Latest Terrorism News

Somalia closes notorious prison amid abuse allegations

Dec. 16, 2018 12:56 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somalia has closed an underground prison where the government has held extremist suspects and journalists amid allegations of abuses against inmates, the security minister said Sunday. Ahmed Abukar said that Godka Jilaow prison, which held hundreds of prisoners including suspected...

Report: Iran prisoner who died in hospital was a terrorist

Dec. 16, 2018 11:11 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian semi-official ISNA news agency is reporting that a detained activist who died last week was a member of terrorist group planning attacks. The Sunday report quotes an unnamed official as saying Vahid Sayyadi Nasiri died in a hospital a week after he was transferred there from a...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump floats fictions about the border

Dec. 15, 2018 1:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's relationship with the truth tends to be borderline, at best, when it comes to the border. So it was this past week when he made a flurry of false or unsupported statements about immigration. He said, with no evidence, that migrants are plagued with disease. He...

2 female suicide bombers die in northern Cameroon attack

Dec. 15, 2018 6:25 AM EST

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — A Cameroon official says two female suicide bombers have died after detonating in a northern town near the Nigerian border. The governor of the Far North region, Midjiyawa Bakari, says the attack in Kolofata town occurred Friday night and wounded a woman and a 12-year-old girl. The...

Lawyers seek to exclude evidence at NYC truck attack trial

Dec. 14, 2018 7:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for a man charged with killing eight people in a terrorist attack on a New York City bike path said in a court filing Friday that they had learned the FBI had intercepted his communications, though it was unclear when that surveillance began. "We are still waiting for more...

Saudi man who attended terrorist training pleads to fraud

Dec. 14, 2018 5:18 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Saudi Arabian man has pleaded guilty in an Oklahoma City federal court to fraud for failing to disclose that he attended an al-Qaida terrorist training camp in Afghanistan before entering the U.S. Court documents filed Friday show 35-year-old Naif Abdulaziz Alfallaj of Weatherford...

French hunt for possible accomplices of Strasbourg attacker

Dec. 14, 2018 3:39 PM EST

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — French police have killed the man who they believed attacked Strasbourg's Christmas market but investigators kept digging Friday for possible accomplices in a city known for a high concentration of potential extremists. A fourth victim of Tuesday night's attack on the biggest...

The Latest: Italian journalist among the dead in Strasbourg

Dec. 14, 2018 1:03 PM EST

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The Latest on France attack aftermath and death of suspect (all times local): 6:55 p.m. Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte says a young Italian journalist who was badly wounded in the Strasbourg Christmas market attack has died. French police say four people have died in the attack...

Syrian Kurdish-led fighters take Hajin, last town held by IS

Dec. 14, 2018 12:22 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed, Kurdish-led fighters captured the last town held by the Islamic State group on Friday, after three months of ferocious battles in the militants' single remaining enclave in eastern Syria, activists and Kurdish officials said. The fall of Hajin marks an end to the extremist...

Sweden remands terror suspect in custody

Dec. 14, 2018 9:37 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A man has been remanded in custody in Sweden on suspicion of preparing a terrorist attack and illegal weapons possession. The man in his 20s, who was not named, appeared at a closed-door hearing Friday in Goteborg, Sweden's second largest city. His attorney Mikael Hansson said his client...