Latest Terrorist attacks News

Woman given life for plot to blow up St. Paul's Cathedral

Jul. 3, 2020 9:02 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A woman was jailed for life, with a minimum sentence of 14 years, on Friday for plotting to blow up London's St. Paul’s Cathedral, a nearby hotel and a subway train in a suicide attack. Safiyya Shaikh, 37, extensively researched how to cause maximum carnage at the historic church and...

Philippine police fatally shoot 4 army soldiers in south

Jun. 29, 2020 12:12 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine policemen fatally shot four army soldiers, including two officers, who were trying to locate a suicide bomber Monday but were suspected of being criminals by the police in the volatile south, officials said. Regional military commander Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana said...

Family members of the three victims comfort each other after lighting candles during a vigil in the town of Reading, England, in memory of three people who were killed in the Reading terror attack in Forbury Gardens in the town centre. Three people were stabbed to death by a lone attacker on Saturday June 27, in what is being treated as a terror attack.  (Steve Parsons/PA via AP)

Libyan suspect in court over UK knife attack that killed 3

Jun. 29, 2020 9:28 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A 25-year-old Libyan asylum-seeker accused of stabbing three men to death with a kitchen knife as they sat in an English city park made his first court appearance on Monday but didn't enter a plea. Khairi Saadallah faces three counts of murder and three of attempted murder over the June 20...

Pakistani police say 2 security guards and a policeman killed in terror attack on stock exchange building in Karachi

Jun. 29, 2020 2:45 AM EDT
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say 2 security guards and a policeman killed in terror attack on stock exchange building in Karachi.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a press conference at the State Department, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 in Washington. (Mandel Ngan/Pool via AP)

US cites rise in Iran-backed and white supremacist attacks

Jun. 24, 2020 11:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is claiming significant victories against global terrorism but says Iran continues to increase its support for extremists and that white supremacist attacks are on the rise. The State Department said Wednesday in its annual report on terrorism that...

Tennessee newspaper fires ad manager for end of times ad

Jun. 23, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee newspaper has fired its advertising manager after a full-page advertisement from a religious group predicting a terrorist attack in Nashville next month appeared in its pages. In a story on its website Monday afternoon, The Tennessean announced the newspaper and its...

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem speaks during a press conference, in Damascus, Syria, Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Walid al-Moallem accused the United States on Tuesday of allegedly

Syrian FM says US sanctions seek to 'starve the people'

Jun. 23, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria’s foreign minister accused the United States on Tuesday of allegedly “seeking to starve the people” of Syria by imposing new sanctions and opening the door for “terrorism" to return to the war-torn country. Walid al-Moallem said the sanctions are a...

Suicide bomber kills 2 at Turkish military base in Somalia

Jun. 23, 2020 7:02 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A suicide bomber detonated inside a Turkish military training base in Somalia's capital and killed two people, police said Tuesday. It was the first time Turkey's largest overseas military base has been attacked by the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group. The Somalia-based group...

Police forensic officers search near the scene of a fatal multiple stabbing attack in Forbury Gardens, central Reading, England, Monday June 22, 2020. The English town of Reading is mourning for three people stabbed to death on Saturday in what is being treated as a terror attack. Residents gathered for a moment of silence Monday as police questioned the suspected lone wolf attacker. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

English town mourns victims of suspected terror attack

Jun. 22, 2020 2:30 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The English town of Reading mourned Monday for three people stabbed to death as they sat in a park in what is being treated as a terror attack, gathering for a moment of silence as police questioned the alleged lone attacker. More than 100 students lit candles and laid flowers in memory of...

Tennessee newspaper investigating 'horrific' end of times ad

Jun. 21, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

A Tennessee newspaper said Sunday it is investigating what its editor called a “horrific” full-page advertisement from a religious group that predicts a terrorist attack in Nashville next month. The paid advertisement that appeared in Sunday's editions of The Tennessean from the group Future For...