. A man believed to be the driver of the vehicle has been detained, they added. It is unclear whether the incident was the result of an accident or whether the driver had intentionally driven into .....

07/06/22

MI5 needs new counter terror policies says Sir Ivor Roberts

The former head of counter-terrorism in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Sir Ivor Roberts has suggested that new policies are needed by MI5 in order to stop terrorists 'slipping through the net'. Sir Ivor referred to the case of Malik Faisal Akram, originally from Blackburn, who carried out an attack on a Texas .....

07/06/22

UK warned it is failing to adapt as terror threat shifts from groups to lone attackers

Psychologists and behavioural scientists should be deployed more frequently to counter-terrorism operations as the number of neurodivergent individuals under investigation rises, a watchdog has advised. The government’s independent reviewer of terrorism legislation told the Observer that evaluating the threat from .....

02/06/22

Possible Active Shooter at St, Francis Hospital in Tulsa, OK

Open Source Media is reporting that there is a possible active shooter situation at the St. Francis Hospital located in Tulsa, Oklahoma.Tulsa Police are on the scene and reporting that the shooter has been shot and is down. There are reports of multiple injuries however the extent of the injures are currently unknown. .....

31/05/22

Lisa Smith: Former Irish soldier guilty of Islamic State membership

A former Irish Defence Forces soldier has been found guilty of Islamic State (IS) membership. Lisa Smith, 40, had pleaded not guilty to being a member of the group between 28 October 2015 and 1 December 2019. Smith was, however, found not guilty of financing terrorism by sending money to a man for the benefit the .....

27/05/22

FBI foiled terror plot to kill George W Bush

An Islamic State sympathiser planned to murder former US President George W Bush but the plot was discovered by the FBI, US authorities have revealed. The suspect, a resident of Ohio, allegedly sought to have Iraqi operatives smuggled into the US from Mexico for the operation. He is now in custody and appeared at a .....

25/05/22

Texas School Shooting

Texas shooting: 19 children among dead in primary school attack. Nineteen young children and two adults have died in a shooting at a primary school in south Texas. The gunman opened fire at Robb Elementary School - which teaches children aged seven to 10 - in the city of Uvalde before he was killed by law .....

19/05/22

Terror-accused Billingham GP 'could face torture and execution'

A GP accused of running a terrorist group could face torture and execution if he is extradited to India, a court has heard. Dr Mukul Hazarika, of the Queenstree practice in Billingham, Teesside, is allegedly chairman of a group linked to bombings in a bid to win independence for the state of Assam. He is facing .....