Latest Terrorist attacks News

Slovak man convicted, sentenced after explosives found

Nov. 15, 2019 7:41 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — A court in the Czech Republic has convicted a Slovak national of public endangerment and promoting terrorism and sentenced him to six-and-a-half years in prison. Two years ago, police seized chemicals that can be used to make explosives and videos on how to make them in Dominik...

Key factors in Sri Lanka’s presidential election

Nov. 13, 2019 11:16 PM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankans are voting Saturday for a new president after weeks of campaigning that largely focused on national security and religious extremism in the backdrop of the deadly Islamic State-inspired suicide bomb attacks on Easter Sunday. THE ELECTION Nearly 16 million people are...

UN: Al-Shabab remains 'potent threat' in Somalia and region

Nov. 13, 2019 8:55 AM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Al-Shabab extremists in Somalia remain "a potent threat" to regional peace and are now manufacturing home-made explosives, expanding their revenue sources and infiltrating government institutions, U.N. experts say. The panel of experts' report to the Security Council, circulated...

Suicide bomber attacks Indonesian police station, wounding 6

Nov. 13, 2019 5:51 AM EST

MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — A suicide bomber blew himself up at a busy police station in Indonesia's third-largest city on Wednesday, wounding at least six people. The attack came during a counterterrorism crackdown and as authorities were on heightened alert for possible attacks against police and places of...

UN: Al-Shabab remains 'potent threat' in Somalia and region

Nov. 12, 2019 6:44 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Al-Shabab extremists in Somalia remain "a potent threat" to regional peace and are now manufacturing home-made explosives, expanding their revenue sources and infiltrating government institutions, U.N. experts say. The panel of experts' report to the Security Council, circulated...

Man linked to neo-Nazi group pleads guilty to gun charges

Nov. 12, 2019 4:45 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man who has been linked by the FBI to a violent neo-Nazi group pleaded guilty on Tuesday to gun charges, one of several recent criminal cases against members of the same far-right extremist group. Andrew Thomasberg, 21, of McLean, faces a maximum of 20 years in prison...

Plaque commemorating pilot of hijacked 9/11 plane missing

Nov. 9, 2019 9:13 AM EST

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A plaque commemorating a New Hampshire man who was piloting one of the planes that was hijacked on Sept. 11, 2001 is missing from the Portsmouth tree where it had been chained for 17 years. The plaque honors Tom McGuinness, the co-pilot of American Airlines Flight 11, which was...

Police say California home deaths were murder-suicide

Nov. 9, 2019 1:30 AM EST

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A man fatally shot his visiting mother, a dog and himself in a Southern California home where a written bomb threat triggered an evacuation of neighbors, police said Friday. The killings took place at a house in the Los Angeles suburb of Simi Valley on Thursday. Police believe it...

The Latest: Police: 2 dead in California murder-suicide

Nov. 8, 2019 1:06 PM EST

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on two people found dead in a Southern California home where there was a bomb threat (all times local): 10 a.m. Police say the deaths of two people in a suburban Southern California home are the result of a murder-suicide. Cmdr. Steve Shorts says Friday that a man...

Hashmi's election draws racist comments on Facebook

Nov. 7, 2019 5:58 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Days after Virginia's legislative elections, racist comments continued to flood news stories about Ghazala Hashmi becoming the first Muslim American to serve in the state Senate, with hundreds of Facebook users linking her to terrorism and saying it was a "sad day" for Virginia....