Latest Terrorism News

The Latest: Tourists in Sri Lanka hurry to reassure families

Apr. 21, 2019 6:39 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Foreign tourists in Sri Lanka have hurriedly contacted loved ones around the world to say they were OK after attacks on churches and hotels killed over 130 people. Tour operators warn that access...

Explosions kill at least 138 in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday

Apr. 21, 2019 5:54 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — At least 138 people were killed and hundreds more injured in near simultaneous blasts that rocked three churches and three luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, a security official said, in the worst spout of violence in the South Asian country since its civil war ended a...

Police: 'New breed' of terrorists in Northern Ireland

Apr. 20, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Police in Northern Ireland arrested two teenagers Saturday in connection with the fatal shooting of a young journalist during rioting in the city of Londonderry and warned of a "new breed" of terrorists threatening the peace. The men, aged 18 and 19, were detained under anti-terrorism...

AP Was There: Shock, then terror as Columbine attack unfolds

Apr. 20, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — On April 20, 1999, two teenage boys dressed in black trench coats went on a killing rampage at Columbine High School in suburban Denver. They shot and killed 12 classmates and a teacher and wounded two dozen others before taking their own lives. Twenty years later, The Associated...

'I'm going to die': Survivor recounts Mali ethnic massacre

Apr. 20, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The sun had yet to rise and Ada Diallo was preparing for morning prayers when gunfire rang out in her village in central Mali. The 55-year-old ran through the darkness to the home of the local spiritual leader. Inside, some 50 women cowered in a single room, praying for their lives....

Afghan official: Blast rocks country's capital, kills 7

Apr. 20, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide blast rocked Afghanistan's capital Saturday during a gun battle with security forces, officials said, killing at least seven people a day after hopes for all-encompassing peace talks collapsed. At least eight people were wounded. Police chief Gen. Sayed Mohammad...

Embattled US Rep. Ilhan Omar tweets 'happy Passover'

Apr. 19, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar is wishing "happy Passover" to Jews commemorating the holiday in her home state of Minnesota and around the world. Omar is a Somali American and one of the first Muslims elected to Congress. She's been criticized for remarks in recent months on Israel, Jewish...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Apr. 19, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: __ CLAIM: Man who threw boy over Minnesota mall balcony is a Somali immigrant....

Trump calls Libyan commander pushing to seize Tripoli

Apr. 19, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — President Donald Trump has spoken by phone with Libya's Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter, who is leading an offensive to take over the capital of Tripoli — the seat of the U.N.-supported government. According to a readout released by the White House on Friday, Trump and Hifter talked about...

Columbine focuses on healing as questions loom after manhunt

Apr. 19, 2019 6:26 AM EDT

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado community changed forever by the attack that killed 13 people at Columbine High School moved ahead Thursday with ceremonies marking the anniversary of the tragedy while awaiting more details on what led a Florida teen "infatuated" with the shooting to buy a shotgun and...