Latest Terrorist attacks News

Fear looms in Sri Lanka’s first post-Easter attack election

Nov. 15, 2019 8:59 PM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Polls have opened in Sri Lanka’s presidential election 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. Nearly 16 million of the island...

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...

Tulsi Gabbard: Release documents related to Saudis and 9/11

Oct. 29, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard joined relatives of Sept. 11 victims on Tuesday in demanding that the federal government release the findings of its investigation into the Saudi government's role in the Sept. 11 attacks. "We are 18 years removed from this terrible crime, and...

Dutch prosecutors seek 6-year sentence in Wilders death plot

Oct. 29, 2019 8:11 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Prosecutors have demanded a six-year prison sentence for a Pakistani man accused of plotting a terror attack on Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders. Prosecutors said Tuesday the 27-year-old suspect traveled to the Netherlands in August last year with "the intention to kill...

IS victims see satisfaction but no closure in leader's death

Oct. 28, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — For Georges Salines, whose 28-year-old daughter Lola was killed when Islamic extremists went on a bloody rampage in Paris in 2015, the death of the man who inspired the attack brought a welcome "sense of satisfaction." But like other survivors and families of victims of the Islamic State...