Latest Terrorism News

Sri Lankan archbishop asks Muslims to reject extremism

Apr. 21, 2021 05:18 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Sri Lankan Catholic archbishop appealed to the country's Muslims on Wednesday to reject extremism and join Catholics in determining the truth behind Easter Sunday suicide bombings in 2019 that killed 269 people. Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal...

US Sikh community traumatized by yet another mass shooting

Apr. 21, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ajeet Singh had to steel himself for a return to work at a FedEx warehouse in Indianapolis on Tuesday for the first time since a former employee shot dead eight people, including four members of Indianapolis’ tightly knit Sikh community. “I've...

General says Afghan withdrawal will make terror fight harder

Apr. 20, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a blunt assessment Tuesday, the top U.S. general for the Middle East told Congress it will be extremely difficult but not impossible for the U.S. to find, track and take out counterterrorism threats in Afghanistan once all American troops are withdrawn. ...

Turkey summons Swedish envoy over contacts with Syrian Kurds

Apr. 20, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey summoned Sweden's ambassador on Tuesday to protest Swedish government officials’ contacts with Syrian Kurdish groups that Ankara classifies as terror organizations, a Turkish Foreign Ministry official said. During the meeting with...

40,000 displaced in north Mozambique after assault on Palma

Apr. 20, 2021 07:06 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Some 40,000 displaced and urgently needing food, work suspended on a multi-billion-dollar gas investment, and scores of dead still being counted. The damage caused by Mozambique's extremist rebels in their deadly assault on the northeastern town of...

Garland returns to Oklahoma City for bombing memorial

Apr. 19, 2021 20:35 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Although 26 years have passed since a truck bomb ripped through a federal building in downtown Oklahoma City, killing 168 people, the same domestic extremism that led to the attack still exists today, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said Monday. ...

Russia says its airstrike in Syria killed 200 militants

Apr. 19, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military said Monday that its airstrike killed about 200 militants in eastern Syria. Rear Adm. Alexander Karpov, the head of the Russian military's Reconciliation Center in Syria, said Russian warplanes hit two militant hideouts northeast of...

Ex-cop-turned-lawyer gets 4+ years in prison in 9/11 scam

Apr. 19, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A former police lieutenant-turned-lawyer was sentenced Monday to more than four years in prison after cheating a fellow officer of $900,000 he was owed for working at the smoldering World Trade Center site after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. ...

Billions spent on coronavirus fight, but what happens next?

Apr. 19, 2021 12:07 PM EDT

Congress has poured tens of billions of dollars into state and local public health departments in response to the coronavirus pandemic, paying for masks, contact tracers and education campaigns to persuade people to get vaccinated. Public health officials who have juggled...

Suspected Islamic militants kill 19 people in Niger village

Apr. 18, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Gunmen on motorcycles attacked a village near Niger's troubled border with Mali, shooting at people as they prayed at the mosque during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and killing 19 people, officials said Sunday. The attack took place Saturday...